One precious thing that I must mention was the prayer before the meal. Typically, it is my Dad who says the blessing over the food before we all eat. However, in a bit of confusion, my grandmother ended up saying the prayer as we all gathered and held hands. I have never heard her pray before, and it was the sweetest, cutest, and funniest thing ever. My mom and my two aunts were crying! Also, I made a point to get some pictures of me and Nora with my mom and grandmother. Four generations in one place at one time. That was certainly an adventure, because the whole time my grandma kept trying to talk to Nora instead of looking at the camera. (By the way, my grandma thinks that Nora can talk to her. She kept telling me, "Casey, I have never seen a three month old that can talk." I would just say back, "Me neither, Grandma, me neither.) Other funny grandma moments include that she kept calling my sister Emily by the name "Connie." The whole day she would refer to Emily as Connie and we were all like "Who is Connie?" It was hysterical. Hillary, my youngest sister, and I called Emily "Connie" for the remainder of the day. It was great!
Finally, in the pictures below you will notice Nora's beautiful Thanksgiving Day attire. My mom bought Nora this beautiful dress along with the most adorable white bow and cute little shoes. She looked like a doll and the blue dress really made her bright blue eyes pop!
I am so thankful for all of the blessings that the Lord has bestowed on our family this year. God has been so kind and so faithful during this year and through all of the life changes that we have experienced in moving to Knoxville and becoming parents. Nora has been such a work of grace in my life and I am thankful to the Lord for the changes he is bringing out in me through her!
"Every good and perfect gift comes down from the Father of Lights."