I'm thankful for this special time of year. 👍
I'm thankful for supportive family who come to visit me. 😁💕
My life is FILLED with a multiplicity of blessings. Two of my great blessings came during Thanksgiving time to visit and we made such awesome memories! While Jaimie and Trever were here we filled each day with adventures of every sort. We went to the LA temple directly from the airport after picking them up.
From there we popped right over to Santa Monica Pier and the ocean for sea breeze and salty lips!
It was a fun afternoon walking the pier and catching up on all the news from home.
|Two Lovebirds relishing the sun, sand, and waves. Something that isn't done much at home...|
|Vintage car junkies|
We also went to a fun place to eat called The Crunchy Crab. Trever ordered a half-pound of saucy, full-bodied shrimp. The server promptly covered our table in paper and brought him a bib and plastic gloves to eat it, while Jaimie ordered a tilapia plate. She just wasn't expecting to get the entire fish on her plate, including head, fins, and tail!
Happy Thanksgiving Day! made up our next day together, along with several others, including missionaries and neighbors. Even so, we first made a quick escape in the early morning to check out Santa Anita Park, the professional horse racetrack and enjoy breakfast overlooking the beautiful track and horse training.
|Step right up and place your bets on the winning horse!|
Evening was reserved for a houseful of blessings in the form of missionaries, good neighbors, and family. Together with Trever's and Jaimie's consistent and willing help, we enjoyed a bounteous Thanksgiving meal that missionaries "gobbled" right down! It was a beautiful day, FULL of countless blessings all day long. As is customary, we ended this wonderful day with a famous family photo.
|Thanksgiving, 2016 Famous Family Photo|
Although the final day of the Waite's Thanksgiving holiday had arrived, we still eagerly utilized the morning before the Great LAX Trek to do something super cool and memorable by hastening to the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach. While there, we saw wondrous creatures of all sorts, and Trever and Jaimie loved the sea life adventure in all its variety.
|Trever found a friendly stingray who loved his stroking😀|
What blessings filled this year's Thanksgiving time!
and good food
and perfect weather
and ocean time
and great adventures
and I'm thankful for my blessings.