Thanksgiving Part 2 and Christmas Pics

Caleb, Rebekah, Derek, Colton, Amy, Meghan (and Charlotte in the womb), Raymond, and Abigail #NAOBC4Life

On Thanksgiving day 2012 we ate with two families that we are exceptionally close with at our church, NAOBCthe Browns and the Drahoshes.  Gigi, Meghan’s mom, was there too.  We had a wonderful day together for the second year in a row.  We talked, ate, played with Colton and Abigail on the floor, ate, played Ticket to Ride, and ate (and after it all Meghan and I watched Psych!). You know that’s right!

Other highlights of the day: the guys tossed the football and reminisced on the fun of our respective high school football days,  Raymond and Derek pulled the kiddos around in a wagon, and the ladies did something but I wasn’t there to observe it so I don’t know what they said or did :)

Below are two Christmas pictures from our family photographer, Caleb Drahosh.  They are their usual awesome with Caleb-esque quality.  Though it looks like he took them at a studio, he did them in our living room.  Thanks bro!

The Johnson family

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Gigi’s Visit and Thanksgiving Part 1 with Mrs. Millie

On Saturday, November 19th the USM Golden Eagles lost to UAB and Gigi left her humble abode for the Ice Praires of Louisville, KY to visit her only born granddaughter (until late January/early February 2012).  Gigi was in the Cardinal city (Louisville Cardinals) here for a week.  We watched Psych, ate, watched Psych, shopped, laughed while watching Psych, and other lazy holiday week things (I tried to do this as much as PhD studies would allow me – I was cramped in an office most of the time writing a paper).  Needless to say, we had a blast! Abigail loved playing with Gigi’s keys, wearing/dragging Gigi’s purse around the house and eating Nutella for breakfast from Gigi’s hand. #Luckykid

On Wednesday, November 23rd we traveled all of 1/2 mile to Mrs. Millie’s home for the first of our two Thanksgiving celebrations! (Mrs. Millie is a NAOBC-er with us; she has basically adopted Meghan and me as grandchildren and Abigail as a great grandchild…I’m not upset about it either because she can cook reeeeeaaaaaalllllllyyyyyy good).  It was exquisite–homemade food, pumpkin pie, laughing, and assembling a Christmas tree for Mrs. Millie.

Once we receive the pictures from Thanksgiving Part 2 with the Drahoshes and the Browns, we’ll post those pictures as well!

Below are some of the pictures of this wonderful week with family.