I have a lot to be thankful for.  Especially this Thanksgiving. It's great to be back in my home state and enjoy the company of our family and friends, but I had NO Idea that the whole bunch of them would help us move into our new place.

Kelly Cordes Photo November 2013

Above, Austin, Samantha, Tanner, Mason and Drew....All teamed up to help move boxes and boxes of stuff into our new home. Austin (Leo), and Brock are somewhere in there...probably in the suburban helping dad get things loaded.

Kelly Cordes Photo November 2013

Samantha watches as her boyfriend Austin, my cousin John, (her father), and my Dad, whose head is in the suburban,  packed in the big stuff, (pictured from left to right).  Mom and Dad continued to help me throughout the weekend to get all our pictures up on the walls, curtains ironed, house painted, floors cleaned...I could go on and on.  Dad used his great talents to build us some special shelves, and my mom with her great sense of decor, helped me figure out where to put all of our pics.  I don't think I can even list how much they've done for us since we've been back...but wow...am I thankful for them.  Either they really really love us, or they really really wanted their house back. Hmmmm..... I choose to believe they just love us!

My wonderful Aunt Marlene surprised me with a house warming gift basket, that delivered delicious chocolates, towels, a gift card, and more. They all put a lot of work into this move. My sons Tanner and Drew had to take a little time out to enjoy a game of Chess, then back to work.

Kelly Cordes Photo November 2013

It was truly a great Thanksgiving...and my many thanks to them all. YOU SO ROCK!