We went to the Zoo today to get out of the house. It was fun! It was such nice weather too! I had Charleigh in the carrier and the other 5 kids were running around like crazy :) It was good though...Charleigh's first time and she did wonderful. We got some cute (hopefully) pictures of all the grandkids (now 6) but I'll have to wait for home to post pics.
After naps we did the traditional thing and went to Rhema for the turning on of all the lights. It was probably my favorite year so far...and this time I mean it! Normally I don't love going because it's so cold and crowded and my kids were always too little to have a clue what was going on. But this year, I feel complete and the sparkle in my kids' eyes and the huge smiles and laughter were wonderful. So even though I went with a less than perfect attitude, it was grand! :)
Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day. I have a new bundle to be thankful for! But so much more...I am just loving where we are right now as a family. Jeff and I are doing really well and are more in love than ever. The big kids are getting bigger and well, that's just a good thing for the Berg clan. They are learning and growing and maturing and I love seeing small glimpses of the little people they are growing up to be. When it's so difficult to press on and be consistent in discipline, it's nice to finally see some positive reinforcement for the parents :) they are FAR from finished or perfect, but I love this stage that Jackson is in, and well, Creighton...she thankfully makes me smile and laugh more than she makes me want to pull out my hair. Charleigh is such a good baby and is the delight of all of our hearts. She is very content most of the time and is a good sleeper. I am just thankful! We are so very blessed.
We will have 'the' meal for dinner tomorrow night at 5pm. My brother and his new wife will be here and then our home will be filled to the brink with love and wild wild wild little people :) It's fun. It's crazy, but it's family...we will do our other traditional thing tomorrow and go see a movie. It should be interesting with everyone there...but I am hoping for the very best!
Good night all.