Many of you have asked where in the world I've been.

All I know is that after 7 plus years of blogging and a different lappy, which I don’t like, I seem to have lost my blogging fervor.

Someday, when you least expect it, I will post again.

For those of you still waiting I say thank you.

Meanwhile, I am rather prolific on twitter. Find me: @KeethaB
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Sunday, November 29, 2009

Peace on Earth? WHAT IS THAT ALL ABOUT!?!?

Whatever it is, we "ain't got" it at the BROYLES house when we all get together!!!! What we DO "got" are:





Story Telling


More Noise

And Still More Noise.

Some families like to play board games - - - we never seem to get around to that, we're too busy talking. (Imagine that!)

This Thanksgiving was no exception. Just pretend you were here. By the way, WERE you here? In THIS crowd, who would know if a new face showed up!?!

For years we've done Thanksgiving with BOTH sides of my sister's family - - - so we claim her outlaws as family now!!! This is the Holloway clan that was here. Johnna (far left) is Jeff's (center) wife and Jeff is my B-I-L Joe's brother. Far right are my sister Pam and her hubby Joe. Peeking in between Jeff and Johnna are Brooks, Jeff's son, and his wife Courtney.

We ALWAYS intend to get a good group shot of ALL of us, but this happens to be the ONLY group shot I managed to get this year. I'll be telling you MORE about Jeff in my last Thanksgiving post - - - maybe tomorrow or Tuesday.

This is our sweet adorable Cathy and she is holding our newest grandpuppy, Rosie. Cathy is dating our son Kelly and doing her BEST to make him more human - - - where I failed. Rosie actually belongs to Korie, Cathy was just getting acquainted.

Little Piper was entertaining herself with my wagon full of teddy bears. I hesitate to show this picture lest you think all the adults in her life told her to go play with the electric socket - - - which I can assure you we DID NOT, and she was only passing by, but you can't tell that in this picture, can you????

Brooks - - - I believe he was saying something about me taking his picture, but you can see it didn't stop me!

Our "baby" Kyle with our S-I-L, Jason. Jason was multi-tasking, watching the football game AND working on his fantasy football at the same time. I believe Kyle was just hanging out as he HATES football - - - he isn't related to his mother at all.

Mackinley has discovered our "castle" books. Their pages are shaped so that when the book is closed, it forms a castle. He is in love with them and carried them around for a while, weaving in and out of the adult crowd, looking for someone to look at them with him. I'll show the books in more detail later in a TVTT post.

Piper showing off her new pink hair bows.

Chris, Korie's fiance, holding the new grandpuppy, Rosie, on his lap. I think we overwhelm Chris - - - his family is quiet, mature, and sophisticated - - - everything we are NOT!!! But, he keeps coming back, so I guess he likes us just fine.

I close this little unPeace Post with a random group shot.

We had a delightful time together and we were very thankful.

I was especially thankful for football and blogging - - - as I may have already mentioned.


In passing.

In a previous post.

Or two.



Debby@Just Breathe said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time. Love the new grand puppy!

KBeau said...

Love your Thanksgiving pictures. I really think it's my favorite holiday. We always travel to Arkansas to have Thanksgiving with my mother's family. There were about 75 of us this year. It's gotten so large that we have to have it in the church fellowship hall.

Brenda said...

What fun to have such a close-knit family along w/ in-laws, and outlaws errrr...out-laws!

Keri said...

What a fantastic picture of the Holloway clan!!!

nancygrayce said...

A great Thanksgiving!

Lori E said...

Electrical first thought absolutely.
I just love the family and friends get togethers. The random conversations. The hugs and the food.
I am so looking forward to Christmas. My sister & bro in law will be here this year and I am more excited about that than anything else.

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Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

I know I shouldn't be laughing at the electric socket shot...but I am, a little. ;-) And, "...and doing her BEST to make him more human - - - where I failed." You are too, too much.

And do I spy with my little New York eye a Yankee in the mix?! I'm impressed. ;-)

Kristin - The Goat said...

We don't have peace at our big family thanksgivings either. I love it - the outlaws haha.

I bet it's wonderful having a house full of football lovers (minus one) :) I didn't know you could produce such a thing!!

Keri said...

Oh no, no, Kirby! 3 of her 4 children are NOT football fans! :)

Leigh of Tales from Bloggeritaville said...

HAHA! YOU watched football on Thanksgiving? naaaaah! LOL!