The Caskey Family

Giving Thanks
December 3, 2008, 8:37 pm
Filed under: Elijah, family news, Friends, Merry, Micah, Pictures

We have much to be thankful for (yes, I know it’s late for a Thankgiving post, sorry!) as a family.  We have spent the last few weeks just spending time together with each other and lots of family from out of town.  Micah is growing and is very healthy.  He will be four weeks old on Friday. . .wow, does time fly!


Micah is is own sweet personality and it is fun to watch him grow and become more alert (at times other than 3 AM, of course!)  He has Jeremy’s same rare blood type and has many features that may make him more of Jeremy’s clone than even Elijah is. . .he even snores like Jeremy. . .already at this young age!

Our out of town guests began with Aunt Beth and Uncle Bryan from North Carolina.  It was the first time we got to meet Bryan, and we are thankful that God has blessed Beth with a husband like him.  He is very sweet and laid-back and we enjoyed spending time with him.  We got to go to the Festival of Lights on James Island with Beth and Bryan, complete with our traditional hot cocoa in thermoses and hot dogs added this year.  YUM!

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The following week, Jeremy’s parents came for the Thanksgiving holiday as well as his brother Joe and his new bride, Dani.  Beth and Bryan were also able to come for a few days also.  We are thankful for military hotels. . .I would have really been sweating with that many in our house!

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We had a total of 22 for Thanksgiving (19 seated plus 3 babies) – we had family, friends, coworkers and neighbors, so we kept things diverse. . . and it was a very sweet time.  Jeremy made two smoked turkeys and we also deep fried four turkey roasts.

The day after Thanksgiving, the young couples without children went out shopping while the rest of us made fun of them being so crazy!  In the morning the day after Thankgiving we relaxed and put up the Christmas tree as is tradition in our house and played It’s a Wonderful Life on the TV while we decorated.  Bryan heartily joined into the family tradition lifting the children up to put the ornaments on the tree.  We gave them the popcorn we had strung together years ago with Beth to use now on their tree.

img_3612 img_3613 img_3626 This last picture is of our children with the aunties and uncles. . . so cool how two aunties and one uncle have been added to our family by marriage this year!

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i am so very excited that there was an update! i was getting tired of having to look through those same other pics! i am so glad that all of your many members of both sides of the family were able to come spend a few days with you over the holiday. and now, i think it is jenn and vince’s time to come visit those lovely children of yours! i miss them so very much. so we will have to find a day that works out for everyone. i also need to give the kids their christmas gifts as well. miss you all!

Comment by Jennifer

ok, seriously there is so much in here that made me laugh….first off “nice butterflies jeremy” in the pic of brian and beth and I could go on. I love the one with brian asleep with beth because, I had to double take because that’s my reality! I loved spending time meeting all your family it was too cool! I love you guys mucho mucho.

Comment by Stephanie Coronado

He is growing so much!!! I know you are enjoying all the newness of a little baby. Maybe David and Kate will be soon, then I can love all over he or she!! I am so glad for you all!!!

Comment by Cindy Morris

He is getting big…already!

Comment by Rachel Pavelka

Wow, that redish blonde hair is dominant! Cute pics, I enjoy looking! Beth looks beautiful, tell her I said so. We miss you and love you!

Comment by Kelly

I have thought of you and prayed for you often! I am delighted to see Jeremy is home! We both welcomed our 3rd on the 7th of November! Congrats and God bless!

Comment by Jenni Hester

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