Sunday, November 21, 2010

Never Underestimate the Power of Jayden Pictures

Years ago my sister and brother in law announced they will never come home for Thanksgiving again because the traffic is too much to deal with. The holiday makes the 7 hour drive a lot longer.

Logically, I understand.

But, my heart has been hurting because I so badly want my sister home for Thanksgiving this year.

So, I have been sending her text messages with pictures of Jayden asking for Aunt Katie to come home. (I know, it's not playing fair, haha.)

Guess what....my sister called Friday night and THEY ARE COMING HOME FOR THANKSGIVING!!!

YAAAAAY!

They are going to wait to leave Thursday morning instead of Wednesday evening, which should eliminate some of the traffic. I'm so excited. Jayden has changed so much since the last time she was home in the beginning of October. I can't wait.

SO HAPPY!

27 comments:

  1. Not playing fair for sure, but sounds like something I would do! So glad your sister is coming home for Thanksgiving! That is something else for which to be thankful!!! Happy ICLW!

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  2. Your little Jayden is so adorable! I'm so excited your sister will be coming for Thanksgiving! I haven't been home for Thanksgiving in 10 years... since high school! Just too impractical to spend all that money for a plane ticket for 3 days. But I know what you mean about not playing fair... looks like it worked ;) Happy ICLW!

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  3. Jayden is gorgeous! That's not playing fair, but I like your style. Baby pictures are excellent bribery. I also run a before and after school program (plus K enrichment and preschool) for school agers so we have that in common!

    **Happy ICLW**

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  4. My sister does it to me all the time. I never want to miss a moment with the neices and nephew so I give in everytime. Have a great Holiday with your family!

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  5. That little boy has power! Of course he does - have you seen him? Oh wait, preaching to the choir... :) I'm so happy you get to spend Thanksgiving with your sister!

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  6. Stopping by from ICLW - YAY! That must be so exciting for you having your sister home for Thanksgiving. Your son is just gorgeous by the way! Happy ICLW.

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  7. Yay Lisa! Sounds like it's going to be a great holiday!

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  8. Ha ha! That's hilarious. That is totally not playing fair, but it works! I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    ICLW
    http://mmproper.blogspot.com

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  9. That's great she'll be visiting you all!! Sounds great. Hope you have a perfect holiday with your family!

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  10. Awwwwwwwwww that is spectacular!!! I know that your heart is just leaping with joy right now! YAY!

    Stopping by via ICLW

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  11. What a beautiful little boy you've got there! And I think it would be hard to resist his cuteness!! =)
    Also stopping by via ICLW.

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  12. Stopping by from ICLW - Jayden is such an adorable little boy! Glad to read that your sister will be coming home for Thanksgiving. It's always great to have family around for the holidays.

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  13. I certainly understand your desire to have family around to share the joy of your new baby. So glad for you that you will!

    We don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia of course, but I think you guys in the U.S are kinda lucky to have a holiday set aside especially for giving thanks.

    It is so helpful to focus on all the good things we have in our lives.

    Monica from ICLW

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  14. That is a good way to manipulate people ! :)
    Happy ICLW

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  15. I remember that not too long ago you didn't like family gatherings. What a change a few months make. I'm so happy for you and your family.

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  16. Ah Guilt... miracle worker! Glad you will have your sister home this year!

    Happy ICLW :)

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  17. Happy ICLW! Jayden is adorable and I can see why it would be impossible to resist him. :)
    My family is spread all over the world and we have often celebrated the holidays on a different day...making travel much easier for everyone. This year...Christmas in January!

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  18. Who can resist Jayden??? No one :)

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  19. So glad you're extended family will be together for Thanksgiving! Much to be thankful for! Happy ICLW!

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  20. Happy ICLW! ahh, the power of pics!! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!Take care!Amy

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  21. Happy ICLW!!!

    My sister did the same thing to me with my two nieces. I don't think I would go over to my sister's house quite as much if she didn't play the "niece's-want-their-Aunt-Chelle" card.

    Michelle
    http://samide2001.blogspot.com/

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  22. Happy ICLW and Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy the holiday with your family and beautiful baby!

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  23. Happy ICLW! It sounds like you will have a lovely Thanksgiving - make sure that you enjoy J's first!

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  24. Yay! So glad you get to have your sister around for Thanksgiving.

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