The turkey wasn’t the only thing stuffed this Thanksgiving as everyone talked about all the food they had to eat over the holiday. Everyone had a surprise Thursday night when 2/10 inch of rain fell. Then woke up Monday morning with a chilling 20 something degree weather and a heavy frost, and after all the wind over the weekend that seemed like child’s play. After all it is winter you know!Larry Max and Donna Hensley along with their two sons, Trent and Daniel of Midland were in over the Thanksgiving holiday visiting Bill and Jo Price. They caught some fish, ate, played games, ate and did lots of catching up on family news. A Thanksgiving dinner was held at the home of Hugo and Lesa. Malissa Lemons, Danny Lemons of Bend, Brandon and Alisa of Lampasas, Kristen Preece and Ytaga Fields of Killeen, Chelsea Lemons of Fredericks-burg, Clay Bradley and Kaylin Merenda of Mexia, all enjoyed being together for Thanksgiving.Eric and Ashley Hernandez were in Houston celebrating Thanksgiving with Ashley’s grandparents.Brandon and Alisa Preece just missed having their little one being born on Thanksgiving. Ava Laine Preece was born 11-25-11 at 11:25 A.M. and weighed in at 7 pounds and 6 ounces and 20 inches long. She is beautiful according to the proud grandparents (their first) Hugo and Lesa Preece and the first great grand child of Malissa Lemons. Lots of first here folks!Curtis Lemons and his wife, Cydney and their two children, HollieAnn and Mason dropped by for a visit with Lola Morris while in Bend visiting Phil B and Winnie Lou McCoury over Thanksgiving.The home of Tommie and Jane Tinney was overflowing this past week with relatives who came to celebrate Thanksgiving. Attending was Gary, Melinda, Jacob and Shelby Freeland of Canyon Lake; Mindy, Nicholas, Brady and Erica Freeland of Grand Prairie, Kate Schroeder and daughter Haley Poynter of Gettysburg, Pa., Jerry, Ann and Thomas Reyes of Richland Springs, Alton, Kim, Trey and Trevor Tinney of San Saba, Mona Foreman of Wylie, Don and Logan Liles of Arlington, Allison Schroeder of Round Rock, Darrel and Nora Tinney of Abilene. Everyone ate, visited, played games and just had lots of fun.It was the first Thanksgiving without Donnie Freeland and a few tears here and there, but the family tried to honor him and was thankful for the family and fellowship that they shared.Pat and Bonnie Millican and Pat’s sister, Gail left Thursday morning and drove to San Antonio to have Thanksgiving with Geoff, Lindsay and Henry Millican. They enjoyed a wonderful dinner, watched football, and ate some more. The highlight of the day was of course Henry who is a delight and is already saying “Pa-Pa,” which of course made the day for Pat. Bonnie knows that Henry is saving the best till last (saying grandma). After a brief shopping excursion on Friday morning they returned home to Bend.Karin Risberg, the exchange student who is staying with the Hicks family, came to church with her coat on, and Bonnie assumed it must be cold when someone from Sweden shows up with a coat on. Could be that she has been in Texas long enough to have forgotten how cold it gets in Sweden?.Patsy Henniger reported that she and R.J. along with Pete and his children had Thanksgiving with Mickey and Jill Henniger in Cedar Park. Sunday Pete and boys were out visiting Danny Dean and his boys from Midland, who were down on the river. The wind was so bad it almost blew them away. Sunday they stopped by and had lunch with the Henniger family.Raymond Hicks reported that the Methodist church celebrated the decorating of greens by lighting their first Advent Candle of Hope and their spectacular Chrismon Tree. The tree has well over one hundred ornaments made by members of the church, but mostly by Bonnie Millican’s brother-in-law, Al who lives in S. Carolina.Garrison and Brooke Stinnett with their children, Gunner, Suzi and Charlotte of Lubbock, spent Thanksgiving with his parent’s, Jimmy and Sylvia Stinnett. Jimmy and Sylvia left early Monday for Houston. They are to find out what type of treatment that Jimmy will be taking for his leukemia. Keep the family in your prayers. Mebbie Eckhoff reported that they had a busy Thanksgiving week. Robbie, Amy Eckhoff and boys, of Santa Fe, were in for awhile before going to her folks for a visit and then back before returning home to Santa Fe.Donnie and Rachael of Leander, drove her grandmother to Georgia for a visit and then they flew back leaving her so she would have a car while staying there.Joel, Denise, Luke and Abigail January of Katy, was in over the Thanksgiving holiday visiting his mother, Debbie January and his grandmother, Jolene Lively and other relatives.Bobby, Debbie and Laura Beth Hicks and Karin Risberg helped Raymond and Lewvon continue to celebrate their 50th anniversary by taking them to see “Tuna Christmas” at the Paramount theater in Austin, followed by a great meal at Pappaseto’s.Charlene Reavis reported that she and Jerry had Cindy Day, Mark McCoury, granddaughter Niekki and her husband, Tommy Mann from Cedar Park and their children, Ani White and Shelby Mann, Jolene Lively, Debbie January, Amy and Megan Stewart all for Thanksgiving. Lots of visiting and going down to the creek was done on a most perfect day.Keep Lillie Belle Marley in your prayers she suffered a fall and had numerous injuries and is in the hospital in Lampasas. Keep Jane Clark in your prayers. She had some sort of problem this past Monday before Thanksgiving and stayed overnight in the hospital. Further testing will be done on her this week in AustinWilliam and Jane Clark had the cousins night, and the Thanksgiving reunion of the family members of Edmond and Elsa Henniger. Those attending the event was R. J. and Patsy Henniger, Calvin and Peggy Henniger of Pasadena, and Bob and Doris Poe from Lometa. Emerson and Gladys Brister of Thrall; Walter, Ethan and Albert Brister, Thomas and Hunter Brister, Lloyd and Pam Henniger, Ben Ed and Audey Henniger and his friend JoNell, Jack and LaNell Daniels, Else Dean Shirley and her two grandkids Cayman and Timber Rogers, Kenneth and Vanessa Shirley of Belton; Bobby and Kit Clark of Round Rock; Boyd Clark of Lubbock; Doug, Kristi Messer and children, Jordan and Jaylee, Jamie Houdyshell and boys, Andrew and A.J.One of the highlights of the weekend was the catapult that Kenneth built and the family shot pumpkins, rocks, and pie melons to see how far they could throw the different objects. The farthest was 100 yds.Thursday Doug and Kristi Messer and their family fixed a Thanksgiving dinner for William, Jane Clark and Jamie Houdyshell and boys. Jerome and Shirley Meischen had both family members over to enjoy eating and watching the ballgame Saturday. There was a total of 11 plus a friend who enjoyed the meal. Texas coming out on top of A & M Thursday night made the day even better for everyone.Happy birthday goes out to Tennyson Gary who will celebrate a birthday December 3, to Lewvon Hicks, who will celebrate a birthday December 5, to Chee Brockman and Sylvia Stinnett who will celebrate a birthday December 7, to OraBeth Hicks and John Hicks who will celebrate a birthday December 8.