We had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year! We had dinner at my parents house, it was nice and quiet. My Parents, my brother Mike and his family and my little family were the only ones there. It was a nice change of pace for the holiday, we had yummy food and the conversation was great. It was nice not to have all the chaos of 16+ people there trying to figure out where everyone will sit and who were the unlucky ones that didn't get to sit at the main table. It was nice not having too many "hens" in the kitchen all trying to cook at the same time. It was also nice not having a million toddlers underfoot, Jack was plenty enough. During dinner we talked about what we were thankful for and some of the things mentioned were:
Indoor plumbing was mentioned a couple of times
I do have to say that I have a little internal giggle going on when my Dad does his "welcome" speech, if you haven't ever heard one, you are missing out.
After dinner we went to Hal's sister's house for pie. It was so much fun hanging out, chatting and stuffing ourselves on the many different kinds of pie. The kids had fun playing Rock Band and Dance Dance Revolution. Jack had a blast chasing around Charlie (their dog), he was even trying to bark like him, it was sooooo funny! Addy had a good time being passed around and adored by everyone. She even had a nice blowout, YUCK! But luckily her cousin had a onesie we borrowed, since I didn't have the sense to pack an emergency outfit.
Note to self, NEVER weigh the day after Thanksgiving.
1 month ago