Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

This holiday season seemed SO busy. It felt like we had a million things to do! I think Tommy being in school this year is part of it.

He had a Grandparent's Day/Thanksgiving program at school one day in November. I was super bummed because it was his first program and parents weren't really invited to watch it! It was on a Tuesday morning, so I didn't take the day off work, but all of Tommy's grandparents got to go. I was really nervous to hear about how he did because he is SO shy. I asked them to tape part of it and send it to me so I could see it.

I got a 5 second video of him standing on the stage and the whole time, he was picking his nose. Lovely. Oh well. At least he got ON the stage! I'm going to call that a win!

This year, we hosted Thanksgiving for Nick's side of the family for lunch. We crammed all 12 of us into our kitchen and had to bring in two long buffet tables to get everyone seated. It was a tight fit, but we made it work! I love having all of our family together and am so grateful we all live close to one another. We (of course) had too much food, but it was all SOOOOO good. I tried sweet potatoes for the first time and liked them!

After we ate, we sat around feeling fat :) And I think there was some football watching going on. We went out to the barn for awhile and let the kids get some fresh air.

Then for Thanksgiving dinner, we went to my mom's house. I took some cream-cheese filled jalapeno poppers wrapped in bacon, hoping it would induce labor for my sister in law (and it did!!). My mom cooked a huge, random assortment of food (as is our usual holiday tradition!). We ate dinner and then played a SERIOUS game of Taboo!

After we left my mom's, we went home and rolled ourselves into our fat pants and slept soundly through the night!

It was the perfect Thanksgiving day and I was and am SO thankful for all of my blessings in life!

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