Okay okay, so I might not have followed the advice I wrote myself a week ago (reference that here), but I’m happy to report that Thanksgiving was a success yet again. We spent lots of quality time with Gigi, Gpa, Aunt Amaya, and Uncle Doug (Travis’ fam), we ate and ate and ate delicious food, and we even played a wild round (or 30) of Heads Up (which I’m sure will become a new family tradition).
We started the day off with a family Turkey Trot in Piedmont (I pushed the single BOB and Travis pushed the double BOB – we were quite the crew – even Uncle Doug joined us).
What a great way to kick off Thanksgiving – I hope to do that for many years to come. It’ll be even more fun when the girls can run on their own (and we won’t have to push anything…haha)! Oh, and I don’t mean to brag or boast, but I finished before Travis… (now I’ll be able to find out if he reads this blog post) 😉
When Travis’ family arrived, I was prepping the turkey and finalizing sides (though I’m happy to say I cooked most of them on Tuesday and Wednesday).
While I was working on that, they went to the playground with the girls and based on the pictures that were taken, it looks like they had an awesome time. The girls came back nice and exhausted (aka – nice and ready for their naps).
The rest of the day was awesome. I finished up the turkey (yum!), we enjoyed some wonderful appetizers, we listened to Amaya play the guitar, my sous chefs were very helpful (just like last year), and then we feasted.
Oh, and yes…I still printed up menus for the meal.
We caught up on life, we shared stories, we tried our hardest to hear each other over the sounds of three little kids, and we just enjoyed spending time together. We also attempted to take some family photos. Here were the best ones from that evening.
I must say, with everyone’s different schedules it’s hard to get all of us together in the same place at the same time, so I’m very happy we were able to spend time together for this wonderful holiday.
I hope you all had wonderful Thanksgivings as well!