I KID, I KID.
The food was so good and the drinks were plentiful. My faves from the night were the caramel apple pie and the spiked hot apple cider. My job was to make the mashed potatoes and the green beans (with bacon, obvi). Both were slammin'. It was a good time had by all.
I could totally go for some of that pie right now.
The next morning, we loaded up the car and embarked on our very first family car trip. 4 and a half hours of Ty playing I Spy with himself, CJ asking if we were there yet and the Husband rolling his eyes and mumbling about the boys talking too much. It was a good time had by all.
If you know me even a little, you know that I have some serious anxiety. So preparing for this trip was just amazing. I was all kinds of stressed out. Sleeping away from my house stresses me out. Having my kids off their schedule stresses me out. Being out of my comfort zone stresses me out. Brushing my hair stresses me out. (Just kidding on that last one, but I think you get my point. I'm one big stress ball).
But all of that flew out the window the second we got out of the car at my sister-in-law's house. My kids adored playing with their cousins and the four of us adults all got to enjoy each other's company. Plus, my SIL made a whole Thanksgiving dinner. Homemade mac 'n cheese, corn pudding, the works. I stuffed myself silly. To that one, I brought some peppermint meltaway cookies and a pumpkin roll. (Thank you, Pinterest.)
So, what are you thankful for this year? I have been blessed with so many amazing things. When we went around the table at my sister's before we ate, I said that I was thankful for my kids. I am. They are funny, charismatic, caring, sensitive, smart, loving, athletic little boys who love their mama. I'm also thankful that I've decided not to have any more.
I'm thankful for my husband who works so hard so that I can have options. I'm thankful for having my family so close to me. I'm thankful for my work schedule, for my health, for free memberships at two gyms. For caller ID (yes, I will screen your call), Pandora Christmas stations, and universal nap time.
The list could go on forever. I live a great life. And for that I am thankful.
Have a healthy day,
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