My dad made the comment this year that Thanksgiving is just like Christmas...you wait all year for it and it is over in 15 minutes. It's true. BUT - having 5 days off to spend with your family is worth the wait. Plus, we had good food from Wednesday til Sunday, so I can't complain. However, I really can't believe how it came and went so quickly. We spent a lot of time just hanging out together, watching football, and chatting. I love that my dad was able to watch some good football, because he doesn't do it often, but it seems so good for a man's soul.
Scott spent almost the whole time with us. I can honestly say I was surprised because he is a hot commodity in the single world.
Zach and Scott bonded as they conquered the world on the computer. Three nights in a row I believe. I wonder what it would have been like to add Brad's geekiness to the mix....
We spent some time bringing up all our Christmas decor, spreading it out around the house, and finishing up the tree. I'm still looking for some perfect ribbon and non-ornament inserts though...
We went to the gym everyday. I love having that in common with my parents. We also did walks together around the neighborhood, scoping out any available lots for my parents to fall in love with so they can move up here. This was a hot topic, and my hopes are pretty high that it will work out one day. But, I can tell by the way my mom talks when we are discussing it that the time is not yet right for her. I'm thinking I will wait til our little baby gets here and see if he can work on convincing her. I think I have my dad convinced already though.
We did a little Christmas shopping. I got Zach a surprise and already have it under the tree!
On Sunday before church, I had my mom try to get a picture of Zach and me for a Christmas card. I don't know what it is about us two, but we really struggle to be photogenic. The one picture out of ten that I manage to like of myself just so happens to be the one picture Zach gets sick of smiling and does something crazy. My parents, on the other hand, looked great without even trying.
Towards the end when I knew that we pretty much had the best we could hope for, I threw out the sarcastic idea of throwing the leaves to pretend they were falling around us. Zach got pretty into it. I had to post several of the pics to successfully illustrate the absurdity and hilarity of this 30 second window of our life. Looking at these pictures reminds me why I am so happy with my handsome and oh-so-fun husband.
I tried not to skip over Thankgiving too fast, but with putting up the tree early and the anticipation of seeing Brad's family at Christmas, I already can't wait for it to get here! Thanksgiving was great though and I am so glad there is a time set aside in the year to specifically focus on the things we are grateful for.