Sometimes so much happens in such a short span of time that I have a difficult time blogging. And, then, so much time can pass that it can be easier to simply not blog!
But, Thanksgiving was fantastic!
Wednesday we left to pick-up Ray from work to join him for lunch at IKEA. We had coupons for free meals in the restaurant & I'll admit it was fun to be able to try different meals (& desserts!) instead of the usual hot dogs in the cafe. Ray also surprised me when I picked him up from the office & told me that he was finished for the day rather than his usual end time of 4:00! Because of that we were able to leave straight for Orlando & get there around 4:30.
Eva & Livi were at my parents' house hanging out when we arrived & they joined us for dinner. Addison loves Eva & says that she is her "cousin."
After dinner we left the kids with my parents (hey, we put the younger two to bed first!) & went to Barnes & Noble. You never know when your next alone time will be so I always take the chance when we get one. So, it may've been our second night out in less than a week but for we know the next night out could be two months away!
Thanksgiving morning we spent relaxing around the house, Megan came over at 9:00 & we turned on the parade without really watching it. I still enjoyed my traditional coffee & Publix pecan danish!
I was really excited that we were able to go visit Renee & family in the morning. For the first time in 20+ years they didn't have any company for Thanksgiving so we went over & spent time with their family for a couple of hours. The girls had fun playing & we sat around chatting & watching them prepare their Thanksgiving meal.
We got home PAST nap time. I still tried for a decent family photo. It didn't go well.
We went to Dar's for Thanksgiving dinner around 4. Lots of fun spending time with friends, chatting & eating yummy food. Seriously, lots of food. At least three turkeys, a ham, tons of grape leaves, three kinds of stuffing...you get the idea.
We went on a post-meal walk & made it back to my parents & in bed before 10! Ray & I left for a little shopping around 6:30 in the morning but we were quickly called back to my parents' to a hungry Clay! Then, we drove home to work our holiday shifts & settle back in from a fun week!