This year’s Thanksgiving was a complete 180-degree turnaround from last year. Don’t get me wrong, I still had a wonderful time, but it was just completely different is all. In the first place, it was only my two older sisters and their families and me. My parents weren’t able to make it for a variety of reasons including bad weather (stupid snow!) and discovering an uninvited critter in their home (eek!). This is the first time I’ve ever been away from my parents for Thanksgiving, so it was interesting.
Last year my entire family all gathered to Boise to spend Thanksgiving with our beautiful angel. It was a very special and tender time and the second year in a row that my entire family was able to get together. But I did have a lovely time with my sisters!
The weather wasn’t ideal for the drive, but blessedly my sister’s best friend was visiting from California. She was determined to visit Logan and invited me to ride with her and her kids. What a wonderful blessing! Otherwise I probably would’ve waited until Thursday morning to go.
The weekend was great! I split my time between both my sisters’ houses and very much enjoyed spending time with them and their families. Here’s a few pictorial highlights. Enjoy!
This is what Logan looked like as we drove in. Yup, winter has officially arrived.
Clockwise from top left: the kids were very excited to see me; the Gamer loves MellyBelly (but she’s so adorable how could you not love her?); Bumblebee enjoying our pre-Thanksgiving shopping trip; and Bumblebee and the Diva helping make Thanksgiving treats.
Thanksgiving Day: my sister and I attended two hours of the aerobathon her gym was holding. One of the classes was Zumba (wa-hoo!) and the other was basically a group personal training session. It kicked my trash, but I loved it! I also got to play beauty salon with the girls, as you can see below.
The spread and my brothers-in-law.
What gathering would be complete without some dancing? And the other one is just A being silly.
As you can see, it was a very fun day! I was going to add a few more pictures, but I just decided to do a separate entry for those. I hope you’ll be waiting in anticipation.