This is my FAVORITE time of year! I get excited around September when I can start putting out Fall decorations (we may have put them up at my office on September 1), and then the week of Thanksgiving, it's really exciting because I can finally talk about CHRISTMAS without everyone rolling their eyes.
We had a very laid back Thanksgiving this year because John had to work until 3:00...my mom (Tootsie), John's dad (Papa), and Uncle Zac came and hung out with me and Fitz for the afternoon and then when John got home we ate a yummy dinner and piled up on the couch! Perfection.
|This is the only pic we took!|
Black Friday used to mean shopping for me, like all night sometimes, but now that we have Fitz, it's just not all that important and exciting, ha! So instead, I woke up thankful to see this view Friday morning:
We always celebrate Thanksgiving the Saturday afterwards with my family in Mississippi, so we headed over there Friday afternoon. Friday night we stayed at my cousin and his wife's house, and had the best time playing card games and cooking and laughing!
Saturday morning we went to see my sweet Grandmama in her personal care home. I hate that she has Alzheimer's and isn't able to understand who we are anymore, but I'm glad I can still go see her and have the memories of how she used to be. I was telling her things I remembered from when I was little, and I swear she tried to say my name one time. My mom says I can choose to hear whatever I want from her, so I believe I will.
You should all know Brianne by now, ha! She married my cousin Glenn, and I'm so thankful she's in our family! Love her.
A rare selfie with Uncle Zac...you can tell he's not so up on the selfie-taking, lol!
My cousin, Matthew...we got into all sorts of trouble together when we were little! We were best buddies!
We had so much fun all cutting up together on Saturday, laughing and eating and telling stories. I'm so thankful for my family!
Glenn and Brianne just bought a new house, and the old owners left a swing set and trampoline, which was perfect for the kids!
We all had so much fun and I can't wait to see everyone again at Christmas in just a few weeks!