We had a fantastic, relaxing and fun-filled Thanksgiving weekend with Tim's parents, brother and his family coming from Florida and Detroit, respectively, to visit.
Tim's parents arrived Monday giving Nancy and I the chance to wrap our holiday shopping. That's right - all done! [And I ordered my Christmas cards today to boot.] We even got some of the wrapping done taking care to correct past years' errors like using different wrapping paper for Santa gifts and computerized tags. Last year it was pointed out to me that Santa and I had the same paper and identical handwriting.
Wednesday, Tim's brother and his crew arrived. Let the festivities begin....
Tim, Morrigan, his brother Pat and our nieces Kelsey and Darby and I all ran the Thanksgiving morning 5K, the Drumstick Dash. The girls smoked us all finishing first. Tim and Pat were next with Tim just besting his older brother. Morrigan was doing well, for the first 1/2 mile. Then it was largely walking and complaining. Our time was s-l-o-o-o-o-w and I really wished I had registered under a pseudonym but I spent time with my little girl, no matter how complainy that time was.
Then we were home to cook up a fantastic feast! It was also Pat's birthday so our pumpkin pie was supplemented with cake.
Doug and Nancy flew home Friday. The rest of us enjoyed the sunny, crisp weather and went on a hike before coming home and making home made pizzas.
Eion bonded with his cousin Darby, with whom he played Plants vs. Zombies almost non-stop. They are six years apart so it was cute to see the common ground. All the kids (and adults) got along great which makes us all the more excited for our family trip to the beach in July.
Saturday, all our guests had gone, leaving us a few days before school to clean and decorate for Christmas.
It was a wonderful holiday and we are truly blessed!