Thanksgiving this year was extra special because we had ALL of my family here at home for Thanksgiving. I know it took sacrifice for everyone to get off work and to drive to Burley and I know it is hard for some of us to be in loud, noisy groups so that makes this a extraordinary weekend because of all the sacrifices that were made. I'm so thankful for my family and the loving relationships that we share.
Wednesday, I suppose you might call the Pre-Party. We had Lisa and Shane and Josh drive up early in the day. They couldn't stay all weekend, so they made sure to come early. I stopped by Mom's house during my lunch hour to pick up the dish I needed for my food assignment (Spinach Salad... Yum!). When I asked them what they were doing for lunch, I got shrugs all around. I suggested that Dairy Queen has a special on a Double Cheeseburger meal and Shane jumped up and said, let's go get some. Apparently, he is a fan of Dairy Queen. Who knew?! :) Trevor's family joined us later that night and we brought the boys over to play on Chris's Wii. Josh was kind enough to supply us with four more controllers and a half a dozen games. Thanks Josh!! I love this picture of everyone playing the racing game. I can still hear Alex's laugh as he falls off a cliff and Chris tells him, "Looks like you're going for a swim!"
Later, we trekked back over to Mom and Dad's house for birthday cake. We have three November birthdays: Shane, Dad and Mom. Happy birthday guys!
Brad and I both had to work a full day today, so he came in late and I had gone home to bed, but it is still nice knowing we're all together again!
I grew up in a little town with just under 10,000 people. I like the sense of community and family. Not at first though. Like most teenagers I couldn't wait to get out of here. And I did. I went to college and then university. I studied lots of different material and mets lots of different people. I had some really awesome experiences and some rather trying ones too. It was during those difficult times that I found who my real friends were so I like to stick with them. Once a friend; always a friend.