Our family had a very relaxing Thanksgiving, and I am grateful for that.
The boys and I went up to dad's on Monday (I flew with the two of them). I was superbly nervous about how this event would go, but they both were well behaved champs, and I enjoyed it.
I went out to dinner with a long lost high school friend on Tuesday night sans two cherubs. It was so good to reconnect with her and to catch up on each others lives and to know that we are still important to one another. Old wounds were healed and that was a huge relief to me.
A flew up on Thursday morning. We missed him a lot and I was relieved to not have to be a single mom any more.
Both of my sisters were there, and two of my brothers, as well as my grandma. My younger brother has two little ones, Dallin is 3 and he and E had a great time together. Dallin kept calling E 'friend', it was pretty cute. Bailey is 4 months old and a delightful neice to have. She's got big brown eyes and is super smiley. I love her!
My sister and sister-in-law and I braved Walmart and Target the day after Thanksgiving, it wasn't as frightful as I anticipated. The boys went hiking and had a great time.
We flew home on Saturday. I was sad to leave everyone behind, but happy to be home back to my own bed.
So aside from kids being a little under the weather for a few days and the fact that my dad has a dog and two cats, my sister bringing her dog and my brother bringing his dog (a post to come about why I do not want any animals...) it was a prime experience to reconnect with my loved ones and I am grateful for that.