Have I ever been slacking on in the blogging department! I have no excuses either, just plain old forgetfulness. I decided today was the day I was going to sit down and finally post about our thanksgiving, so here it goes.
Thanksgiving is hands down my favourite holiday. It’s all the food, family and fun of Christmas without the stress of presents. The fact that it landed on my work free weekend and we had our kids was even more exciting.
Friday wasn’t anything too exciting other than we moved our new table into the house. I know, wild and crazy Friday night haha but we’ve spent the last 4 years with a table that’s too small for our family so we never get to eat together. My in laws were super nice and gave us their old table when they got a new one, about a year ago. I finally got around to painting, staining, and finding chairs for it so we could move it from Morgan’s garage to our kitchen. The girls were so excited to finally get to eat as a whole family.
Brad had promised to make scones for breakfast Saturday morning and for the first time ever in our home we ate a meal as a family. Milestone!
Saturday was a perfectly relaxing day for us. Kids played all day while Brad and I continued on our Game of Thrones marathon and not one of us got dressed. Around dinner time the girls decided they wanted to have a sleepover at my moms, so I gave her a call and coincidentally she was on her way to Dylan and Robyn’s hometown (about halfway between our town and hers) and said just to meet her there. We continued our lazy Saturday streak and I picked up pizza for dinner while I was there. Still not dressed btw. The boys were pretty excited to hear they’d be the only kids home for the night.
Sunday we were up and in the kitchen getting ready for our big Richards dinner at Brads parents house. By we, I mean Brad baked dozens of buns while I lazed around until it was time for me to get ready and go meet my mom to get the girls. By the time we got back, there was just enough time to get the girls ready and then we were off for dinner. I pretty much starved myself all day in anticipation for this meal. Nothing beats a good turkey dinner. Ryan and Rachel and their kids were missing because they went to Seattle to see Rachel’s family but we had a great time visiting the family that was there.
After dinner we headed outside to do some skeet shooting because no Richards gathering is complete without guns haha
Earlier in the week we had promised our kids we would take them to “Midnight at the Mill” which is where one of the movie theatres in the city plays select movies at midnight and sells snacks at a discounted price. It seemed like a great idea until we stuffed ourselves with turkey and only wanted to nap. The hours between dinner and the movie drug on and on. My mom met us there and we went with the girls to Dispicable Me 3 while the boys met up with friends and went to Spider-Man. I thought it was smart to be comfortable and go in my pjs but once we were there I realized most of the movie-goers were 18 and under and I was just the lame old mom wearing her pjs in public. Ugh. To add to my old feeling, I was thoroughly impressed with myself for staying awake through the whole movie. It was a really cute one but we were all happy when it was over. It was 3am by the time we got home and crawled into bed.
Needless to say we all did our share of sleeping in and being lazy until both sets of kids left with their other parents for more dinners. Brad and I enjoyed a few hours of a quiet house and then headed off to my dads house for another delicious dinner. We had a great time visiting with my step moms family and left with more leftovers than we could eat.
It’s a cliche I know, but I don’t care. Thanksgiving always gives me warm fuzzy feelings and reminds me of the abundance of things and people I have to be thankful for.