Rachel and I had 5 days off for Thanksgiving this year. Eigenmann Hall, where we work, was essentially shut down. We visited with many people and did many things with our time.
Wednesday: Taylor came up to spend her time off with us. It had been a while since we last saw her, and we sure missed her. She brought along her 2nd grade pictures, which I think are the best she has had thus far.
Thursday: A very busy Thanksgiving. I must say, I’m very thankful for all the friends and family I have around. We started the day early and headed to my memma’s house. We didn’t stay long, just long enough for Taylor to see her memmas’.
We then headed over to Basswood, where we used to live, and where my dads’ family’s Thanksgiving has been held for a little over 10 years now. This year was much different, there haven’t been as many children around since I was a child. Overall there was a feeling of happiness, although there has been some much felt losses. We ate a little bit, talked and spent some time mingling.
Then we rushed the 3 miles or so back to our home. As this year we hosted the Lee family (my in-laws) Thanksgiving. Not fifteen minutes after we got home, my mother and father in-law showed up. This was destined to be a blast.
We had prepared the turkey last Friday night as it was originally planned to be last Saturday. A certain football game in Atlanta changed who showed up and I think the atmosphere for all.
We followed directions on how to prepare this bird from both of our mothers’ and added a little thought of our own, and voilla!
Overall, I think this was a Thanksgiving to be truely be thankful for.
Friday: Mom, Taylor, Rachel and I went to see the new Disney movie, “Enchanted.” I must say this is one I have wanted to see. Two enthusiastic thumbs up on this one. We then spent the rest of the day with my memma, Taylor and her had loads of fun playing Connect Four.
Saturday: Taylor and Rachel primered the hallway while I rehung our dining room chandiler and installed a new receptacle. The girls seem to like to brush versus rolling paint. We then ran some errands and went to the MCPL. Taylor has been wanting to go for a while, but it’s hard to do when you’re 2 states away. She found some interesting books about “Dumb Bunnies.” So we all read and laughed. After getting back home we got a special visit from my little sister. She flew out last minute from Phoenix! Sadly her BFF’s dad was killed in a wreck. We capped off the night by watching E.T. The Extra Terrestrial. I hadn’t seen it since I was Taylor’s age.
Sunday: After playing Uno Attack for what seemed like forever, Taylor left for Tennessee around 1:30. Rachel and I seemed to act like teenagers for the rest of the day. We paid for it once the sun fell though.
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All in all, a very good five days. Very good indeed.