It's been a whirlwind of family and food for the past week, hence the quietness on the blog front. I have baked what feels like a million things, and it's been fun, but I am glad that I only have eating pie still in front of me - no more pie baking at the moment.
John's sister, brother-in-law and their two sweet kiddos have been with us since Sunday. We've had lots of cousin fun, but this post is just a quick re-cap of our actual holiday together.
It started with mimosas (virgin for the kiddos 😜) and the Thanksgiving Day Parade. W and V love to do "Cheers" with fancy drinks.
I made a sugar cookie turkey platter that included "feather" cookies that the kids could write what they were thankful for onto. This was a major hit and taken very seriously by the older children. It is SO fun to see what they are thankful for.
We made boatloads of food, and Violet was so excited about eating that she kept sitting at the table before it was all ready, swinging her knife and fork around in the air.
Jessee took point on grilling the turkey, which turned out deliciously! John carved it up, and we sat down, gave thanks and tucked into it all, leaving a wake of food destruction in our path.
Gran Gran stopped by with a few other family members for a quick visit.
We saw Moana this afternoon, which was ADORABLE. Then we downed some leftovers for dinner and haven't been able to muster the energy for anything else this evening.
My heart is truly full of gratitude to the Lord for the great gifts of health for the moment and love for my family. There are many hard moments in these days, but the good outweighs the bad, and I'm thankful for the ways that God chooses to lay out our path and walk alongside us in it. Happy Thanksgiving!