If Thanksgiving isn’t a day for wearing red lipstick and taking selfies with practically everyone who comes close to you, then I know nothing about Thanksgiving. But I do know a lot about Thanksgiving: spending time with your family and eating delicious food and drinking good wine and being thankful about all the things in your life.Things like: sleeping babies.
And nieces who are growing up way too fast but also are amazing with your own kids. And snuggling babies. And sisters you didn’t really get to choose but love nonetheless. And moms who you maybe understand and appreciate more now that you’re a mother yourself.And brothers who are the best even when they’re the worst.
Aunties who love you. And almost-sisters who can make jokes out of most anything. Coop and I went on and on about how she should look on her wedding day: something about dinosaur arms and making her ring look huge. Hilarious at the time, I assure you. And babies who look like their dad. Wes’ favorite thing to do with the kids is to mimic their looks in photos without looking like he’s doing it on purpose. This trip finally made me realize that yes, James does take after Wes.
Nieces who are all finally old enough to play together. They made us a delicious dinner of Barbie. For family from all sides who come together.
For olives that fit perfectly on fingers, and grandparents who keep giving them to you. For potato rolls that are so good you can’t stop eating them!
For Grandparents who will always pose for photos. For uncles who teach you the coolest hand shakes. For amazing parents, who think they aren’t featured on this blog enough. Which might be true, but only because when they’re around we’re too busy doing stuff to sit down at a computer!
Hopefully next year we’ll be closer to this group because if there’s one thing this trip reminded us, it’s that we miss the whole lot of them.