I’ve been gone for quite sometime.
Been working thru some really personal things.
The internet isn’t as safe a place as a journal so I’ve been spending a lot of my time with pen and paper these days.
This holiday weekend, however, I left the computer AND the journal at home and just hung out with my family, my friends and a lot of really good food. I ate more in the last three days than I have all month, but it was totally worth it.
We got up early Thanksgiving morning and after a workout and shower everyone had breakfast, got the car packed and hit the road.
Look at those happy, smiling faces… So cute!
After a four hour drive we made it to Springfield and spent the day hanging out with our family. We weren’t actually celebrating the Thanksgiving holiday until the day after so we also spent it cooking and watching Charlie Brown’s Thanksgiving Special.
Jason did some last minute cooking…
Linsey played on her phone…
Regan and I just sat around looking cute…
Friday was all about the family. We took a ton of family pictures!
Grandkids with the grandparents.
Great Grandkids with the grandparents.The entire family with the grandparents.
It was really nice to have EVERYONE together because my grandfather’s health is getting worse everyday. It meant a lot to all of us that we got to be together.
Saturday Jason and I took advantage of the plethora of grown ups around and ditched the kids for the last part of the day. We did some Christmas shopping and I got my hair cut. It was quite a drastic change!
I know that it will NEVER look that good again, but it was nice while it lasted.
After getting my hair all chopped off Jason and I went out with my bestie, Heather, who was also responsible for the fabulousness that is my new do. We went out to dinner and just hung out talking, laughing, reminescing, etc.
This weekend really was a great reminder of how good my life is. I think we all need that every now and then. It’s so easy to get hung up on the day to day stuff that we don’t like or the things we think we should have but don’t. I know that things aren’t perfect, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t good.
Now it’s a month full of holiday movies, decorations, hot cocoa, stockings, tingly feelings when we think about Christmas and more family time at the end of the month. I, for one, cannot wait…