I had a really wonderful time with my family up at the lake. I feel like I have been living life at a frantic pace lately, so it was nice to go up north and have a chance to slow down and relax a bit. Plus, there is really nothing like being in the cocoon of your parents home. I was barely on my phone, ate a lot, read a lot, relaxed a lot, and soaked up the time with my parents, grandma, siblings, sister- and brother-in-law, and nephews! And I got to meet my cousin's newborn baby (but sadly have no photos of holding her little guy!).
But - I did get some other great photos on my iPhone, so I'll let the pictures do the talking!
|James and Andrew are about 10 months apart and they are the best of friends!|
|Piled on the couch after dinner with 3 of my nephews - I love that they are all wearing stripes (why wasn't I???)!|
|Of course, the weekend would not be complete without a game of Scrabble with my grandma. She beat me as usual! She is SO good!|
|I could not get over how much Charlie has changed in the last 3 months!|
|The weather turned colder on Thanksgiving day and it began to snow. The look on Charlie's face matches how I felt about seeing snow... I am not ready for winter (the snow has since melted).|
|I capped off the holiday weekend by showing my nephew James how to play Words with Friends. He did really good!|
My Thanksgiving weekend was a bit short, as I came back on Saturday morning so I could pack, run errands, and have a date night before heading to California for 8 days! I'm obviously back from that trip (which was wonderful, albeit a little bit on the long side) and hopefully I will get a chance to recap my time there next week!
I know Thanksgiving is a distant memory for most, but if you celebrated it, what was your favorite part of the holiday? My favorite part was being around family - especially my nephews. I can not imagine a holiday without kids around - they keep things light and funny and always make me laugh. I'm so so lucky that I am an aunt to 5 fantastic nephews and 1 adorable niece!