Not living near any of our families definitely has some disadvantages. One of which is that it makes getting together for holidays much more difficult. Yes, it makes the times together that much more fun and special, but it takes a lot more planning. This past year Jon's side of the family all moved to Louisiana. Instead of either group traveling so far, we opted to meet halfway in Texarkana, Texas. It is a little bit unconventional to spend Thanksgiving at a hotel and eat at a restaurant, but that's not what Thanksgiving is about anyway! It was nice for everyone to be together!
I made some yummy treats to enjoy while hanging out at the hotel. They were delicious, if I may say so myself.
(I made individual trifles in mason jars. Death By Chocolate and a pumpkin spice trifle.)
Thanksgiving wouldn't be complete without watching
the Lions lose some Lions football!
We played lots of games together which meant there was a lot of laughter!
Luke wasn't much into playing games, but he was all about getting to go swimming!
Thanksgiving dinner was served at Cracker Barrel. The wait was long,
but it was fun to watch the kids play together and just sit out on the porch and enjoy each other and the beautiful day that it was!
I couldn't resist taking a picture of my breakfast. I have a lot of Texan friends that I thought would appreciate this!
Luke loved playing with Toby during our visit!
Look at these two little monkeys!
(Unfortunately, I didn't get any group pictures.)
We had a really great time visiting with all of the Grief's! I'm so glad we were all able to get together!
What am I thankful for this year? I am thankful for so much! I am SO blessed!! I am thankful to serve a God that loves me no matter what. I am thankful to have a husband that loves me and takes care of me and our family. I am thankful for my three healthy, active children. I am thankful that I am able to be a stay at home mom. I am thankful that my foot is on the road to recovery. I could go on and on, but let's just say, I AM BLESSED!!