from my family to yours...
instead of hanging around feeling sorry for myself because i am missing out on festivities due to being sick,
i decided to be thankful that the one day i actually felt better was thanksgiving day.
we spent the morning at my house having monkey bread and watching the parade while momma did baking:
then headed over to darin's mom's house for dinner #1.
had a cozy visit with his brother dave and his wife ashley, up from LA.
and then at sunset, headed up to my sister's fairytale house in the snow for dinner #2:
addie and art were busy preparing 3 tofurkeys, all kinds of roasted root veggies, brussel sprouts, garlicky mashed potatoes, and fresh homemade cranberries.
extra special treat this year: we had my mom's sweet boyfriend Jack and his two lovely daughters, Adrianne and Mariah, with us.
upstairs in the nintendo nook, the kids were having giggle fits. it was so cute how they all hung out together so naturally.
group shot number 1, the right half of the group realizes that a beer has tipped over and is spilling all over the place.
mikie goofing off while a very full joey melts into the chair.
it was so fun to have mikie up from his hollywood life, keeping everything super lively.
he makes another silly appearance here next to cute marmy.
and finally, the real group shot!
from my family to yours, i hope you are having a wondrous beginning to the holiday season.
what are you doing to celebrate so far?
if i had felt better we were going to go chop down our christmas tree with the kids today,
but alas, the best i could do was get dressed.
stay healthy and happy out there, friends!