It’s a little late I know. But here’s my Thanksgiving Recap
So every year now my husband and I go to his parents house and have a lunch/dinner get together with our family (my in-laws and aunt/uncle+cousins, grandma and his brother). So we headed over about 1:30pm and food was ready around two o clock, but then uncle had to go back and get his grandma who has been sick for a few years and has a hard time getting around. WE all love her so much and it great having her wise cracks and sweet stories around, even when her opinion isn’t the same as ours. I still love and appreciate her. (I’m feeling awful that I didn’t take pictures this year and we just got a brand new camera, oh well what can you do?!).
So after grandma got there we talked all a little bit, caught up and watched the Macy’s Day Parade! My favorite part of Thanksgiving is the parade on television. We saw the floats, the big huge balloons and then the DRAG QUEENS?! I had no idea they would also include so many musical performances, it was nice I guess.
We all prayed, thankful for family, friends and food and then we ate a lot. Turkey, stuffing, potatoes and gravy, green beans with bacon, veggie chopped salad and of course then pumpkin pie.
The cousins and us started talking about likes and dislikes, favorite movies and our worst fears…. simple things since they are young like 10, 15, and 17. It was funny to hear some silly things the kids were afraid of and how we were all so different. It was a nice family time. The downside was when everyone started mentioning how we have to “get on track” with our lives and also hashing about having kids. I got pretty irritated, but I know in the end, its our decision and they’ll be happy when it does bless our family.
Then his brother, Sean and I had a long talk out in the cold garage and laughed our butts off when told hilarious, sarcastic and terrible jokes with heavy influence. The kids were chasing each other, fighting with each other and having fun outside that evening. It is always so nice to talk to his brother since he has so much going on between work and school and living more into town away from us, its hard to see him other than holidays. At least he isn’t in another state!
At the peak of gathering our stuff, his brother mentioned how he was basically broke and didn’t have much food (since our check was coming) we offered to give him basically all our food to last him awhile and take that stress off his shoulders, we were happy to do it and I’d help him again- anytime, because that’s what family does (especially when we are so blessed and able to help in any way).Anyway, the best time of my night, which may sound weird, but his side of the family is not very good at showing affection or expressing love. No “I love you’s” or hugs or displays of affection, it is just a known thing. So at the end of the night, we all got big hugs from mom and grandma and said bye to the kids. I’ll take what I can get and it was the cherry on top of the cake. His dad took us home and we gave his brother like ten reusable bags full of food and non perishables! He was so happy that he hugged us both and that was a huge moment. Especially for this family. Nearly moved me to tears, honestly I didn’t wanna let go. It was sweet and heartfelt and followed by a sarcastic, “answer your phone next time we call you!”
Nevertheless, a wonderful thanksgiving holiday for the Spauldings!