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Happy Thankgiving! (Sorry… I’m late)

Happy belated Thanksgiving! I hope you all had a terrific day. Usually, I’m not really excited for Thanksgiving, but this year I actually liked it. What was different? Well, let’s compare it with last year (which was a pretty typical year).

Last year, we:

  • Drove 45 mins from our house to my parents’ house
  • Ate quickly (5 people in attendance)
  • Drove 2 hours from my parents’ house to my boyfriend’s grandmother’s house
  • Ate a second meal (14 people in attendance – that includes the 5 kids)
  • Drove 2 hours home
    • I’m a vegetarian (not that it’s a big deal, but I feel pretty “meh” about a holiday centered around eating turkey)
    • Also in the “meh” category: I have a small family so Thanksgiving has never been a big “to do.”

This year, we:

  • Drove 12 minutes from our house to my parents’ house (we moved)
  • Ate… somewhat leisurely
  • Drove 25 minutes to T’s um… 2nd cousin (?)’s house and then had the most awesome Thanksgiving ever!
  • Drove 20 minutes home

T’s mother’s first cousin, Mary, decided to host a giant Thanksgiving this year and invited the entire, extended family. Why? This is why:

baby girl 6mo

“Everyone wants to snuggle me!”

 

Mary owns a hostel/wedding venue so there was plenty of room for all sorts of extended family – and all sorts of relatives flew in from all over the country. In total, this Thanksgiving dinner included 43 other people! (including 3 other vegetarians!)

After dinner, we all partook in some square dancing! (Thanks to the baby for taking a nap so both T and I could participate, even though we weren’t planning on it – it was actually a lot more fun than I was expecting). There was contra dancing after the baby woke up. I’ve never done this much cardio AFTER the meal before!

Friday had more events! The baby and I drove back (T had to work… boo!) for an arts and crafts project of creating a topiary!

T's family and me, working on our topiaries!

Me and T’s family, working on our topiaries!

And Friday night, after dinner (T arrived for dinner) there was a talent show! And the family was all really talented! There were lots of musicians, some dancers, one cousin did some crazy push ups (including clapping and spinning 360° from a push up position!), and even some comedy/magic!

It was awesome!

It even motivated T to play the guitar again, which he hasn’t done in a few years. He has to get ready for the next time the family does this sort of event. I hope that’s really soon because it was so much fun!

Baby Guitar

Happy belated Thanksgiving from my little family:

Thanksgiving family photo

Oh… and here are some of the Thanksgivings images I thought about posting, but clearly didn’t get to on time:

Happiness food hat

Be thankful

Black friday

Election Day – Snark

Obviously, this is not a political blog, but I found some non-partisan election humor that I’d like to share:

 

 

I hope you vote today (or if your state’s voting opened early, I hope you’ve voted by today). One of the great things about our country is that we can vote, so I hope you do!

Sunday Morning Snark – I Can Be Anything

As the balance to yesterday, here’s my snarkiness for the week! 🙂

Have a great day!

Sunday Morning Snark – Swamped?

And as the compliment to yesterday’s “go out there and get it” attitude… the ensuing snark. 😉

“What’s that you say, Facebook? We should spend hours together today?”

Sunday Morning Snark – The Phone

Since yesterday’s motivation was about the joys of social interactions, I thought this might be appropriate for the counterpart’s snarkiness:

I also totally agree with the message! I’m TERRIBLE about listening to my voicemail. If I see that you’ve called, I’m just going to call you back, I’m not going to listen to the message. It’s lame, I know, but completely true.

Sunday Morning Snark – Procrastination

And the counterbalance to yesterday‘s optimism:

Have a nice Sunday!

 

Sunday Morning Snark – It’s for a Reason

(I’m hoping I’m making some good decisions this weekend – how’s your weekend going?)

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