Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!
Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I love it! Of course, i LOVE the food...some of my favorite dishes are on Thanksgiving! I am thankful to say that today i did NOT go overboard at all. I had one plate - no seconds - & i was perfectly content (though it is now 6 pm & i'm starting to get hungry for dinner! HA!). I had no dessert until about an hour after we ate & then i had a very small piece of poppyseed cake! Not that that's healthy but i'm sure it's got less calories than mamma's fudge pie or aunt erma's banana pudding!!
Brad & i are visiting my relatives in a very small town in Mississippi. I am very happy to be here! Although I miss Brad's family - i love them & they're tons of fun! - I am thrilled to be here because i haven't seen most of my relatives since my wedding (the ones that came) & that was hardly a visit at all because everything was so crazy!
Today was a great day. We slept in & then had breakfast with my dad's mom, who i call Mama Jo. This is where we are staying. I cooked Green Bean Casserole here & then headed over to my mom's mom's house for our Thanksgiving lunch & we ate there. Delicious! Great visit with Meemaw (my grandmother), my parents, my aunt Paula & uncle Gary & cousin Brady & my great Aunt Erma & great Uncle Ruby (my sister Michelle & my cousin Ben couldn't come - they were missed!). Great conversation & then we watched some Ice Skating (which i love) - they had a special on TV about Cancer Survivors. It was great. After that, Daddy drove Brad & I around town & it was beautiful. We drove by the lake here & all the trees here were so gorgeous, full of beautiful autumn colors! I thought of that Nikon i want & i thought of all my photographer friends & the good shots they could have gotten!! =)
Tomorrow, we will have Thanksgiving at my dad's mom's house & my dad's younger brother & his wife (Uncle Mickey & Aunt Pat) will come, too! So excited to see them too!
Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays! And it's not just the food. But i love the togetherness & the reminder that we have so much to be thankful for. I sometimes get busy in life & do nothing but complain about things that i am not-so-thankful for. But i just need to remember how blessed i am. I truly am! I have so much, that i should never complain!! Thanksgiving always puts things in perspective for me. Gets me back to a right heart & attitude. An attitude of thanksgiving.
Happy Thanksgiving to you & yours!