I know Thanksgiving was a week ago...but I am just getting around to uploading all the pictures we took in an attempt to get one for our Christmas card. We had a very nice dinner at my parents' house. I love being a part of a big family on holidays. It's loud and crazy, but so fun to all be together laughing and teasing. My grandma Nancy, Andy & Adrie, Charlie, Adrie's mom Diane, and her brother Brad and his girlfriend Tiffany were all there. Unfortunately Katherine couldn't come home from Chicago for Thanksgiving this year...but we get her and Paul for two weeks at Christmas!
I had thoughts of doing Thanksgiving myself this year and having everyone to our house...but when I saw all the food my Mom made (aka: all the work she went to!) I was so glad I didn't. I've come to accept that my mother is the best cook in the world, and no matter how many times I try, some things I just can't make like Mom. She made three appetizers, two kinds of stuffing, two kinds of gravy, my favorite Cranberry jello salad, green beans, creamed corn, a turkey, a ham, mashed potatoes, biscuits, and even molded the butter into individual servings the shape of little turkeys! I brought the pies, but was so full from dinner, didn't have any that night. The next day, Matt and I were busy putting together the bunk beds we bought for the girls, and I called my parents and asked if they delivered leftovers. They brought over the apple pie and ice cream! You can't get better than that. I have the best life.