Hello lovelies! Are all of you recovered from your Thanksgiving coma yet? Our Thanksgiving was far from traditional this year since Michael had to work on Thanksgiving Day itself, but we still managed to relax and enjoy ourselves. Sunday evening-Wednesday morning of Thanksgiving week we got to spend some time with the rest of Michael's extended family at his Grandparents' lake house in North Georgia. It's always such a fun and relaxing time, which makes it a highlight of our year. This year, in an attempt to truly relax and connect, I didn't bring our nice camera, so all of these photos are from my iPhone. The pictures I got are good glimpses of our time there, and it was nice to not worry about lugging the camera around.
We did a lot of sitting around, talking, and playing with the new puppy. He was seriously so gangling and adorable! As the cousins get older, it's amusing to see how the ways they interact change and which ones slowly migrate to the adult table. I was happily surprised with how warm it was during our visit. It was actually pleasant enough to spend time both indoors and out.
One night the uncles made a fire and we all sat around talking and roasting marshmallows. It was funny to see which cousins liked burning them and which ones wanted to learn Michael's techniques for a perfect, crispy yet melted marshmallow. After a while they all located some cardboard and charred the ends of sticks to make drawing utensils. I thought it was rather ingenious of them! There was a small group of us that stayed out around the fire until almost 4 AM laughing til our sides hurt. I think that was the highlight of the trip for me. :)
One amusing part of our trip was going to a thrift store that was located in an old outdoor store (like Bass Pro Shop, but smaller.) They still had koi fish and a waterfall inside. It was by far the fanciest thrift store I've ever been to! haha. Michael was also his adorable cheesy self and brought me a Coke that had "Soulmate" as the person to share it with. He always makes me smile. :)
The rest of the week I worked hard getting this blog and business ready for December, and Michael worked hard at his job. I'm so thankful that, even though we didn't get Thanksgiving Day, we got a Thanksgiving of a different kind and spent some quality time connecting with our family. That's what's most important about the holiday for me.
How was your Thanksgiving?