Well, the five day break certainly flew by…& now just three weeks of school until winter break!
We traveled to Kansas City to see my family for Thanksgiving.
We headed out after school on Tuesday, made a pit stop in St. Louis and finished the drive on Wednesday morning.
We decided to bring Homer with us. He was awesome in the car and in the hotel overnight. (I joked with the kids that Homer won “best behaved” between the three of them 😂)
Wednesday, we just hung out with family and had pizza for dinner…followed by early bedtimes for all.
Thanksgiving morning, we slept in and lounged around until Thanksgiving dinner at my cousin’s house.
I’ve always loved watching the parade on Thanksgiving morning & now my kids do too.
Ready to go — & of course, thankful for these two…
Thanksgiving on my dad’s side of the family is always fun. My cousin’s house is so pretty and the tablescape was beautiful. I loved the chocolate turkeys with our names on them for place settings.
After dinner, we always watch the Plaza Lighting ceremony on tv (& then we recreated it as we flipped my cousin’s outside lights on 😂)…Then, we usually play a game…This year, we played Empire, and had a great time.
Friday consisted of some online shopping , card playing, a nap…or two and turkey soup for dinner. My mom’s been making the turkey soup for years on the Friday after Thanksgiving. My grandma came over to have dinner with us.
I do not Black Friday shop…at ALL. I’m more of a Cyber Monday girl. Fighting the masses for things I can buy online has always sounded like 0 fun. I saw this on Instagram, & my 5w6 ring true!
Saturday morning, we packed up, had breakfast at a local place, picked up Homer at my dad’s house and headed home.
Homer was our backseat driver!
I’m always sad to leave after a good visit, but it’s also always good to get home, get situated and ready for the week ahead…plus, we had a Christmas tree to buy and a Santa to see!
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I hope you have a great week.
Thanks for reading,
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