This was one of the most relaxing, cozy, simple Thanksgivings I can ever remember. I was worried it would be a kind of melancholy day, since it would be our first Thanksgiving away from our families, but it ended up being a really nice day.
We woke up to a good bit of snow, and even though the kids woke us up way too early we made the best of things by making a big waffle breakfast, and just lounging about the whole morning. I only had a couple of small things to cook to share with friends later in the day, so there was ample time to even take a long, relaxing bath in the middle of the day!
Kind friends from church "adopted" us this year and let us crash their family parties for dinner and dessert. It was such a blessing to feel welcomed, and the fellowship was sweet. We are really, really thankful for our new MI friends.
But of course, we still missed our families a whole lot. I miss them all the time, but holidays make it harder. I'm already looking ahead to next Thanksgiving, and trying to imagine how traveling to either OH, WV or NC with three littles in tow would work out...