Today the Christmas music will begin in full force. People will trample each other for deals on stuff. Most of my shopping is done already, but I may grab a few more gifts depending on where we find ourselves today.
The last two years, I've cooked Thanksgiving dinner for groups of friends. I love hosting the big meal and creating a special experience for the people we love, but there's something really special about spending Thanksgiving with my extended family.
|Focused on turkey.|
Ellie was spoiled rotten and loved it. I saw relatives I haven't seen since Ellie was a baby.
I didn't take a ton of photos, because I was soaking it all in/trying to figure out where Ellie was.
|Creepy clown pilgrim.|
|Big cousin (whatever my cousin's kid is in relation to my kid) showing Ellie the snow.|
|Not happy with snow.|
Poor Ellie, just to keep her confused, we made sure she has not only an Uncle Mike and Uncle Mark who are her actual uncles, but I also have an Uncle Mark and a cousin named Mike who we refer to as Uncle Mike.
When we arrived and Ellie walked through half an inch of snow, she begged to build a snowman. When we finally gave her the opportunity, she remembered that snow is really cold and she didn't like that idea anymore.
|Uncle Mark retired so he got a tree of scratch off lotto tickets.|
Oh, and I'm cooking Christmas dinner this year, so I guess I will add kitchen time, with my small and adorable assistant.
Happy Thanksgiving. And Merry Christmas season.