This past week Thanksgiving was celebrated all over the United States. People travelled from near and far to partake of turkey, gravy, potatoes, yams, cranberries, pumpkin pie and so much more. I, too, spent it with family: my sister and her family down in sunny North Carolina and my dad a few miles further north in lovely Virginia. I had a nice time with both of them. I laughed and played with her kids (3 under the age of nine, they definitely wear you out), talked with her and her husband, Jim, and learned about a new Thanksgiving food called simply "the pink stuff." (I'm not a big fan of it lets just say ;). I also helped them pack up their house. Yep, that's right folks, they're moving back to the land of corn... Illinois. As they will be heading out Friday I did my sisterly duty and helped fill boxes, watch the kids, clean dishes and other moving activities. I know Tammy, my sister, appreciated it and I'm glad to help. After all, giving is what this time of the year is all about.
Then my brother-in-law took me up to visit my dad. He lives in Virginia Beach with his girlfriend of five years (I think?). It was nice seeing them again and just being in their company. We talked and ate and had a nice time. We even went down to the boardwalk and saw a Christmas lights show. It's done in the sand right along the ocean so it's pretty cool to see the water reflect the light. Sadly, though, my pictures didn't turn out because it was too bumpy. Oh well. I'll remember the twinkle lights.
All in all it was a nice Thanksgiving filled with good food and family fun. Hopefully you all had a nice time, too.