....give thanks to the Lord, for He is good...
This year Ben was actually off on Thanksgiving, so we decided to go home! We left Wednesday afternoon and the traffic was craaaazy! Thankfully we made it safe and sound and relatively on time!
Thursday we had a day full of family, football, food and fun!
First stop was Ben's family's Thanksgiving lunch! I was looking forward to this because we haven't been up for his family's T'giving or Christmas in a couple years, and they're always fun! We were kind of late due to the rain, so we got there just in time to eat! I guess we actually timed it perfectly...ha! B's cousin is a chef at the Maxwell House hotel (fancy schmancy) in Nashville, and he made the yummiest deviled eggs ever! Oh and they were way cute too so that's a bonus! Every dish was delicious and I was bummed I couldn't eat more!
|the yummy spread|
|cute and tasty (plus the neat flower he made from a Dicon (sp?)|
After we stuffed ourselves silly, the boys (both old and young) headed outside to play football and the ladies all hung out and looked at photos from over the years. I decided to check on the boys and I think B was having more fun than the little kids!
Top pictures: B's other cousin's little boy wanted to play too! B would throw him the ball etc, and G (boy) was actually quite good! After they were done, G kept asking Ben to "play football"
Bottom: B's cousin D couldn't help himself and tried to tackle B. Well, after a few minutes of this annoyance, B handed me his shirt and I knew D was in for it! B "tackled" him, but thankfully wasn't to hard on the kid!
Troy Aikman B decided to call it quits, we watched a little bit of the game and then decided it was time to head out to our next destination!
We left his Aunt and Uncle's house and headed to our friend Justin and Sheena's! They were over achievers and already had their Christmas tree up and decked out! We spent an hour with them just hanging out, watching the game and catching up on life. We had to then head to our final destination!
Our third and final stop was my parents house. We arrived just in time to help set the table and watch the game (sensing a theme here). My nephew colored pilgrims and Indians for our seating cards! He was very thoughtful about where he put everyone and was offended when I tried to move our seats (I quickly put my card back where it was)!
|Will and Mom hard at work coloring|
|the boys watching football|
It was time to eat and I couldn't wait to try the fried turkey! It was yummy, as was everything else!
|custom name place cards by Will!|
|yummy fried turkey|
We had a blast being with family and friends this year and have so much to be thankful for!
He is good!