Gratitude Challenge: Thanksgiving Weekend
Thanksgiving is over but the Gratitude Challenge continues (at least for me!) though the end of November. I am thankful for the long holiday weekend.
I didn’t realize how much I’d been pushing myself, or the girls. I didn’t realize how much stress I had been heaping upon myself or my family. It was wonderful to take several days off and just hang out as a family.
We didn’t have a fancy Thanksgiving. In fact I wasn’t too pleased with how my stuffing turned out and I messed up the cranberry orange relish but I loved having my girls helping out with the dinner process and hanging out and playing games.
Tailorbear helps get the turkey ready! She asked if she could do it and I was happy to let her do the job. <shh> don’t tell her but it’s really a job that nobody wants. She seemed to enjoy it though and I am grateful for her help.
With all the cooking going on I did not want to make breakfast. Turtlegirl and I picked up some caramel apple rolls for a quick light breakfast. Of course no one could eat until the Turkey was started in the roaster.
I treasure the memories that we make as a family. Hanging out, playing games, snacking on homemade Chex Mix, then enjoying a feast of good food, it doesn’t get any better than that!