For the first time in over 10 years, I was able to spend Thanksgiving with my family. I really have no words for how wonderful it was. My beloved Mama cooked the bird I bought for her. My sister and I did all the rest of the cooking for my five kids, her daughter, and my grandparents. Twelve of us in all. We enjoyed a bunch of sides I pick up from Whole Foods (aka, Whole Paycheck!), as well as mashed potatoes, mushroom gravy, green beans, carrots, stuffed squash (not my fav!) pumpkin pie, and baked apples. I even made some chocolate chip cookies for dessert!
I traveled 3000 miles and waited 10 years to make my Mama and grandparents Thanksgiving dinner. I was able to share the kitchen with my sister, make and eat my favorite meals, and visit with my family. I was able to introduce my Grandpa to his youngest grandchild. I snuggled with my children, and watched them playing with their cousin- jumping on the trampoline, doing puzzles, and making believe with toy kitchens and baby dolls.
I am so, so, so glad that I had this opportunity. Best. Thanksgiving. Ever. <3 p="p">3>