We filled the holiday weekend with friends and family. It was glorious. There is no better time spent than with the people we love. Some of the highlights of the weekend include:
- Spending Thanksgiving with both of our families. We split Thanksgiving this year. We had one meal with Ronnie's extended family…all the aunts, cousins, siblings, etc. Just as we usually do. And as per usual, it was amazing. We then headed to my parents' house to spend the evening with my brother and sister in law, my parents, and my sister in law's parents. This was a rare treat. My parents have been living in Asia for the last 5 Thanksgivings, so I haven't gotten to share Thanksgiving with them. It was a great reminder of what a blessing it is to have them back in Arizona full time.
- Spending time with friends. On Saturday we spent the afternoon and evening with one of Ronnie's childhood friends and his wife and son. It was so much fun to catch up with them and to watch Mckenna play with their son. They are great people, amazing friends and incredible parents. Time with that is such a joy and we really need to spend more time together.
- And lastly, but perhaps most incredible, my grand father is now in Arizona as of yesterday. He has lived in Lancaster, PA for the last…well…forever. And he's now our in Arizona to see if he'd like to move out here. Right now he is giving it a go for a month, but if we play our cards right, we may be blessed to have one of the most amazing men in the world living close by. He is such an incredible man and is such a great grandpa, that I would love Mckenna to get to know him even better by having him close by. We will see if he decides to stay for good, but for now, I'm just thankful for a month with him!
Thanksgiving is such a great time to sit back and think about all that we are blessed with. The holiday season in general is a great time of reflection and appreciation. I for one am so excited that the holiday season is upon us and so thankful for all that we have been blessed with this year!