We had such a sweet Thanksgiving this year! This was actually the first time in several years that my entire family was all together! Our Thanksgiving day was a bit simpler than the past few because Matt's brothers didn't make the trip up to NC due to my MIL's cancer treatments. We were all a bit sad that we couldn't be together with them. Matt was wishing they were going to show up on our doorstep as a surprise:(
We woke up Thursday morning (after our first annual sleepover/movie night in the living room) and watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade! Watching the parade I think is my absolute FAVORITE thing to do on Thanksgiving! The kids loved it and we watched the entire thing while eating the yummy pancake breakfast Matt made for us;)
We slowly got things in order to head over to my parents house. I cooked homemade mac and cheese and a delicious brownie trifle and then we all got set and ready to go!
This year we had a full house! All nineteen of us gathered together for the best day ever!
Our family is so blessed and we are thankful to have each other!
We all ate way to much turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes, but I think Parker's favorite part was the dessert;)
After we finished eating, all the boys were upstairs watching the football game, the girls were chatting in the dining room, and the kids were all over the house playing!
After a full day (with no naps), it was time to head home. I got the littlest ones in bed and followed them as quick as I could while Matt and Jake stayed up for a bit more watching the Steelers play their big Thanksgiving night game!
So many more sweet memories made this year! Our hearts are full!
I love my family and am so THANKFUL for them!
Happy Thanksgiving, 2013!