I'm great at road trips. Seriously, if there were awards... I would have five. Usually, I pass out and wake up when we arrive at our final destination. Bladder of steel, my friends. This time around, I couldn't fall asleep because we were packed into my car like sardines in a can. There was no where to rest my little head.
Needless to say, our ten-hour drive felt like forty.
800 games of Hanging with Friends later, we finally got there. I haven't seen my parents in a couple months and was so excited to see them!
Thanksgiving day was filled with eating and lounging around. My two favorite things.
|Mom (right) and her twin (Kiki) preparing the meal.|
|Gramps carving the turkey.|
|Our bountiful feast.|
I especially loaded up on the mashed potatoes. I figured I needed some extra padding to fight through the crowds of crazy shoppers for our annual Black Friday shopping.
|Mom and I. We look pretty dang good for 5:30 a.m.|
But then I get over that and promptly get into game-day shopping mode. The boys don't get it.
I felt a teensy guilty this year.
I've never had someone to report back to on how much I spent. It's always been up to my (lack of) discretion. The good news was that I stayed under the budget Grahm had set for me. The bad news was that I bought ONE Christmas present. The rest was alllll for me. So really, none of my purchases (however on sale they may be) were really justifiable.
Luckily, I married a keeper and he wasn't mad. He even pretended to enjoy watching me whip out all my bags full of new things. Don't worry, I bought him a shirt. He wasn't totally left out.
My feet and Grahm's wallet hurt the rest of the night, but it was a triumph!
We played Pictionary with the immediate family for several hours that night. (We now have 6 people with Grahm as the newest addition, so hooray for even teams!) It got pretty heated. None of us can draw. These were two of the best (worst) drawings. See if you can guess what these objects are (Answers at the end of the post).
Saturday night we went out to a nice restaurant, and I was reminded even more of the crazy wonderful family I have.
We somehow made it back to Oklahoma last night. My sister and I did some damage on Black Friday so we were even MORE squished in the backseat of my little car. But don't worry, our purchases were well worth the 10 hours of discomfort :)
I have a wonderful family, and I seriously have so much to be thankful for!
1) Dad's drawing of a mango.
2) Pete's drawing of a pair of scissors.