I think Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. It has all the feel-good togetherness and yummy food as Christmas, without all the stress of shopping, over-decorating, and overwhelming hype. We’ve had a really relaxing day so far. I’ve been awake off and on since 3:30 AM- Grayson was fussing a little but it wasn’t feeding time, so we snuggled in the recliner for a few hours. He was so warm and snuggly, I just couldn’t put him back in his crib. And I realize the days of being able to do this are far too few, so I’ll sacrifice a few more hours of sleep for cuddle time. When we finally “got up” at 7, I was about to make coffee and I just mentioned that a latte would taste really good- and my sweet husband went and got me one from Starbucks. It was soooo good! Later, we watched the season 4 finale of Dexter-I really wish I didn’t already know how it ended, but it was still so sad and dramatic- love that show! I took the dogs for a walk- first Hank, then the girls- and thought about how strange it was that I was in shorts and a t-shirt and sweating on Thanksgiving day. Now we’ve got a few more hours to chill before heading to dinner- Grayson is asleep in the swing, and I think Mommy needs a nap too!
This Thanksgiving, I have an abundance of blessings to be thankful for- a new precious baby, a husband who loves me more than anything and who is a great new Daddy, parents who have been lifesavers these last 9 weeks and who I love watching be new grandparents, great friends, extended family, etc., etc., etc…I could go on and on.
A year ago, Ryan and I celebrated Thanksgiving in Charlotte, NC with my mom’s side of the family. We were trying to have a baby and were very frustrated it wasn’t happening. We had a great time with our family, but at the back of my mind I was questioning whether or not we would even be able to have a baby. What a difference a year makes! Grayson will be celebrating Thanksgiving with us this year and will cheer the Aggies to victory!
Although we are thrilled to be celebrating today with Ryan’s family, and tomorrow with my parents and Matthew, we are sad not to be with David and Hannah, Peter and Megan, and Rebecca in North Carolina. I can only imagine the hilarity that will ensue at that feast in Durham! Thankfully, we will all be together in a few weeks for Christmas.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!