This year was the first Thanksgiving...being home in five years. Since my Christmas break this year will be shortened by about a week and a half, I thought I would come home for Thanksgiving. Also, because I have not been home for Thanksgiving in years.
I was really excited when we got about 10 inches of snow the night after I arrived home! We even had to cancel church that Wednesday night.
On Tuesday I went out grocery shopping and planned the menu for everything on Thanksgiving for the meal. I haven't been able to plan an event in a long time...it was so nice to be able to do!
Then on Thursday morning, my church had a Thanksgiving service in the morning. It was nice to see everyone...and of course, take silly pictures on the way to church.
This is just a bit of the food I made for Thanksgiving. Mostly just desserts actually...
I had to get pictures with all of my nieces and nephews. This is Reuben. He is so cute! And has such an expressive face...:) I loved being goofy and making him smile.
Tabitha and Abigail are so adorable. Tabitha is quite the little grown-up now. It was so cute to see her mimic EVERYTHING I did. If I would fold my hands, she would, or if I crossed my legs while sitting, she would too. And Abby? She talks soooo much now. I love asking her silly questions just to hear her jabber on and on :)
And I finally got to meet little Ella Rose! She is just as cute as her pictures. She seems so tiny...its hard to imagine that she is "growing so fast", because she seems absolutely tiny to me!
Daniel had all three of the older nieces and nephew on his lap at once. It was cute.
My week-long break is almost over. I have a couple more random pictures from when Oliver and I went black Friday shopping at the Green Dragon in Lancaster. But I will post them just a bit later.
I had a lovely Thanksgiving Day and I am so glad I was able to come home for it. I am not too sad about leaving to go back to CA just because in just a few short weeks, I will be back home again for Christmas!