Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I love everything about it. The food, the season, the weather. Love. It. All. This year was no disappointment. We were able to spend a rare day together as a family (my husband is a full time student, so he essentially lives at school.) We traveled over the desert highway and through the cactus to my in-laws home. We enjoyed a fantastic dinner (which I had absolutely no part in preparing...I did the dishes later..still...no comparison as I definitely know how many hours go into preparing a meal of the sort. Thank you Marilyn and Aunt Janet -- it was delicious!!!) We enjoyed lots of relaxing and visiting. We even got to Skype with Uncle Steve (my husband's brother who is home for the next couple weeks on his R&R leave -- he is in the military and currently fulfilling his deployment in Afghanistan.) He surprised his wife and children last Sunday with his arrival. So exciting!!!
Biggest score of the night? My rotating waffle iron from Kohls: $9.99 -- originally $69.99. Oh yeah!
Overall, I love Thanksgiving, not only for the traditions, but because I love having another reason to reflect upon my life and how blessed I am. I love my family, both immediate and extended. We are healthy. Our basic needs are met. We are surrounded by wonderful friends. Nothing to complain about at all.