The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

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The weekend of all things family continued today at my folks’ place! (Uh, nevermind that sign in the background… ;) )

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Today my sister-in-law, brother and nephew were able to join the party, as they were out of town on Thanksgiving. Finn was sporting a new ‘do that makes him look about 16 years old. Right?!?!

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I am so thankful that my Mom is such an incredible caretaker and, well, takes unbelievable care of us all. In addition to all she did on Thanksgiving, she had a wonderful lunch made for us today!

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My brother requested her signature Thanksgiving dishes he missed on Thursday including crispy, buttery Party Potatoes Deluxe,

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and sweet, creamy Grandma’s Holiday Salad.

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In addition, she also had some boooomb Maid Rites going in the crock pot,

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and Grandma’s Chicken Noodle Soup simmering on the stove. BLERG! I am going to explode from eating so much this weekend!

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After lunch we burned some calories laughing our buns off at dear Finn. He found a whistle while playing with Ben this afternoon, aaaaand it was kind of hysterical.

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Your turn!

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Finny went down for a nap next so the adults had some pie and played some cards – my favorite!

Hearts was the name of the game and, while I didn’t win, I didn’t lose either. My Dad claimed that title. Teehee. ;)

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I’m sad that this weekend of family time is coming to an end. We have been together every single day since Wednesday night, and it’s been a blast.

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Alas, my little brother flies home to Denver tomorrow, and it’s back to a normal routine for the rest of the family.

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At least we’ll get to do it again in less than a month for Christmas, and I’ll also get to spend a whole week with Ben’s fam when we head to DC the day after. Ahhh, I just love this time of year!

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In the meantime, Ben and I are winding the evening down with a blanket, movie,

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and a roaring fire. Perfect way to end the night. :)

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Hope you had a terrific weekend! Talk to you tomorrow!

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What are your plans for the holiday season this year?

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