Or in a day or two. ;-)
But I'm on a mission this week to finish certain blog posts before the calendar says 2016, and Thanksgiving is one of the posts I don't want to leave for next year. As a matter of fact, I don't want to wait until January 1 or later to post about Christmas either; but tonight, since it's already late, I'm choosing to do Thanksgiving because I can finish it up more quickly than I can do the Christmas one. I only have 104 pictures from Thanksgiving to sort through, after all; and that's much easier than dealing with the 287 from Christmas Day! Aren't you glad I don't post all the pictures I take?! ;-)
In regards to Thanksgiving, so far on the blog, I mentioned Benjamin's crying jag on Thanksgiving and shared one group photo from that day. But that's it! And now it's time to change that. :)
I always like to take pictures in the van as we set out on our journey so I can remember who was with us and how they looked that year. Of course, the new passenger for this trip was our dear little Benjamin; and he got to ride next to David.
Jeff drove as he always does...
...and I got to sit beside Josiah in the row behind Benjamin, David, and Mother.
By the time we reach my brother David's house, we are always feeling a little wild from the trip, so it is a great relief to arrive and spill out of the van! :) And of course the best part is seeing that branch of our family tree again--what a treat!
Lori, my brother's wife, is so efficient that she had the meal prepared when we got there, so we didn't waste too much time before we got down to the business of eating the delicious Thanksgiving feast. It's the kind of meal that seriously makes a person wish they had four stomachs like a cow so they could eat four times as much because IT ALL TASTES SO GOOD. :)
Benjamin was content enough by this point to have a little time on his playmat...
It takes a little while to get everybody together...
We ate yummy snacks and desserts until we were stuffed to the brim again.
It's such a quick trip--up and back in one day--but it's worth it to get to spend a few hours with people that we love so much. The time we are together speeds by, but the memories of Thanksgivings spent in this way will last and last and last.