Some of the highlights from the week: On the 19 hour drive up to Chicago, every time we'd get out or in the car, Jackson would say "last one is a rotten egg!". (I am often the rotten egg.) We had lots of time for hugs and cuddles with family that we don't get to see near as often as we'd like. All 3 kids got pedicures from cousin Rachel. Darren played in the turkey bowl with no major injuries, though he was reminded by his aches and pains that he would no longer qualify for the 'young team'. We ate delicious food and enjoyed fun games at Aunt Susie's (who is my idol when it comes to hosting a large event!). Alyssa and Jackson had a blast selling 'beverages' to all the family at the bar in the basement on Thanksgiving night. (They would have done it all night with the kind of encouragement they were receiving.) We enjoyed visiting with family. The cookie bake was a blast, as always, and this year a dance party broke out! We couldn't have had more fun (except on our last day, more on that in another post), and our only regret was that the time went way too fast!
|Trying to avoid being the rotten egg!|