WOW. What an awesome Thanksgiving we had this year! Our amazing friends came over once again and we celebrated together in our own crazy fashion. After a depressing mishap that changed our original plans for this year’s turkey day, everything became happy again when Taylor and I managed to scheme and get our two families together. Yay!
So Wednesday night at around 10 o’clock, the Johnsons showed up on our front porch. We hung out until close to one before hitting the sack. Taylor and I woke up early around six the next morning and hung out on the back porch for a while before the kids started getting up around seven thirty. The moms were already up and at’em, preparing food in the kitchen. After that, things just went uphill.
Mom and Mrs. Johnson were in the kitchen constantly, while Mr. Johnson and my dad sat at the table discussing helicoptery things and such, the boys played games, and Taylor and I played card games.
It wasn’t too long until it was time to feast. The food was AMAZING…an outrageously awesome meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, mac n’ cheese, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, cranberry salad, stuffing, homemade rolls, and gravy to top it all off…literally. YUM.
After stuffing ourselves as full as we could, we all relaxed and waited a few hours before digging into the pie. Taylor and I purposefully waited until hours after everyone else had had some, hoping to make as much room as possible for the deliciousness.
Sadly enough, I wasn’t able to eat more than a few bites of mom’s amazing pecan pie, but oh well. What I did eat was scrumptious.
On Friday afternoon, we all went to the beach and enjoyed a nice walk in the cool weather. It was really nice, though a bit windy. We had a lot of fun.
Then, after staying up forever late Friday night, Taylor, Wesley and I hung out with all the boys Saturday morning while the parent’s went out to breakfast and did a bit of shopping..
After that, we went to the Gator Park and messed around there for an hour or so. Taylor and Wesley climbed a tree.
Gabe and Taylor kicked a soccer ball around and chased each other around the park while Wesley and I sat down and played a simple game of tag.
And following that, we went to the beach again to get pictures of the family and such.
Wesley and I continued our game of tag while we waited. And for the record, y’all, I’m winning.
Sadly, this morning came the time for them to leave. But we had so much fun these past four days…it was a blast.
Overall, it was an amazing Thanksgiving that will not be forgotten. We all had SO much fun! Time went by way too fast, and already we are looking forward to the next time the Johnsons visit, or vice versa. Thanks so much for coming, Johnson clan! That was an amazing holiday!