Friday, November 23, 2007

The Start Of A Fall Weekend

Thanksgiving has come and went. We spent about 12 hours out of the house yesterday. First, we went to my mom's to drop off food, then went to see the Tiger's family for Turkey Dinner #1, then went back to my mom's for Turkey Dinner #2. After all was said and done, we finally returned home with our bellies full, our throats tired from talking and laughing, and leftovers for the weekend.

Turkey Dinner #1 - Tiger's family. They are mostly from Germany, Yugoslavia, and other parts of the world that I'll never remember or be able to spell. They have stories that just amaze me. As Tiger's Grandma repeats herself a lot.......I must've heard about the schools in Germany over 100 times. There were 3 boys all Missy's age there that pretty much fell over their feet to get her attention all day. And of course, there's my dainty little daughter in a gorgeous dress, trying to jump off the stairs because it made her dress look like an open umbrella. Gotta love the holidays.

Turkey Dinner #2 - Then there's my family. They are loud and straight out of the Midwest. It included a hung over Aunt, a drunk Uncle, a 4 year old cousin that doesn't understand the word NO, a Step-Dad who just loved showing off his $2,000 new TV, a Little Brother who was glued to his Playstation 3, and a Mother who was way too stressed about whether or not her new recipes would turn out. They are different, they are completely politically incorrect, but they are family and I am even pretty thankful for their crazy asses. Oh, and this dinner came complete with a fire in the fireplace ---- which Tiger enjoyed napping in front of.

Ahhhhh, the craziest is over. Missy and I have the rest of the weekend to enjoy ourselves (poor Tiger works all weekend). It's time to start the laundry, clean the house, and get ready to put up the Christmas decorations.

Hope you and your family ate as well as we did on Thanksgiving and enjoyed your families as much as we did.


milk&honey said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Jen! Your daughter sounds like a hoot!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

Sounds like fun! See you tomorrow!! Email me and let me know what time to be ready in the morning. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Im glad that you guys had a great Thanksgiving, craziness and all! :)

Mimi's Toes said...

Sounded like a perfect day! See you at the tea tomorrow...Can't wait to hug all my Blogger friends.

Anonymous said...

Who's Tiger?

Im trying to follow, but can't. Is Tiger your husband?