Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Thanksgiving, Engagements, and Family Oh My.

Whew, it feels good to be back in Tampa.  I'm looking forward to having my feet on the ground in my hometown for almost a full month!  But that's not to discount what an amazing month November turned out to be and what a sweet time I had with family over the Thanksgiving holiday.

My sister got engaged!  I got to be a small part of it (I delivered the now fiance for the surprise) and it was so sweet to be home to share in the excitement.

I loved the time with my cousins, even being put to shame at the gym by their fit selves.  I should probably start aspiring to be more like them.

I had the sweetest lunch date with my Dad - but that is a whole separate blog post to share the wisdom he gave me!

And I took a little rental car road trip to see friends in Southern Indiana while I was at it.

Whew.  As always like has been a whirlwind but I'm looking forward to slowing down, working on my goals for next year, and tying up some lose ends of 2012.  I'm now less than two months away from my trip to Africa and only 6 books away from finishing my 100 book goal for 2012!  Ready to finish this year strong.

Here's a little recap of my week away in pictures:

This little cutie, Asher, is one of my Dad's players babies and he was precious.  He also loved me and my oversized sweater and cuddle and slept on my all day.

Too many cooks in the kitchen.

Mom and I on our lunch date at the airport.

 And again.

Cousins, sister, and Luke (on the far right) my soon-to-be bro in law.

                  3rd annual ornament exchange - and this is the first year I'll have a tree to hang mine on!

Hope you all day a Happy Thanksgiving and much to be grateful for this year!



Established: 2008 said...

Looks like a wonderful holiday!

Katie said...

Looks like a great time with family. And congrats to your sister! :)