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This Thanksgiving Gina, the boys and I spent a few days in Garland with Gina's family. We also made some visits to see the Garland Gooches while were in the neighborhood.

The long weekend started with us going to Gina's parent's house on Thanksgiving morning. The boys were all decked out in their new sweater/shirt combo that we bought for a Christmas picture (that has yet to happen), and they looked pretty dapper if you ask me. I was pretty excited to get there, as well, especially for all of the delicious food. The first thing I saw when I walked in the door was my favorite strawberry jello salad, and I knew it would be a good day.

After spending some time playing and watching football, we sat down for lunch. We all went around the table to told everyone what we were thankful for. What I wanted to say is that I am thankful for strawberry jello salad, but I thought that might not set a good example for the children. I wish I had thought ahead to record everyone's comments, but I was too focused on the food.

We spent the rest of the day watching the Cowboys play, napping, playing, visiting and eating some more. After everyone went home and the house was quiet, we all crashed pretty hard.

On Friday, we went to Mayberry Gardens to visit Big Daddy, then we swung over to Uncle Clay and Aunt Gail's house to see them for a little while. Hal and Jessica both stopped by while we were there, and it was great to catch up with them. Jessica had just returned from her first round of shopping, which started at 6 a.m. That is real dedication! We went home so the boys could have a nap, then we took Granny and Granddad out for dinner that evening. For the second night in a row, we crashed once we hit the bed.

On Saturday, we wrapped up the festive weekend by heading out to Cedarbrake Farm for my Uncle John's annual Wing Ding. We had a great time catching up with folks we don't get to see very often, and the food was amazing. The boys loved playing with all of Callie Kay's toys, which was good because it was too cold and muddy to have a hay ride. By the time we packed up and headed back to Garland, we were all beat. We loaded up all of our stuff at Granny and Granddad's house, and made the final stretch to our house.

The entire week was a lot of fun, and we can't wait for Christmas to roll around so we can start the celebrating all over again.