Immediate family photo from Thanksgiving (circa 2006)
Ross has been with us for the past 2 Thanksgivings and has joined in all the fun. I think he really likes the family atmosphere too. I know he adores my grandparents- which is unsurprising since they're awesome. It's a great, laid-back time full of talking and eating and playing board games and relaxing. What could be better, right? It's pretty much perfect.
Board games in G'ma and Papa's kitchen
Which is why I'm
See here's the thing, I'd been telling myself that I still had:
-One more time to see my parents before I give birth
-A chance to see my grandparents while I'm pregnant
-Time to spend with my aunt and uncle and cousins and their husbands
-A shot at seeing The Muppet Movie before February
-Another shot at eating all of the American junk food I've been craving since I got pregnant (Whataburger, Chick-Fil-A Wendy's... oh my!)
Obviously, some of these things are more important to me than others... but I guess that's the price you pay for living in a different country than the rest of your family. So, I'm putting on my big girl panties and getting over it.... eventually. My brother has offered to set up a Skype chat so that we can at least see the family, so that's something... But this year definitely won't be the same.
What did you do the first holiday you had to spend away from family?
Are you surprised that the UK has to wait for 2 whole months to see The Muppets?