Wednesday, November 23, 2011

'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving

We're visiting Dave's parents in Maryland for Thanksgiving.  Tomorrow's festivities will take place at Dave's brother's house, which is about 20 minutes from here.  John will be deep-frying the turkey (YUM), and we've got all sorts of delectable sides and desserts ready (or almost ready).

John & Shari have four kids.  The eldest of them is in FL, so we're missing Melissa this year.  This morning, Shari picked up Daniel, a plebe in the Naval Academy, and they stopped by so we could see him in his uniform.  Snaz-ZY!  He cleans up good!  Christy is a junior in high school.  She drives now.  And Tim is a freshman.  He's only four months older than Emma, but he's a year ahead in school due to his summer birthday.

My kids only see these cousins once a year, so they're pretty excited about heading over tomorrow.  And I love hanging out with Shari.  She's a kindred spirit.  You know, I really lucked out in the in-laws department.  I often say that I couldn't have found a better mother-in-law if I would've met her first and then tried to marry one of her sons.  She's a gem.


  1. Happy Thanksgiving, Jenny! I am so thankful for your friendship, your encouragement and your joy.

    And the fact that you host pizza-filled teen fun nights just because you're awesome like that.

  2. Thanks, Bailey! I had a lovely day today. (I'll write about it shortly.) I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving too. = )

    The Teen Game Night was as much a blast for me as it was for all of you, I can safely say. Next time we'll have to play Four on a Couch for sure.