Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Thanksgiving Surprises

A couple months ago my Mom and I decided to surprise my family and have me come home for Thanksgiving! It was so hard to keep it a secret, but for sure worth it. 
Tuesday night I got in late and only got to surprise my Dad, Jordan, and Kyle. In the morning Kassidy and Jayden were surprised to see me at the house!
I headed over to Cami's to see them and REALLY surprised them!
Being an Auntie is the greatest!
 We had perfect weather, which meant lots of playing!
 Thanksgiving morning we got a call from Cami saying that they had the flu! Super bad news and made it a little complicated with our already complicated scheduling for Thanksgiving. Police, nurses, and Physical Therapists don't get the day off!
I had a great morning playing with Kassidy and Jayden!
 We decided to not let the berry pie my mom made go to waste...
Unfortunately about 2 hours after I ate this, I also came down with the flu!
I won't be eating berry pie for a long, long, long time!

Luckily by Friday evening I was feeling better and got in a few snuggles with Haddley!
 Saturday we finally had Thanksgiving!
Dad deep fried the turkey for us!
 We played a lot, ate, watched football, and just hung out.
 Sunday everyone came over for dinner and we had a great time!
Kassidy taught the kids how to make bracelets on her loom.
Jayden and I watched Planes.
Mom made turkey pot pie (my favorite)
Kyle tried to pull Camden's tooth out!
 Parker rarely likes me, therefore I never get cuddle time. He was tired and had milk so he lasted for about 20 minutes with me!
 Jayden being my little goofball!
My mom was nice enough to make curtains for my dining room and kitchen. 
Here Jayden is pushing the pedal while she sews.
 Camden is in 1st grade now and was needing a little motivation to not talk as much in class! Aunt Ashlee came to the rescue! He had 1 week of doing great so he earned a prize. Two weeks of being great and earned a prize. He then decided to try and get 34 perfect days in a row to earn a special lunch with me! He did it! I am so proud of him for working so hard at this and achieving his goal. I was able to check him out for lunch and take him to McDonald's. We had a great time together and I can't wait for him to meet his next goal!

It was a successful (minus the flu) Thanksgiving! I'm so grateful for my family and how close we all are! Such a blessing to have them in my life. I wish I lived closer, but I'm very glad that I'm able to come home and visit often. 

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