We have so much to be thankful for this year. It was our first year in our new home. We are surrounded by family and friends who love us. And we are much healthier than we even were a couple of weeks ago. No matter how tough things are, Ryan and I know we always have something to be thankful for.
This was our year to cook for Ryan's family. On Wednesday night I assembled everything so that all we had to do was pop it in the oven and cook the turkey. I baked four skillets of cornbread and they came out perfect. I am so OCD about my cornbread, y'all. It's a Southern girl thing.
On Thursday we had lunch with my family. Zoey ended up being really sick all weekend and I felt so bad for her. She has had it rough!
Caleb still has football fever even though our season is over. He had everyone out passing with him that afternoon.
My little nephew does not sit still for long. It's more like a grab and go kind of thing.
Ryan deep fried our turkey. I researched it for days before we attempted it. I made sure our home owner's insurance was perfect, I prayed, and Ryan's mama supervised carefully. And it was the most uneventful turkey cooking I have ever seen. Which obviously is a good thing. I made the mistake of watching lots of YouTube turkey cooking fails. None of that happened. But we did get a delicious, gorgeous turkey. Even Caleb, the child who would not eat turkey, begged for more turkey.
After dinner one of my favorite people and I decided to go shopping. My husband thought we were absolutely crazy. Honestly, it was not bad at all and I had the best time. It wasn't terribly crowded and the lines weren't that long. I didn't have to fight anyone and I got coffee. We didn't get home until 2 am, but it was sooo worth it! I didn't have a 6 year old begging for stuff and I was able to just enjoy everything. We are definitely planning and plotting things better next year to get more deals, but I think we did pretty good at the last minute with things.
I crashed hard when I got home, but Caleb let me sleep in until 10 the next morning. That really never happens. I was so worn out!
Over the weekend Ryan showed Caleb how to ride his new four wheeler. The surprising part was that my husband was an absolute nervous wreck.
He went over all the safety stuff first. They had a long discussion. It was pretty cute to watch.
Caleb really just agreed to anything to ride.
But he listened better than I thought he did.
Ryan rode on one of our other four wheelers for a bit. He's still working on mine right now, but I was content watching.
Once Caleb went inside to nap, we both raced through the yard. I was lighter and faster. He hated that part!
Of course on Saturday he was back on the four wheeler again. He rode for hours.
Ryan's parents kept Caleb for us Saturday night so that we could have a date night. We went to dinner and a movie. It was nice to have some time to ourselves finally.
I found this clock during our Thanksgiving shopping trip and had to have it. I've got an idea for it!
I have taken some pictures of our barn each season and I want to frame them around the clock in the living room. What do you think?
And I reckon if you stuck around this long I'll give you a health update. Last week my neurologist called me. He does not completely agree with the diagnosis I was given in the hospital. He thinks I could be having migraines, but it does not completely explain all of my symptoms. So I have to have an EMG (nerve/muscle test) in a week and then I have to immediately come to his office to talk. My husband is going with me. I have a feeling that this doctor thinks he's looking at something specific although I have no idea what. He seems very convinced that this test will show something.