This year's Thanksgiving was spent in a 1 bedroom apartment and the meal was cooked with 1 pot.
My brother, Erik, a medical resident, lives in Springfield, about 3.5 hours away from us. Normally he comes up to visit us for all the holidays. But this time he was on call, which meant he couldn't be more than about 10 miles away from the clinic he works at. So we went to stay with him for the weekend. He was gracious enough to let Evan and I sleep in his queen bed. Davin slept in the port-a-crib in the room with us. Spencer slept on Erik's new couch (in fact, I don't think he left the spot on the couch that he's in in the picture below), and Mea and Erik on air mattresses on the floor.
All in all, everything turned out great.
|Erik carving the turkey he cooked|
|The 1 pot that did it all|
|Getting ready to eat!|
All in all, it was a great Thanksgiving weekend. I'm so grateful to live close to Erik so that we have family to spend holidays with.
A few other things I'm grateful for this year:
-antibiotics, mother's instinct, and doctors who will take you in last minute. Wednesday night, 20 minutes before the pediatrician office was to close, I called and explained that I thought Davin may have an ear infection. There wasn't too much that made me think it--he had had congestion for 5 days, and tugged on his ear occasionally. He was fussy and not sleeping well, too. No fever. But I kept thinking all day Wednesday that he was going to get an ear infection over Thanksgiving weekend and that he'd be miserable. So finally I called and they had me come in. Sure enough, 1 ear infected, the other with fluid. The antibiotics did the trick. He slept better at Erik's that he had for the entire week previous. And his congestion and fussiness went away.
-my husband. Thanksgiving weekend is an anniversary for us--we met at a party the Saturday after Thanksgiving 10 years ago. Neither of us are party-goers, but we both ended up at the same party (we even arrived at the same time), and I'm so grateful that we did.
-Davin: he has been a great addition to our family. Last year on November 30 I was put on bed rest for 2 months. It was among the hardest two months of my life, but looking back on it now, it was totally worth it because now I have him. And he's healthy and happy and brings us great joy.
And now, on to Christmas...