Since I was given the responsibility of baking an apple pie and pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving dinner, we decided I would go over to my grandmother's house on Wednesday morning to bake them. It only took about twenty minutes for Addison to warm up to the house full of people. Of course, once my grandma pulled out a little play kitchen, she was in heaven!
It was so great to be able to spend the day with my family that we don't get to see often enough. It warmed my heart to see Addison interacting with her aunt, uncle and cousins.
My aunt hosted Thanksgiving dinner at her house this year. It's always interesting to me how different families celebrate. We've always, as long as I can remember, had Thanksgiving dinner around noon or 1pm. Then we would eat leftovers that evening if we ever got hungry again. This year was no different! We ate too much food, laughed until our stomach's hurt, and just enjoyed being with each other.
A little twist this year was that my uncle had recently purchased an old pinball machine. Addison LOVED it! Her face would light up when it would make noise and she squeal whenever it would light up. Everyone was getting the biggest kick out of it!
It's hard to believe we are already in December. Just a few short weeks before Christmas is here. I'm praying that we can keep our focus on Jesus' birth, the real meaning of Christmas, throughout this month, among the chaos that so frequently surrounds this time of year.