Thursday, November 26, 2009
Thanksgiving with the Norman's and the Garff's
I have to admit I was not looking forward to this holiday at all. Yesterday I was in the worst mood and kept bursting into tears. I am still having a hard time being away from family at the holidays but today exceeded my expectations. We had a great day! This morning we slept in, well Matt and I slept in while Claire got cereal for the three kids. She's getting so big! After we got our lazy selves out of bed I began cooking for today's dinner. I went a little overboard. I think I was trying to keep my mind off of things and it worked! Half way through the day, Matt was telling me how excited he was to eat pumpkin pie. He is on an all protein diet and gets very few cheat days. I got the pie's out of the freezer and because I hadn't purchased them I didn't realize there wasn't a pumpkin pie in there. So I went to work and made my first homemade pumpkin pie's. I was so proud when they turned out! What's more, Matt loved them. We spent the day with some good friends that live two doors down and thank goodness for that. They have become like family to us and let me tell you when you live far from family, good friends are so important. We ate and the kids played and we watched a movie. By 7pm we were all ready for bed. It was a good and relaxing day. I must say a huge thank you to the visiting teachers who knew we needed help this time of year and provided the majority of the food for our families. We would not have been able to afford Thanksgiving dinner without them. I am so grateful to be a part of the Gospel and to have people who around me that are in-tune with the spirit and know when there is a need, even when we don't tell them.