I have to admit, I started dreading Thanksgiving coming around this year. I'm always excited to see family & catch up as much as possible but, I wasn't excited about the amount of traveling we had to do, especially when traveling with a little one. This was at least our 6th road trip since Jack has been born so, we knew what to expect & we're getting better. We planned ahead though and were packed & ready for each departure we made from the house which made a huge difference! Thanksgiving day rolled around & I was just excited about having this special time with my 2 guys, seeing each of our families & soaking up Jack's 1st Thanksgiving... regardless of how our time on the road was going to go!
Our first stop was Graham with Matt's family! It was a rainy day which kept us mostly inside but, we all still had fun chatting & planning a family vacation for next Summer! Jack met his Uncle Pete & Aunt Sara for the first time but, you would of never known he didn't know them! Jack went straight to his Uncle Pete & they had the best laughs together!
Uncle Pete & cousin Chase
We also exchange Christmas gifts for the little guys & the adults play Chinese Christmas. Jack was really unsure about opening the gifts but, He liked what was inside - toys!
We left Graham to head back to Ft Worth & unload/reload the car then, we headed South for San Antonio. We stayed the night with Matt's brother & sister-in-law who couldn't make it to Thanksgiving in Graham, before traveling the rest of the way to Corpus Christi Friday morning to celebrate Thanksgiving with my mom's family on Friday! As mentioned the other day, we bought a selfie stick & had to put it to the test this weekend! My mom was one of 5 kids... + spouses + kids + kids... Yeah we're a big family! And we're still missing at least 7 people who couldn't make it this year! Surprisingly, we were able to get everyone in the picture and we call that a "Selfie Stick Win"! It was complete chaos getting everyone together but, I'm glad we did because it sure made for some fun memories!
The 3 newest members of the family! Logan 8 months, Colt 1 month & Jack 10 months... They are all 2nd cousins!
Jack with my mom's 2 sisters... His Nini & Grandma Vicki!
Just love these 2 so much!
Ending our trip the right way... Snoozing pulling into Ft Worth!
I just can't say enough how wonderful this weekend turned out to be! Jack was truly a great baby all weekend, especially considering the amount of time he spent in the car! He was happy (most of the time) to go to anyone & just laughed & giggled so much. I'm more thankful than ever to have the family we do, the means to get around & see everyone & just the overall life we have been blessed with. As much as I was ready to be home Sunday, I was kind of missing the weekend already too. #bittersweet
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving however you were able to spend it!