The next day, Thanksgiving, was wonderful as usual. This year I had an abundance of things to be thankful for. First of all, of course, for my wonderful husband and our fabulous families who helped give us a spectacular and extremely memorable wedding. For my brother's health, he's finally starting to feel a little bit normal again and for my Grandpa's strength to pull through an emergency lung surgery the day before. I love you all!!!
After many wonderful hours of eating lot's of yummy food, we finally made our way back to Battle Creek (Cereal City - Home to Kellogs and Post FYI) and spent some well needed time with my in-laws. On a little bit of a side note, I really don't like calling them my "in-laws," it has such a negative connotation, and even if I wasn't "legally" bound to these folks, I would still want to be a part of their family, they're fabulous!! From here on out they will be referred to as Mom and Dad II. Anyway, we have made it a new tradition with Mom and Dad II to celebrate our own little "Michigan Christmas" the day after Thanksgiving. Since they are so unbelievably understanding and Matt loves his sunshiney Decembers, we have been able to go to California for Christmas every year we have been together, hence the need for a Michigan Christmas. I would have to say, the favorite gift of the day was the "Snuggie" we got for Matt's mom! We were all fighting over the cozy thing the rest of the weekend.
The other "Top Prize" of the day....Dale and I played Tetris the rest of the weekend!
Maggie Lu had a Merry Michigan Christmas too!