It was a real treat to go to Missouri to visit family for Thanksgiving this year. It’s been years since my last Thanksgiving there (although I have been very blessed to share many Christmases with my family), so it was particularly special when we made plans to visit along with Mike’s mom. That, added with spending wonderful time with Dane and Natalie, seeing my awesome cousins, aunt, and uncle, plus my brother getting a 4-day over the holiday–so unusual for a firefighter– and getting to see my 90-year-old grandparents for the second time this year, all added up to one of my best trips home yet! (Pardon that crazy run-on sentence, I just couldn’t help myself.)
Plus, who would have thought we could have a laid-back Black Friday shopping experience? It was the most chill post-Thanksgiving shopping I’ve ever experienced, and it was a double joy to celebrate Susan’s birthday at Les Bourgeois Bistro in Rocheport. Ahh… it doesn’t get any better than a blufftop meal overlooking the Missouri river!
Honestly, I was too busy having fun and loving every minute of the trip to take many photos, but here are a couple from our time together. My favorite moment from Thanksgiving day was my dad starting the prayer, asking each of us to share what we were thankful for as a “group prayer,” and ending with a loud “Amen!” It may not have been conventional, but I was grinning the whole time!