The last time I had the holiday off, my precious mini-me was still a toddler.... yes a toddler, and now she is 8 !! Having her with me, being with her in our home, and surrounded by loved ones was my number one favorite moment of the holiday. There were so many memorable moments, and thankfully I was able to catch a few of them w/my camera... the rest of the time, I was doing one of the "ing's" listed above !
Of course, as with any holiday .. there has to be a little snag thrown into the cloth we weave of memories... and this year, right on cue, Mother Nature decided to cast her spell across the beautiful Pacific NW... aka.. SNOWmegeddon. Are you serious ??!!!! I think I said that phrase about 5 times in a week... bone chilling cold (8 degrees one night), heart dropping icy winds and tense driving conditions..left me, along w/my all so supportive amazing husband wondering A. if our families would be able to make it to us B. Is the power going to stay on in order to cook the food and C. Are you serious ??!? (oops, there I go again...), ok really C. are our pipes wrapped enough and is the well heater cranked up ? In the end, it worked out wonderfully... Family made it, power and water stayed on, and I didn't burn the turkey !