I spent two days in Austin with my mom and step-dad, two days in New Braunfels with my dad and brother and the rest of the family. Then I drove the six hours to Odessa in East Texas to visit Jessica, Johnny and Michael. They just moved here a month ago for work and they're getting all settled into their new home.
We're watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and Jessica is cooking. She's a terrific cook. She got that from my mom as it skipped a generation. I'm getting lots of sweet snuggles with the new man in my life. Michael is an absolute joy and I melt when he smiles at me. The only thing missing is Matt who was unable to join me for this quick trip home. Adding Skype to the things I'm really grateful for this year.
I hope you all are having a wonderful Thanksgiving and thinking about the blessings in your life. Sending special love to those who are appreciating loved ones from afar. It can make the holidays bittersweet. I'm so thankful for the Thanksgiving hugs I'll get today that may have to get me through a few more holidays.