Meet Abby, the newest member of the family.
Wednesday morning, my husband-Lon, son-Jared, niece-Brittany, brother-Bob, sister-in-law-Bonnie and I headed from Wisconsin to near Detroit where two of my brothers-Tom and Carl have homes. On the way, we stopped to visit my nephew-Ryan, his wife-Sarah and their daughter-Abby who recently moved into a new home in Rives Junction, north of Jackson, Michigan. Another nephew-Drew, niece-Beth and everyone previously mentioned joined in the fun that evening at Ryan and Sarah's beautiful home.
On Thanksgiving Day, everyone mentioned above met for dinner at my brother-Carl's home in Waterford, Michigan, northwest of Detroit. We filled two tables for the holiday meal and the entire house with laughter and the warmth that comes when family members separated by hundreds of miles are together.
The younger folks did their own thing on Friday while my husband, brothers and sister-in-law went to the Detroit Institute of Arts and the MGM Grand Detroit casino. We even made time to do a bit (half an hour) of Black Friday shopping at a Bass Pro store.
Today, we said our goodbyes and thank yous and returned home to Beloit. We're thankful for good weather and no travel problems.
I thank Carl and Tom for welcoming us into their homes and providing us with more wonderful experiences to add to our memory banks.
How was your Thanksgiving?