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We had lunch with my parents and one of my aunts. Delicious food and great conversation. I know I’ve shared before that I’m blessed to have my parents right down the street from us. My mom grew up in this area and a lot of her family is still very close by. It’s nice to have those connections.
We visited with Brian’s family for a while in the afternoon. The kids always enjoy doing their Christmas name exchange during that time. We fill out slips with the kids’ names and some gift ideas.
One of Brian’s sisters has estranged herself from the rest of the family and, because of that, we do not have a relationship with her children. Last year, we were reintroduced to her son, and have been building up a relationship with him. He’ll be entering the military in January, so it was nice to have a chance to spend some time with him.
We visited with my parents a bit more in the evening, then came home and the kids and I had a Little House on the Prairie marathon up in Ashley’s bedroom.
It was just a nice, relaxing day – and a day to remember all that we have to be thankful for. 🙂