Not So Black Friday

Despite the fact that we spent most of the summer travelling, I will admit to feeling a bit of the urge to go somewhere else for Thanksgiving this year. My aunt was hosting my extended family at her home in Wyoming, and my parents happen to live somewhere warmer than here--both good candidates for a road trip. But other people's illnesses, as well as 30 weeks of pregnancy, convinced me to stay home this year. Thankfully it's still been a fun holiday. Yesterday we had a small (but yummy) dinner with Mr. Fob's sister and her family. Then this morning we drove up to see some old friends who are here in Utah for the week; we had a fun few hours visiting with them while the kids played. After that we drove back to my sister-in-law's house for more leftovers. On the way we decided to stop at Ikea because we wanted lunch and because I was hoping to pick up a few things. We generally try to avoid stores on "Black Friday" but they didn't seem excessively busy and we were hoping that the kids could play while we shopped (the kids love Ikea and Little Dude is finally out of diapers so he can play). The good news was that their meatball lunch was on sale for $1 (awesome!), the bad news was that playland was full. At least we got a yummy cheap lunch and I felt good about the kids getting a decent meal since I knew they wouldn't want the Thanksgiving leftovers later. We spent the afternoon with two of Mr. Fob's sisters, playing cards and eating pie. It was a lot like a vacation only I get to sleep in my own bed tonight.


"Only I get to sleep in my own bed tonight." There is a LOT to be said for that.

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