I was reading my friend, Allison's blog, and she was talking about going home for Thanksgiving and now I'm just sad. We truly do try and maintain the relationships with our parents but somehow it's turned more into them visiting us. After our disastrous "visit" last year at Christmastime (our flight was cancelled, and then the next day delayed and all of our PRESENTS were in Utah and basically it was very stressful) we are homebodies for the holidays.
I will be working Thanksgiving, and I am grateful that Drew's friend (mine too, I suppose), Katie had invited us to her house for a late Thanksgiving. Friends sometimes can take the place of family, and at least make you feel cozy inside.
I know that my parents wished we were with them (and most likely, Drew's wishes we were at their's) but the circle of life goes on, and I am excited to build traditions with my 3 boys (Drew, at times a man). I just hope they don't involve crashing cars into the tree..