The kids had school off on Wednesday. B-train spent some time at a friend's house.
The girls and I started baking.
This year, we got together with our friends, Chris & Tiffany and April & Ben.
We've been friends since we all moved to NC,
when we were young(er) couples with one kid each.
Look at what happened in the last eight years!
Tiffany agreed to host at her house (Yipee!) and all of us pitched in with the meal. Andrew was in charge of the turkey. He brined it again and it was his best turkey yet--moist and tasty. We also brought a chocolate toffee pie, Grandma Cuca's red jello salad, rolls, a veggie tray, and asparagus--my kids' only request.
Our feast was scrumptious.
And we had pies galore.
The kids had a BLAST together.
jumping on the trampoline,
watching the big kids jump,
playing the wii together,
and just hanging out.
And we didn't break up a single fight among these kiddos.
How is that possible?
We didn't ask, just counted our blessings.
The grown-ups had fun watching football,
playing a little game of football with the kids,
burned off some of our calories playing Just Dance,
played Apples to Apples and Scum.
And watched more football.
When we can't be with family for the holidays,
I'm grateful to share them with such good friends.