Monday, January 6, 2014
Thanksgiving! I’m so thankful to have been able to take this trip and spend so much uninterrupted time with my wonderful family. I’m thankful that we’re all healthy and happy with one another. I’m thankful that I have such an awesome wife who is also the greatest mother on Earth. I’m thankful for so many other things too but I have to be sure to mention how thankful we all were to be able to spend Thanksgiving in a HOME, not in a hotel or a restaurant.
Jamie, Todd, and their family were so welcoming of us and the food was just fantastic. Best of all they were football fans so I got to watch the whole Steeler game uninterrupted. There was a Cleveland Browns fan there who I inadvertently offended— I mean ragging on the Browns is like second nature to any true Stillerz fan— but he was a pretty good sport about it. In Jamie’s dog, Stella, 8 Ball found the one dog who actually has more energy than he does. They sparred all over the backyard and not once did we have to worry about another howling dog complaint.
After the game Amy got to reconnect with her friends Dara and Jamie while I played Sorry with all of the various kids who were there. They also had a lot of fun drawing on the table! It’s not what you think: Jamie put this long strip of butcher paper on the table and drew circles for plates with each kids name which they then proceeded to decorate. Lots of fun.