We were by ourselves this year for Thanksgiving but our hearts were with our family. We really miss spending holidays together. Especially when we call and everyone is gathered together but us. It makes it especially tough. Skype has been hard for us to embrace as our kids have such short attention spans and our connection is not always great. So this year we decided to make a video to share with our family. We could not be together in person, but we were together in spirit.
We had fun making our own "jibjab" inspired dance video and just being silly all day. The food was great too. Well most of it! Haha. I botched a few things but no matter. It was a day of firsts for me. I ran my first 5K in the morning which I'll blog a separate post for that. And I made my first pumpkin pie ever! With as much as I love to bake and cook, it's kind of crazy that I've never made a pie in my life! The inside was amazing but the crust needs work! I don't buy Crisco and it's just not the same with only butter so I need to do some research on how I can improve it.
Overall, we had a great day. Miss you all. Christmas is less than a month away and then we get to come visit! We are planning for January 3rd through the 10th as long as all goes well with John's schedule and requests off.