Thanksgiving was, in my opinion, a HUGE success! The food was great, my husband's family was amazing, everyone was happy, and my house was full.
I met two of my husband's cousins, Rod and Randy, and their respective spouses, Heather and Cindy, for the first time. Randy and Cindy were passing through on a road trip to check out some bands they liked, but stopped in to have Thanksgiving with us. Randy helped my husband fix my apple peeler, slicer, corer just in time for me to be able to make my Upside Down and Caramel Apple pies. I'll tell ya, if they hadn't been there, I'd STILL be peeling apples! LOL!
Cindy was really nice. She's really tall, just like Randy, and just seemed like a happy person - lots of good energy coming off of her.
Rod is super smart and really nice. On Friday, he asked if there was a Best Buy close by, and had my father-in-law take him. I thought he was just taking advantage of some Black Friday deals, but no....he came back with a bag full of universal remotes for each family member! (I guess he wasn't impressed with the 4 remotes we used to run our TV and components, LOL!) He spent a couple of hours programming it for our stuff and VOILA, we only need 1 remote now to run our TV, Blu-Ray, Amplifier and Direct TV DVR. He said he's had this remote for 5 years and loves it - I can see why. Its pretty awesome.
Heather. This woman is a firecracker! She's gotta be 5'0" or less, but cracks a whip like a pro!. IN fact, she has whip-cracking app on her iPhone that she used on a regular basis to get Clan Campbell motivated and moving. It was hilarious! She's got a huge personality packed into that little body, and I have to say I really liked her a lot.
Randy and Cindy left Friday night, but the rest left on Saturday. We had a gigantic group breakfast in Simi Valley, and my husband and I invited my in-law's best friends to join us as a surprise. Check out this group shot:
So, with everyone gone, there was a lot of clean-up to do, but not this weekend. I"m telling you, I was TIRED! I'd been cooking since Monday, and I was not going to clean the house, too. My honey was very understanding, and didn't say a word as I feel asleep on the couch for half the afternoon. Sunday I had to work, so I spent a couple of hours each night during the following week trying to get the house back in order. Thanksgiving down, Christmas to go!!