Since we have extended family in so many different places we have started a tradition where we visit one side of the family for Thanksgiving and the other for Christmas. This also lets us relax a bit more during the holidays and not try to be two places in one weeks time. So this year was Thanksgiving with the Haigs. We got the boys up at 4:30am on Tuesday that week and we arrived at Tim's grandma's house in New Jersey at 7:30 that evening. Besides being a really long trip it went well. I think Jon only whined for about 15 minutes the whole way!
We had a blast there with everyone. Even Sarah from China and Anne from South Africa were able to make it. We had a delicious Thanksgiving dinner with beautiful live music from the family in the evening. And then we celebrated Christmas. Yes, you heard me right. Since we won't see them all for Christmas we shared our gifts with them and they had gifts for us too. One of these years Michael and Jon are going to be shocked to find out that giving Christmas presents is not a traditional Thanksgiving event.