On Tuesday morning, we loaded up our car to make the long drive to Indiana. The GPS says 10.5 hours without stops, so the drive ends up being a little over 12 hours for us to get to my parents house when we stop for potty breaks (for kids and dogs) and food.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have already seen some of these pictures.
We packed up the dogs, the suitcases, snacks, the boys, their toys, and plenty of paper towels and we were off!
It rained and iced a little bit on us on the way up there, and then the rain finally stopped and there was snow. It wasn’t the smoothest drive, but the boys were troopers. Thank goodness for the DVD player we got last Christmas.
Over the river and through the woods, to KK’s house we go!
Todd’s parents and grandmother caravanned with us and joined us for Thanksgiving in Indiana. And my brother got the week off, so he flew in from Colorado.
By the time we were 25 minutes away, everyone was a little slap happy. We ended our trip with a dance party in the car, and even Boudreaux was excited about it.
I woke up the morning after we arrived full of gratitude. My entire family was under one roof and I was outside with my sweet dogs, and it was snowing. I just love Thanksgiving and love that it comes without expectation and full of absolute thankfulness.
We watched Christmas movies, cooked, ate delicious food prepared by my mom, and just hung around. I mean, is there anything better than Bing Crosby, Danny Kaye, and the Haines sisters singing… “Sisters?” It’s just the best!
And Hudson was able to talk Poppy and Uncle Walker into playing Candyland with him a few times.
Thanksgiving Day was spent watching the parade, cooking, and napping. I think almost everyone took a post-lunch nap!
On Black Friday, Todd’s parents and grandmother drove back to South Carolina, and the rest of us went with my Dad to the Ball State football game. Hudson and Hayes had the best time. And, luckily, we were inside and out of the freezing temperatures.
My boys just adore their grandparents. We are so blessed to have four loving grandparents who just want to love on our kids.
After the game, we took the boys to see Frozen. The theater was packed and we were on the very front row, but both boys were mesmerized. They had snacks, but they laughed and laughed and never looked away from the screen. It was so fun to watch them. And I loved Frozen, too! It was such a great Disney movie.
The drive back home wasn’t as much fun…it never is. But was made it safely, and made it home in time to watch most of the Carolina/Clemson game. (Go Gamecocks!)
Did you see Frozen yet? How was your Thanksgiving? I cannot believe December is here. We’re pretty excited. We have a very eventful week coming up, and I can’t wait to share it all with you!