Tuesday, November 22, 2011

"Driveabouts"

Last year my sister and her sweet family visited us for Thanksgiving.  It was the first Thanksgiving we have spent together in about fifteen years.  I loved it!  I loved watching our kids hanging out and reminiscing about when we were kids.  I loved that we captured the simple moments like eating pizza after a long hike or the kids waiting eagerly for Thanksgiving dinner to be ready.













This year my sister and her family are spending Thanksgiving at home, but that didn't stop them from making a surprise visit to our home this weekend.  They were on a "driveabout" as my brother in law called it.  Their lives, like ours and so many other peoples, is spent on the go running from one place to the next as fast as they can.  But this weekend, they decided to take a leisurely drive to North Carolina to watch the leaves change colors.  Did I mention they live in Florida?  They took scenic routes, stopped frequently (which is so unlike them), enjoyed good food, and took in the sights.  They drove wherever they wanted and suddenly found themselves in Tennessee and we couldn't have been happier to slow down and go on our own "walkabout" together.





 





And of course, what a great reason to pull out the Christmas decorations and Christmas cds and hum along to Christmas carols while we decorated our Christmas tree!





And my little sister bought me this..."Sisters are like angels they sparkle, twinkle, and glow, they are the greatest gifts our hearts will ever know."  Happy Thanksgiving!!!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you had a nice visit with your sister. That's an awesome surprise!

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