Today we had our second Thanksgiving. Our first was last week with my parents and today we celebrated with hubby's mom and one of my dearest friends. There's a group of four of us from college who have stayed friends since we've graduated and are more family now then friends. I love them all dearly. We've been scattered around the country until last year when one of my wonderful friends came to live less then a half hour from me. What an incredible gift that has been. We have become even closer in the last year and I just love having my dear friend so close by.
This afternoon she came over and we cooked up a delicious meal for our second Thanksgiving. I love cooking and baking but since Bean was born, I find it challenging to have enough time to do it as much as I used to. Weeks ago we planned a menu for today and divided up the tasks. Everything went so smoothly, was so much fun, and really turned out perfectly. Not only that, but I got to do all the "work" with someone whose company I really enjoy. It doesn't get much better then that.
So tonight I go to bed full and happy. Happy to be home, surrounded by those that I love, and ready to face whatever the rest of the holiday season has to throw at me. Actually, I'm really excited about it. I can't wait to share all the things I love about this time of year with Bean.