"You don't choose your family. They are God's gift to you, as you are to them."
So this Holiday season has def. started to a great start. The Thanksgiving festivities went great!!! We had about 40 people at our house for Thanksgiving. All of those 40 people were immediate family.. and we were even missing some! So we had our house full, to say the least. It was FUN, drama free, and a blessing. My family has been through a Lot these past few years.. so it was amazing (and only God's grace could do this..) to see our family actually come together, despite all our differences, and have fun. I hope this is the way things are from now on!!! Unforunately, I had to leave the gathering at my house at around 4pm.
Matt and I then drove down to Monterey for his brother and sister-in-laws house. I love going there. The city itself is just gorgeous, it's next to the ocean (yes, I LOVE the ocean), and his brother's family is so chill and down to earth. There were about 18 people at their house. We ate outside.. which is always fun! (not to mention Deb is totally a cute version of Martha Stewart so it looked like something you would see in a magazine!) We stayed the night at the friend's house down the street. Then woke up the next morning and had sort of a lazy morning with the family. It was a relaxing.. but fun weekend. Matt's nieces (Katee & Cassi) are adorable and fun. They're growing up so fast!!! Hopefully not too fast though, cause I'm going to need some flower girls soon! lol. :) So all in all it was a great weekend.
Sorry I'm a little late posting everything.. I'll include some pics! But all in all.. Thank God because I'm truly blessed to have such a wonderful family! He's amazing!