Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Do You Have A Cracker For That?

So I've been trying to figure out a clever way to recap our Thanksgiving but I've got nothing original to say. We enjoyed family, we ate way too much, we shopped a little, the end.

That is so boring. I'll try again.

Brad's family is crazy, but crazy in all the right ways. They spoiled us completely, with Tiffy opening up The Manor and letting us spread our crud all across her gorgeous slate tile. Jen cooked up a storm and planned every meal to the last detail because she knows how crazy I get when there isn't a "plan." And Brad's mom, LJ, watched my kids AROUND THE CLOCK and did everything for them that a mother who wasn't completely AWOL should have done. Uncle Matty took our pictures which assures you that you will have some gorgeous Christmas cards coming your way and I, well, didn't do too much. Which was heavenly.

I remember when Brad and I got married and feeling like although I liked Brad's family right from the start, I wasn't sure I would ever feel totally comfortable with them. It takes awhile to get used to in-laws and their ways of doing things because you've only ever known the way you do things. I am happy to report that these people completely accept me for who I am. They humor me with my neurosis about planning and organization, they let me be completely lazy while they tend my kids, and they teach me how to do things that a normal person of my age should know how to do. (Thanks for hemming my pants LJ. They're perfect!) One of my favorite things about visiting them is that I can still feel like myself and I never have to put on an act. They let me be, holey PJ's and all, and I love them for that.

Thanks to everyone in the Treasure Valley for an awesome Thanksgiving. You guys rock.

10 comments:

stylist to the stars said...

I am glad that you had a great trip. I'm sad that it is followed by another. Will I ever see you again???

PRP said...

You're the one that moved...

tharker said...

Ooh, Karen's bringin' out the gloves now, Megan!

Karen, do you have any cheese to go with those crackers?

I love the whole Johnson clan. Granted, I've only been around them a handful of times, but they's good people!

(yes, I said they's)

Jan said...

That is so great to have such a great family that you have married into. What a blessing.

Kelly said...

Sounds like a perfect Thanksgiving holiday. You deserve to be spoiled in your holey pj's.

It's no surprise that they's good people based on how Brad turned out!

Kris said...

Glad you had a great time. Sounds like you married into the perfect family!

supermatt9 said...

Thanks K Jo, we had a blast with you too. I thought it was awesome too!

hatch said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful time! I bet it felt good to relax for a while.

Supertiff said...

Love the cracker comment! Dip that in ranch baby!

lindsay>boo said...

Glad you had fun on your trip. You know what would have made it even better---going to Black Friday with your favorite Asian friend and also a trip to Cheesecake factory!