Holiday Family Fun
The older I get, the more that I enjoy spending time with family and friends. My mother and niece came over on Friday evening to spend Thanksgiving weekend with the kids and I. On Friday, we had Thanksgiving dinner and watched Hallmark Holiday movies. I felt blessed that all of the food turned out good.
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One thing about cooking is that you never know what will be the end result. This can happen even if it's a recipe that you have made 100 times before, something can go wrong. When you are planning for a feast like Thanksgiving, it involves a few main meats such as ham, turkey, and a vegan loaf. You usually have several sides, rolls, and desserts to go along with. This is often where the problem comes in: too many things to watch at one time.
Saturday was the moment that we had all been waiting for: the "After Thanksgiving Holiday parade". This was my niece's first time getting a chance to see it. My neighbor and her granddaughters were in their "parade spots" when we got outside.
Although it was warm (46) earlier in the day, it turned windy on Saturday evening. I was glad that we only had to walk to the corner to watch. We decided not to walk down the street to watch them light up the Christmas tree since we had several other things planned for the rest of the evening. Plus, it got colder the longer that we stood outside.
My mother was like a kid in the candy store. When the parade floats went by, they threw candy out to the crowd. She was happily picking up candy and throwing it into her goody bag. There are simple moments like this in life that you wish would never end.