Some years we have gone to the movie theater for a late show on Thanksgiving night, but this year, my mom bought a new "Catchphrase" (2013 edition) and we played a family edition for hours. It was completely hilarious. We all decided that the best clue was given out by my brother Joe - "he once had a day off" (answer: Ferris Bueller). Amazing. We had so many laughs.
On Friday morning, my mom and I went Black Friday shopping... in matching shoes. We each got a few things crossed off our list, but the best part was just hanging with my mom - who I miss so much by living out of state.
As Scott and I drove through Iowa / Illinois on our way back to Chicago, I couldn't help reflecting on how lucky I am to have these people... and how beautiful life is with them in it.