Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Hello everyone! I hope you all enjoyed your holiday weekend! Mine was everything I was hoping for. This year my family decided to rent a cabin in the mountains for a little getaway. We have always talked about it but this year we finally made it happen.

I was able to find the perfect cabin in Hiawassee, Georgia. My family, my sister's family and my dad and brother were all able to make it. We had 13 people and 5 dogs in all and we still had plenty of room.

The view from the mountain side was beautiful. Our house came with a fire pit, wrap around porch, hot tub and game room so there was plenty for us to do while we were there. Each night was spent in our pjs relaxing by the fire, playing games and laughing with the kids. It even snowed Thanksgiving morning!

Thursday we had a nice breakfast,  then for dinner we had reservations to eat Thanksgiving fixings at a local restaurant. It was nice not having to be in the kitchen all day and worrying about cleaning up for once.

There was no black Friday shopping. Instead, we visited Helen, Georgia. It was a cute little town. We walked around and wandered into gift shops.

Saturday we went to Anna Ruby Falls. The waterfall was beautiful and so was the small hike up to it.

This year was the first Thanksgiving without my mom. I definitely missed her presence. She would have loved going away with us and spending time with the grandkids. I am happy we went away for sure, it helped keep our mind off of the void we all still feel. I think it would have been so much harder if we stayed in town.

The whole weekend was so relaxing. No agenda, no busy plans, no housework, no problem! I will definitely look into doing it again next year!

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