One of the things that I love about being married is the opportunity to celebrate all the major holidays twice! When we were first married we used to try to hit both my parents’ and Tim’s parents’ house on the same day. This led to some pretty chaotic travels, and as our own family began to grow, we decided to still visit both sides, just not on the same day! This year we spent Thanksgiving Day with Tim’s side of the family. With about twenty-five people in attendance, it was loud, boisterous, and a lot of fun. The kids spent nearly the entire day running around outside with their cousins, playing games and making memories. They would come in to eat or get a drink or hunt down dessert, but then they would be right back at it. That gave the adults a chance to hang out inside without being swarmed with kids.