Finally getting around to posting a few pictures from a really great Thanksgiving and Christmas with our families. This year Jordan and I tried really hard to make the holidays about spending good quality time with our loved ones, rather than stressing out about shopping and the “perfect gift”.
One great way we found to do this is with a family puzzle. At Thanksgiving we hosted Jordan’s parents, my mom, and my sister at our house. My sister loves a good puzzle and brought up a really tough one. We spent countless hours trying to get it done in three nights. It’s a great way to laugh and bond with family members as we each worked overtime to put it all together (with only a little bit of arguing… ;-). Jordan somehow managed to balance all the Thanksgiving cooking (including frying a turkey out in the driveway!) with being a whiz at finding the really tough pieces.
At Christmas, which we spent with my family at my mom’s house, we decided to complete another puzzle. At first my younger niece and nephew were skeptical, but they soon got addicted just like the rest of us. We spent hours by the fire, in our PJs, working away as we gobbled down Christmas cookies. There’s a really great sense of accomplishment when that final piece gets snapped into place. Jordan’s brother sent my family an even more difficult puzzle to do as a Christmas gift. So it’s truly a joint-family tradition now!
We can’t wait to have our own child because as the puzzles keep getting harder, we’re going to need more helping hands!
Hope everyone had a great holidays with family and friends, as well, and wishing you a healthy and happy 2020.