The cottage (more in name than actuality now) was an awesome place to spend many days. There is so much space and things to do with lots of cousins around. We decorated for Christmas, played games, watched college football projected onto a wall, visited, laughed, and ate a lot! It was a glorious several days.
|The pretty Sassafras|
|They played a lot of football....the boys and Maddie|
|Lots of eating|
Greta hosted Thanksgiving dinner at her house. I think there were about 45 people there for dinner. Amazing! Everything was delicious and wonderful!!! The only bummer was Mary' injury and the Eagles epic loss.
|Uncle John and Drew had the honor of carving the turkeys|
|Samuel and Colin bonded watching Colin's football videos|
|Lots of yummy desserts!|
We also fit in a special visit with Drew's cousin Erica who was also one of my college roommates. They treated us to a great afternoon and Philly cheese steaks!
In a typical year we only see Drew's family at Eagle Camp. There is the occasional exception so being able to spend days with them in the middle of the year was a huge treat. The marathon may have been hugely crappy for me, but deciding to run it meant a week with family. Those crappy 26.2 miles were easily forgotten with all the laughs and memories made!
|Elena was not happy about leaving|