Thanksgiving in Idaho

I went to Idaho for Thanksgiving. Dave had a six day gap in work so he headed to Arizona the week before Thanksgiving. People have asked me if it is weird to not spend a holiday with Dave and I guess it is, but we just make it work. He actually had to work on Thanksgiving Day so even if I were home we wouldn't of had a traditional Thanksgiving on the day of. 

I came up to Idaho for a week and I just love seeing family. I always tell my sister that I so look forward to spending time with them but I always know the week will go fast and I'll be sad at the end. 

My sister and her husband have a 3 year old and an almost 2 year old so we have to be strategic in planning to do things. Somehow we managed to do some shopping, go for coffee, go to a craft fair and do family pictures. It was a lot of fun. 

My nephew Zachary knows how to give the best squeezes around and I take every hug he'll give me. 

I'm at the airport and feel super sad but I also know I'm really blessed to be able to hop on a plane and see family. I'm blessed that they are healthy. I'm blessed that God put us all together as one big family and for all that, I'm thankful. My nephew loves to sing the song '10,000 reasons' and it's just the cutest thing ever and is also a really good reminder that we really do have 10,000 reasons for our hearts to praise Him.

How was your Thanksgiving?

What was your favorite part? 

Have you ever spent a holiday away from your spouse? 


  1. I used to leave Angel behind to spend Christmas with my grandparents and family--if he wasn't coming with me, it was because he had to work, so no way was I going to stay home all alone on Christmas Day while he was at work from 6 am-8pm. :P Glad you had a great Thanksgiving with family and a lot of fun with them!

  2. Love these pictures! Glad you had a good time with your family. Little kid squeezes are the best. R has just started sort of giving hugs and kisses and oh my word. Melt.

  3. I love that your nephew sings 10,000 Reasons! Such a great song and so sweet coming from a little one. Love all these pictures. Glad you guys had so much fun together! :)