Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend & Family Reunion

We had an amazing Thanksgiving weekend this year. It felt like we got a lot done, but still had a chance to see family and enjoy the long weekend. We stayed in Kansas City on Thanksgiving Day and Rollie fried a turkey - an annual tradition at our house. We had my parents over to enjoy the Thanksgiving classics (and my mom brought the hard stuff - mashed potatoes, gravy, pie, etc.). Hudson tried mashed potatoes (he didn't like them) and pumpkin pie (he loved it) both for the first time.

Hudson Helping to Fry a Turkey

We left for Nebraska early on Friday morning for the Nebraska vs. Colorado game (played for the last time at Memorial Stadium). The Huskers won and we had a chance to meet my dearest friend Emily and her family for lunch and dinner. We spent the night in Lincoln and met up with my parents at the hotel, where they had brought Hudson.

Go Big Red! Last Big 12 Game at Memorial Stadium

He loved sitting up in the Pack n Play, and slept great both nights on the road in it.

Early on Saturday we set out for Western Nebraska. My great aunt Marietta was having her 90th Birthday celebration in Kearney, Nebraska. Marietta and I actually have the same birthday. The birthday party was actually a wonderful celebration of Marietta's entire life and a full reunion of the Gallagher and Sims families. It was so great to see everyone - especially my cousins and their babies. All three of the babies (Quinn, Olivia, and Hudson) were born within 15 days of each other.

My Dad with Quinn and Hudson. I love the look on Hudson's face - like he wants that bow from Quinn's head!

Emily with Hudson, Chris with Olivia, and Maggie with Quinn

Marietta meets Hudson
And we made it through the marathon trek back to Kansas City (over 5 hours in the car) without any disasters. It was Hudson's first car trip in the big boy car seat, but he loved it. We even finished getting all of our holiday decorations up before the weekend ended!

1 comment:

  1. Wait, he doesn't like mashed potatoes? What kind of a Gallagher does he think he is? What's not to like!