There was no escaping the sunny sky, warm breeze and crunchy leaves.
Delicious meals were served on tables cluttered with grown ups, while children had their fun in other rooms (!). Older cousins looked out for younger ones. Everyone was self-sufficient.
There were uninterrupted glasses of wine and steaming mugs of coffee.
After 10-plus years of triaging babies and toddlers at dining room tables, it felt like I had finally arrived to the party. And goodness, it was great.
We were able to celebrate with both sides of our family this year and that's the very best.
I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend, too.