This year we went down to Plant City again, to spend Thanksgiving with Gary's family. It was a bitter-sweet week. We arrived about 6:30 on Tuesday night and met up with the family at the funeral home. Then Granna's funeral was on Wednesday. It was wonderful to see all the family, some of whom we don't see very often, but it was a sad reason to get together.
On Thanksgiving we all got together with the Cunningham side of the family to eat and visit at Poppa J and Grandmaw Bea's house. All but four of the great-grandkids were there, so after we ate we corralled them long enough to take some pictures. That was pretty entertaining. The rest of the day, we sat around and talked and visited.
Friday, I watched the most stressful game I've seen in a while. Dad fixed up some pigs in a blanket and some BBQ ones too. Mom held Ruth, because I was way too tense, and Gary claims he has the scares on his arm to prove it. Thankfully, Auburn came back to win it, and moves on to the SEC championship game in Atlanta against South Carolina with a 12 - 0 record. Saturday, Gary watched his game, and lets just say that it wasn't pretty at all. It was so painful that he and Dad took the kids outside to run around and play.
Saturday night, Gary and I had a date night. He took me to the Red Rose, and I even got to dance for half a song. (He's moving on up.) We had a good time getting dressed up and going out with out the kids. Even if it was a short trek out of the house, since I managed to leave the pump in Gainesville and had to be back in time to feed Ruth again. We had a great weekend with the family.