The first surprise came when we got there. Jeremy's sister Jessica was hiding in the bedroom! We had no idea she was flying in from Chicago, and it was nice to see her. When her mom got there, we were a part of that surprise and her reaction was too cute.
After everyone got there we ate an early dinner. Everyone brought a side dish or other Thanksgiving item, and we sure had a ton of food and 13 people to feed!
Everything tasted great, and I know the baby enjoyed his first Thanksgiving meal.
Soon after dinner everyone was standing around chatting and cleaning up a bit. I noticed my brother in law, Jonathan and his girlfriend, Riley, had gone outside to start cleaning up the fried turkey pot outside. Next thing I noticed, he was down on one knee in what looked like a proposal. I honestly thought he was just being silly at first because I didn't see a ring box. Sure enough a moment later he went over and grabbed the ring and asked Riley to marry him. The sun was shining overhead, and it couldn't have been more perfect! This was the first proposal I was ever a part of, and I absolutely love being there. We are thrilled that Riley will be joining the Ciak family.
We have so much to be thankful for this year. I'm thankful for a healthy family and a growing one. We missed seeing my Dad, my brothers, my other sister in law, and my nephews but we will see them in a few months. Here are some of my favorite pictures from the day!
Glad my mom was there!