Thanksgiving was wonderful. Not only is it a (sometimes) needed reminder to be thankful for things you tend to take for granted, but it's nice to just...be thankful.
Last year we didn't have a very fun Thanksgiving. Scott was in between kidney infections, I had bronchitis, and we were far from home. Being far really isn't so bad, but it's harder when you know that the whole family is together and you're not there. Anyway, last year we ate a delicious Thanksgiving meal at the school with a handful of other students who we didn't know. Then we went home to put up our Christmas decorations.
This year, we both really enjoyed our Thanksgiving break. Aside from the (hopefully) obvious remembering what we are thankful for, we spent a lot of time together since Scott had most of the week off. We had signed up to attend the school's dinner again, then we were invited over to a friend's house. We went to both! Why not? We ate at the school with a bunch of other students (way better turnout than last year) and I got to meet DMU's new president.
After spending a little time at the school we headed to our friend's house. There were a bunch of couples there, all but one of the couples is here for med school. The other lone couple is here for law school. We still liked having them around. :) Everyone brought different dishes and dinner was delicious. After eating we played some fun games. It's always nice to spend some time with other students who are a year or two ahead of Scott in the program. We have gotten some great advice and insight - things we hope to pass to other students when we have the chance.
After heading home we started (and have yet to finish) a Star Wars movie marathon. We also got to chat with Scott's family and video chat with my family. All in all, we were much happier this year than last year. I think we have just learned how to deal. :)
|Scott making a heart over his happy belly.|