2. It just so happened that the Barrett all-time favorite musical was in Kansas City. Wicked was so great and we loved this opportunity. You can see the excitement oozing from our faces right after the curtain call.
3. Britain, Braden, and Kylee. Enough said.
4. Another first this Thanksgiving was eating out. No, we did not cook our own bird nor mash our own potatoes. After playing some intense family basketball and volleyball at a church, we immediately drove to the nearest Goldern Corral. I'll be the first to admit my hesitation to eat at a restaurant, let alone a buffet-style Golden Corral. Visions of tackiness swirled in my mind, thinking that our family would star in a "Thanksgiving Vacation" movie where everything goes wrong and everyone is miserable. It actually was perfect. The food was very delicious - especially the sweet potatoes! Perfectly mashed, delectable temperature, and topped with just the right amount of marshmallows. I'm fully converted to Golden Corral...and sweet potatoes. The best part was leaving without having to do any dishes.
I could go on and on about this Thanksgiving and this road trip, but I would neve rbe satisfied and there would always be something else to write about. The biggest thing I realized this past weekend was how much I love my family. Parents, siblings, niece, nephews, and in-laws alike are very dear to me. I love them very much, and having said that, I must say one last thing:
WHO RULES CATAN, BRANDON?