We went to Contoocook, NH again this year to celebrate with my Aunt, Uncle and Cousins. Again, it was awesome! So relaxing – full of family and great food! We were there a few weeks prior because of the power outage so she just jumped right in and made herself at home. I was relieved that she was slightly less interested in the stairs then the previous trip, although many times someone had to sit on the stairs to keep her from going up them. Luckily there is a door at the top, so we didn’t have to worry about her going down them! We had a much smaller group than normal (only 15 or so people to eat the 35lb turkey this year!). We missed Great Cousin Amy so much, as well Gretchen and Graham and the Nilon family (who all moved back south this year). We were also missing two couples that are friends of the family who come every year. I had been promising Izzie she’d be playing with a 5-month old golden retriever, but they had to cancel at the last minute. M loved my cousin Dan’s daughter Evelyn and followed her around like a puppy dog. Although she wasn’t sure what to think when Evelyn crawled in to my lap. M whined a bit and then came over and sat in my lap too. So cute! Much to be thankful for, this year, and always.