There was lots of turkey this weekend. We ate turkey dinner three times: Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday. As if that wasn't enough, we stopped by Whole Foods for lunch on Friday and Tim got turkey and gravy from their hot bar. Turkey four days in a row for him. He loves Thanksgiving.
We did sneak in some non-turkey-eating activities. There was a family dinner outside of Columbus, a quick unpacking of our Christmas decorations, and an impromptu visit to the Englewood dam for family pictures.
While waiting for the sunset to hit the perfect moment for a few last pictures, we did a little goofing around, balancing on fallen branches, and chatting about what our dogs secretly think about us. (We have very deep conversations in times like these.) I caught a moment of Tim and Melissa on the bench, side by side, and thought about how I hit the jackpot marrying into this family.
After I snapped a few pictures of Melissa in front of the setting sun, we headed to the car. The sky was beautiful, full of blues and pinks, but it didn't seem like the sunset was going to offer the golden reds and royal puples I was hoping for. As we were driving away from the park, we could see out the windows that we left a few minutes too early.
Tim knew I had been waiting for that shot and asked, "Do you want me to pull over?" It was thoughtful of him, but I said we could just keep on heading home.
If I'm lucky, I will get to see thousands of more sunsets with this family. For that, I am very thankful.
(Just thoughts today, but more food posts later this week.)