I have been sick for a week just lying in the bed and decided to blog. I needed to do some serious catching up. So after 4 long posts and 7 hours later I may never blog again. Who ever thought a blogathon was a good idea anyway? Well it's not so I advise you to not do it...ever.OK OK sure I'll blog again but not because I actually enjoy it. This is strictly so I cant print this out and look back all the amazing things that have happen in my life. Anyways the Holidays are my absolute favorite time of the year. I have a permanent smile on my face and heart. Here is why they are so great. THANKSGIVING- We ate ate the downtown Hyatt and had the best meal! What made it better was no cooking or cleaning. We then headed to the cabin to do our annual Christmas tree hunting, (because we only hunt trees in this family) When we arrived in Colorado my dad presented the finished barn to everyone, it was amazing and we had a feast there with the Amish. They don't do photographs that is why there are no pictures of them. Nathan said it was a real Thanksgiving feast like the pioneers and Indians and we were definitely the Indians. The Amish made 200 of the best doughnuts ever and Mike ate 10 and Nathan 6 and I am sure Chad had just as much or more. Basically they were so addicting you couldn't stop eating them. And me I just had one little nibble, how sad. Other things that made me happy during this time were Mikes moon boots that the whole family looks forward to every year. The kids beautiful faces. Our cook out around the fire, finding the perfect tree, pushing the cars because they always get stuck, I was their #1 cheerleader cheering them on.Building the ultimate barricade for the ultimate snow fight and going back to the cabin and being together, drinking hot chocolate and playing games. Thanksgiving doesn't get any better than that.