On Thursday, Ryan and I went home and celebrated 3 family Thanksgivings in one day. It was a long, busy day but it was wonderful to see our families! We had a lot of delicious food and played some fun games, including Bunco (a Schlautman holiday tradition) and Spoons (which gets pretty violent on the Svehla side).
Thursday night into Friday morning, Ryan and I joined the crazies and did some Black Friday shopping! We had good luck, and got the 2 top things on our list, which were our first Christmas tree together and a Dyson vacuum!
Friday, I got to see my friend Jenny, who currently lives in Kentucky. We got to catch up and even play some basketball and visit with our old high school basketball coach. After running up and down the court a few times, I found out that I am no longer in basketball shape and my shooting percentage is not as high as it used to be, but it was still a good time.
Friday night, we had another family Thanksgiving, but this one was themed, Cowboys vs Indians. It was pretty entertaining to see all of the costumes!
Ryan wouldn't let me put up the picture of him and I because he was dressed as a cowgirl (I thought his costume looked great, but evidently he didn't want to share it with the blogging world)
Saturday we got in a little relaxation time and then celebrated at Ryan's niece's 4th birthday party.
After the birthday party, we came home and played an intense game of Monopoly with my brother, who eventually caused both Ryan and I to go bankrupt, leaving him the winner!
Sunday and Monday were the toughest parts of the weekend, as we had the rosary, wake service and funeral for my Grandpa Schlautman. On Thanksgiving morning, we found out that my grandpa had passed away. He was 92 and in the nursing home, but had recently been getting weaker. Even though he got to join my grandma in Heaven, it was a really sad and difficult time for my family and I. Growing up close to my grandparents, we got the privilege to spend alot of time with them! We visited them often, playing cards and games, going to their house after school, and they were always at all of our school and sports activities. My grandpa was a wonderful man with a such a great work ethic and a strong faith, which he instilled in all of his 8 children, 24 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. I hope I can be like him someday! It was really tough to let him go and we're all going to miss him very much.