My Thanksgiving was incredibly different this year.
In the past, my Aunt and or my Mamaw would host Thanksgiving at one of their houses, but some years are crazier than others, and some years my family is tired so we end up taking the easy route and road trip it over to the next city and eat at a buffet.
Andrew and I arrived at my Mom's thinking that we would have a whole slew of family members (all my Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins) waiting to load up and head to a nearby restaurant that we sometimes go to on Thanksgiving Day. This was a buffet year, however, and as we headed over to my Mamaw and Papaw's house...my Mom informed me that it was just us. Just me, her, Drew, my Mamaw and my Papaw. I was shocked, and a little sad that everyone had their own thing going on this year.
My grandparents are 82 and 80 years old. I'm very close to them, and I adore them more than I can even put into words. AND even though I was super sad the whole family didn't spend Thanksgiving together this year...it turned out being one of my most favorite Thanksgivings in the entire world. I got more one on one time with my Mamaw and Papaw and my Papaw and I took a lot of iPhone photos (he's such a hoot) and all in all, it was just a lot of fun!
When we got back to the house, we had no clean up so what was there to do?
Well, a photo shoot of course! These pictures make my heart warm and so incredibly happy. I will share those really soon...because I have something else I want to share with you today.
On a whim, I took my Mamaw and Papaw outside and decided to try out the video on my camera. I figured I'd try to do a little interview with my grandparents...and I have to say, I haven't cried or laughed this hard in a long time. My Mamaw is the more serious one of the two, and my Papaw? Well, he's never serious. He's got quite the sense of humor. :)
Also, the rose in the video is something kind of special. I told Papaw that I needed him to just stand there for a minute and he goes, "Oooooh I wanna stand over here by the rose..." So he did. My Papaw planted this little rose bush outside of their bedroom window just for Mamaw...As you will see why in the video. :)
This video means more to me than anything I've ever owned. I will cherish this forever, as I know my family will too.
Disclaimer: I am no master video editor. I messed up a lot, but I got tired of trying to fix it and the video program being a booger so I gave up. Hopefully you still like it! :) Don't judge...Enjoy :)
Mamaw and Papaw from Shalyn Nelson on Vimeo.
I hope and pray Drew and I will be just like my grandparents one day. Old, in love, and laughing. My life would be complete.