We took advantage of the season passes we got this summer and left before dawn to drive down to Universal Studios. We saw the animal show, took the tour, enjoyed some rides, and spent lots of time in Hogsmeade. We shared a cup of butter beer, and the boys had lots of fun “doing magic” as we walked up and down the street. We did everything we’d hoped to and then drove back home. It was a long day, but it was totally worth it.
There were 30 family members gathered for Thanksgiving at my mom’s house this year, and it was quite a fun party.
The next day, we decorated for the holidays. I love this season and try to maximize it every year! My family members are such good sports about it and got right into helping.