For the first time in a long time, I made it back home to Virginia for Thanksgiving. I happened to find a cheap flight a couple weeks ago, so booked it, and told everyone except my Mom that I'd be coming back. Dad volunteered to pick me up, but the excuse he gave for leaving was to go get a ham, so his being gone so long didn't go over so well with Mom because she was worried something had happened. Still, she was surprised. It was nice to get to be back at the same time that my brother, both sisters and their families all converge at home. Here are some scenes from the day (Dad has a few posted on his blog as well).