Our First Married Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving was so special this year! It marked our first married holiday and was filled with so many good things. On Wednesday night, we went over my parents’ home for our annual viewing of Planes, Trains, and Automobiles. My mom had us each pick a favorite snack and she stocked up on each one. My selection was jalapeño poppers, which I’ve been such a fan of since I first had them at a local restaurant earlier this fall.

Before the movie began, my brother’s girlfriend and I created a Thanksgiving food bracket, March Madness style. The winner was Grammy’s meat stuffing, with mashed potatoes in a close second.

I started Thursday morning cozied up on the couch with a warm mug of coffee and a devotional, and then ran my first 5K. It was the best! I felt so accomplished all day, which made for even more enjoyment of extra pieces of pie.

After the 5k, I took a warm bath to thaw from the race and then we headed to Grammy and Tappy’s for the feast. Grammy cooks almost everything herself and it is unmatched by any other meal! I piled my plate high with all my favorites and enjoyed the company of loved ones.

After the meal, we played a game my mom created and enjoyed some dessert before leaving for Dillon’s parents’ home. We enjoyed a beautiful sunset on the drive over, which was icing on the cake of the day! I accidentally left my phone in the car for much of our time there, but did snap a few pictures as we watched football and sipped cider.

We ate the best pies I’ve ever had (my favorites were chocolate and apple) and enjoyed everyone’s company. It is such a treat to have everyone in one place!

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