A Thanksgiving Post

5 things I’m thankful for:
1. My family, which includes TJ, my parents, my in-laws, and TJ’s grandparents. They’re all awesome, and I’m glad they’re all part of my life.
2. The fact that I get to go home for lunch every day. It’s a simple little part of my day that I really enjoy.
3. Cold weather, because it feels awesome, and it allows my hair to be significantly less frizzy.
4. Our 3 cats, because they’re almost always hilarious.
5. The Steelers’ two game winning streak. Call me crazy, but it’s giving me a little hope for the rest of the season.

4 Thanksgiving foods I’m looking forward to:
1. Turkey, of course. Give me the dark meat, please.
2. My mom’s pumpkin crunch dessert that is just so good.
3. This stuffing – it’s safe to say I’m obsessed.
4. TJ’s mom’s homemade peppermint patties (seriously amazing).

3 Thanksgiving traditions that I love:
1. Watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade with my dad. We do it every year, while poor mom is slaving away in the kitchen. But we help her afterward?
2. Watching football all day long. On a Thursday!
3. Staying up all night to go black Friday shopping at midnight. Watch out Kohl’s and Target, we’re coming for you.

2 things that will make this Thanksgiving a unique one:
1. The Steelers play this year. If they end up losing, I’d like to just apologize in advance to my family – I’ll try not to let it ruin my mood.
2. We’ve all been going to my aunt and uncle’s house for the past few years, but this year we’ll be eating at my parents’ house.

1 memory from last Thanksgiving:
1. Last year was our first Thanksgiving as a married couple, so it was extra special. Also, I stayed up all night to go Black Friday shopping, and I didn’t even end up buying anything.

7 Comments
  • Kara
    November 20, 2013

    I love staying up for Black Friday shopping…but half of the time I am so overwhelmed with the craziness and the people, I just people watch instead of shop. Glad I am not the only one!

  • Pleas(e) and Carrots
    November 20, 2013

    OMG homemade peppermint patties sound amazing!!

  • Katie
    November 20, 2013

    Pumpkin crunch dessert?? Sounds delish!

  • Life with Amberly
    November 20, 2013

    I have never watched the Thanksgiving Day parade, is that sad?! And I’m glad you don’t go shopping until midnight 😉 I’m a Black Friday shopping grump 😛

  • Nadine Lynn
    November 20, 2013

    Another Black Friday shopper I love it! Everyone is all complaining about Black Friday shopping on their blogs and how it is wrong and I am like hey…I like a good deal and it is super fun to go! Plus I got with my mom, so I am not taking away from seeing family. Haters gonna hate! And yes Steelers! The best Thanksgiving ever if they win!

  • Ashten @ alwaysashten
    November 21, 2013

    What a great list of things to be thankful for! I think it’s so important to remember what we need be thankful for, rather than focus on the stress of the holiday.

    I hope you enjoy a wonderful holiday!

  • Fran
    November 22, 2013

    What a great list – I love this format, I might have to use it myself.

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