Thanksgiving this year was obviously a tad different than usual years, as Aaron and I were finally married! Gone are the days where we text each other on the morning of the holiday, and I could not be happier! Our Thanksgiving was pretty darn awesome, but let’s back up to the beginning of the day.
One of my favorite ways to start Thanksgiving is with a run on the treadmill, or on the elliptical, while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade. I have done this the past numerous years, and I love the feeling of a workout completed. This year, though, I headed to my parent’s for their treadmill before the parade, and pretty much completed a 5 mile run while the parade started. Not to worry, though.
I came home, showered, climbed back in my PJ’s, and made some breakfast with Aaron. Some salsa eggs, turkey bacon, and cinnamon rolls for the win! We spent the morning lounging around with the ads in hand, and Benson.
We even tried to give him his own Thanksgiving breakfast He is always trying to get our eggs when we eat them, so I decided he could have his own feast. Unfortunately, he didn’t like eggs on his own plate. He would only eat them if they were on our plate, ha. Too bad I don’t like that, so he basically ate none
After starting out Thanksgiving out with a great morning, we headed to Aaron’s parent’s house for Thanksgiving #1. We had a great time hanging out with the family, and meeting some new people. Aric (Aaron’s brother) brought back 3 college friends who are from: France, Germany, and the Republic of Georgia. Since they don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, nor could they go home for 3 days, they were all alone! We were very excited to meet them, as they were very nice, and very fun!
My mother-in-law went above and beyond for dinner! She made crazy amounts of food! It started with a 28 lb turkey! Did you even know you could get one that big? It was basically as big as her, ha! We also had Sweet Potatoes, Creamed Corn, Veggie mix (made with some nacho cheese- my fav!), rolls, stuffing, turkey, mashed potatoes, and gravy. I think that’s all? Anyway, there were ridiculous amounts of leftovers! Everyone fully enjoyed themselves, while I enjoyed some veggies and half of a roll. (Remember, I don’t like Thanksgiving food).
Shortly after finishing dinner, Aaron and I made our way to my Aunt’s house (my mom’s sister) for Thanksgiving #2! They actually had just sat down for dinner when we arrived, so it was perfect timing! My uncle did the cooking here, and I heard it was all amazing! I had some rolls here, ha. Of course there was also dessert, including Pumpkin Pie and Chocolate Pie, but I don’t even like those!
By 7:00pm, we were lounging around, reading the ads, and having a blast with each other.
Around 9:30, my mom and I left for some Black Friday shopping! We actually ended up ordering some things online on Wednesday since we weren’t going to be there when stores opened. This was my least favorite Black Friday because the fun was taken away. We made it to Kohl’s, stocked up on some gifts, and went to Penny’s where we walked out empty handed. Around the time we started getting in line at Kohl’s, I actually became pretty sick. I guess the lack of food from all day caught up, and even a Clif bar couldn’t fix it. When I got home at 1:00am, Aaron had a pizza waiting for me! Best husband, ever. Honestly, it was what I needed because I was so hungry!
Thanksgiving was truly a fantastic day. From the moment I woke up to the moment I went to sleep, all I could think of was how blessed I am to have all these amazing, wonderful family members in my life! I hope yours was just as great!