We just got back from our Thanksgiving Extravaganza and it was fantastic. We baked, ate, laughed, played and watched sports. I’d love to share a few photos and a list of the highlights in (chronological order). I thus revert to good a good old fashion outline format…
1. Getting another anonymous Trader Joe’s card in the mail. Thank you so much!
2. Elise, Adam and Paul came up from NC on Tuesday!
o My first time hosting all three of them together!
3. Baking with Elise in my tiny kitchen!
o Towers of butter (which got squished when things fell out of my packed little cupboard)
o Flour everywhere
o A few wrong ingredients here and there
o Realizing that we have three bottles of Curry, and we don’t need any at all!
4. Watching Duke on Tuesday night with my siblings!
5. A day at our Uncles’ farm
o Shooting (and me almost shooting someone accidently because I was so excited when I hit the target)
o Fishing in the pond where I fished as a kid (I caught 7 fish and Robert added one for a total of 8 for the Agabas)
o Amazing Beef Stew
o Adam and Robert going for a jog in traffic orange vests to avoid being shot at by hunters
(That is a BIG fish)
6. Going to Grandmom’s for Thanksgiving Day
o 18 family members
o Watching football
o LOTS of eating
o Watching Elf
o Lots of good laughs
o Stories about big fish (which the men in my family never have to exaggerate about!)
(The Master Turkey Man)
(With our cousin)
(Adam and me taking a sneaky picture 'cause we were talking about the upcoming proposal)
7. Visiting Family in North Carolina
o Seeing the White’s on the way down
o Yummy brunch with family and friends
o Christmas Tree Hunting
o ADAM PROPOSING TO MY SISTER (The announcement)
§ Me secretly following them and taking pictures from behind a Christmas tree, sap in hair and branches in face!
§ Getting to welcome Adam into our family. Its about time!
o Eating ice cream in Blowing Rock when it was below freezing
o Chili Feed and Duke game
o Christmas Caroling
§ Paul singing the wrong words to the songs right in my ear and making me laugh so hard that I can’t sing. Example “And folk dressed up like mistletoe”. Love that kid
8. Buying 6 copies of Richmond Bride because there is a spread about our wedding in it! So cool!
I could not have asked for a better Thanksgiving.