Monday, November 26, 2012

rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances

thanksgiving was the very first time this girl stayed put. right here in Atlanta. i always, always go home. because thanksgiving is not really just a holiday at our house, we have like a billion  traditions that go along with it. and i reeeeally like my traditions so i was hesitant at first to miss it, but it just sort of seemed to make the most sense since colinboy had a show with band and bri is oh somewhere in Brazil now on semester at sea  so they too would be mia. 

but i was lucky to spend it with a stone and his cute family. and oh. the food. it was the best. i mean, really the best. im in this new phase of my life where i just try new food. sounds so ridiculous to say, but it's been  something i sort of avoided for uhh forever. and then one day i said okay fine stone. fine, i will try onions. and um i loved them. and then soon followed avocado and chilli and the list goes on and on! so now all these different casseroles at this particular atlanta thanksgiving that were so new to me, well it had me back in the kitchen twice. with two big plates filled. i'd like to relive that moment please.

so it was a good one. and then we got to cozy up and watch a little football,
fat and happy, and thankful. really thankful. the day before thanksgiving there was one certain 
experience that lead me to be over the top thankful for my family.
in a way i've never felt before. and the timing couldn't have been more perfect


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Chelsea said...

It was my first Thanksgiving not with my immediate family as well! Definitely a different experience but I'm so happy to have had people to be with and delicious food to eat! Your sister seems to be having an amazing time!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Aw, yay! Glad you were able to have a good thanksgiving even though you didn't go home!