5 Reasons I Love Thanksgiving

In the words of my favorite New Girl, Jess- “So what are you all gobblin’ about? Turkeys?”

The time has come.

It’s Turkey Time.

Here are 5 reasons I love Thanksgiving:

5) Eating Mashed Potatoes. (And eating in general.)

Don’t get me wrong. I love the turkey part of thanksgiving, but the side I look forward to most is the mashed potatoes. Regular or Sweet, they are so delicious. Especially since I don’t make them for myself often (even though I just did like 2 nights ago… but that’s beside the point!). Point is- before this year, I didn’t cook dinner very often and having a delicious home cooked meal in front of you to devour definitely has it’s perks. Lots of them.

4) Baking Pies

I started this tradition last year and I’m planning to continue this one! I kind of became obsessed with baking pies last year. So much so that when a dear family member of mine dropped my pumpkin pie while taking it out of the oven last year, I scrounged up some kitchen ingredients to conjure up a new one (without having to go back to the store, I might add). Who knows, maybe this year someone will get a pie in the face. It’s always an adventure.

3) Shopping! (But not on Black Friday…)

You know me- I LOVE shopping. As the weather gets colder, the want for a warm sweater and scarves is always on the back of my mind. Hitting up some of my favorite shops that aren’t in Nashville while I’m home is always fun- H&M, Tradewinds, Aldo, etc. Heading out before Thanksgiving or the Saturday after Black Friday has always been my plan. I have never shopped in stores on Black Friday- it kind of scares me! It’s hard for me to even go to the grocery store on a normal weekend with the crowds. You can’t avoid getting in someone’s way and let’s face it- other people are always in your way, too.

2) Reflecting on the year and things I’m thankful for.

This year has seriously been a whirlwind! I’m so very thankful for pulling off an incredible wedding and getting married to my best friend! For the roof above our heads, for the food on the table, and the friends and family around us… God’s really blessed us with so much!

1) Being with FAMILY!

As some of you may know, our families live far away from us. Spending time with them during the holidays means so much! Plus, they both live in colder climates- so it really does feel like fall when we come out to visit. Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be the same without them!


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