Hey friends!! How are you this morning? It is always hard to get back into the swing of things after a nice holiday break, but it sure feels good to be back in a routine. We celebrated Thanksgiving this year in Indianapolis with my in-laws. We switch each Thanksgiving and Christmas between my parents and my in-laws and it seems to work pretty well for us. We are on the same schedule with my sister and her boyfriend/his parents so my parents either get all of us or none of us. 😉 This Christmas we will be in Nashville, which will also be the first time we haven’t had to travel for the holidays since living at home in high school. 🙂 I am pretty excited to get to enjoy our decorations this year and spend a little more time enjoying the holidays rather than traveling.
Last Wednesday we left for Indianapolis. It is about a 4 and a half hour drive so it wasn’t bad at all. We arrived to see our “agenda” on the nightstand. My mother-in-law is the cutest.
We had some soup for dinner at home and called it an early night. Somehow both dogs and my husband ended up in my bed (my TWIN bed) for a movie to end the night. I kinda love the snuggles though. 😉
Thanksgiving morning we woke up bright and early to head to the annual Drumstick Dash. The proceeds from the race go fight homelessness in Indy. My brother-in-law and I ran while my husband, other brother-in-law, and mother-in-law walked.
Thanksgiving day was spent just hanging around the house, watching movies and playing cards until it was time to start cooking.
We only eat in the dining room on special occasions so that makes it kinda fun!
This year we opted for a less traditional meal of surf and turf and lots of sides! We made steak, lobster, scallops, a delicious salad (romaine, goat cheese, craisins, apples), green beans, roasted carrots, a mashed potato casserole and a sweet potato casserole! We all agreed it was one of the best meals we have ever had!!
Riley is sporting a new look these days and he wanted to show ya’ll… 🙂
Friday evening we headed downtown to the Pacers game! It was a really close game and they ended up winning it right at the end!
I am SO thankful for this guy. He is my rock.
As you can see I didn’t take as many pictures as usual. I am really trying to focus on being more present and living in the moment. We had such a fun time in Indy with family and I am already missing my mother-in-law’s amazing cooking. 🙂 We headed back to Nashville on Saturday afternoon to avoid the Sunday traffic and to have some time at home before heading back to work. We cleaned the whole house, unpacked, did a few loads of laundry, did grocery shopping and meal prepping, completed some Christmas shopping and put up more decorations. It is such a wonderful feeling going into a new week feeling refreshed and prepared! I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving with your loved ones!!
- What was the highlight of your Thanksgiving?
- What is your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?
- Do you travel each year for the holidays?