Since it’s almost Christmas, it felt timely to look back on Thanksgiving. This year we got to celebrate Thanksgiving with both of our families, which makes it one of my favorite Thanksgivings yet. To celebrate, I am counting my top 5 moments from this year’s celebration.
1. Old family photos.
Heather’s sister and my soon-to-be sister-in-law (woop, woop!) came up from Florida the weekend before to celebrate with Heather and their dad. We all went out to eat together and Heidi brought along a box of old photos she had found. It was a total blast seeing both of them as little kiddos!
2. Sierra Nevada
While Heidi was here we checked out the Sierra Nevada Brewery for the first time. And, holy crap is it beautiful! We ate some reallllly decadent food (duck confit fries) inside and then moved outside by the fire for beers. It was super cozy, I highly recommend it!
3. Flying with Mozey.
The scene of us with our carry-on bags, dog carrier, two backpacks and leashed dog was a sight to behold. I was super nervous about going through security with her and about how she would do on the plane – but it went off without a hitch. Unexpectedly, it was also really fun to have her with us in the airport!
3.5 One of my best friends and I got to say a quick hello in the Charlotte airport!
Due to a never-ending group chat with my besties from college and to some serious stalking while Meredith was in the air, my friends and I discovered that we would overlap. We sleuthed out her arrival gate and I got to be there for a quick hug before boarding my flight to PA. It was total serendipity, and she and Heather got to meet for the first time too! This is the beauty of technology, I tell ya.
Always and forever, Louisa will be a top moment. Having a baby around just always makes the occasion sweeter. She is a total wild child, and I cannot wait to have real conversations together and give her life advice. Is that arrogant? But really, what are aunties for?
5. My hometown!
Growing up, I took for granted how beautiful my hometown is. Now that I am older, I notice so much that I never did before. I love walking downtown with Heather, showing her my old spots. And hanging at the quintessential townie bar, of course!