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Thanksgiving Firsts…

November 22, 2010

Albie and I have planned our menu and bought all the needed food.

We will be making a smoked turkey breast stuffed with stuffing and wrapped in bacon, some  herbie bread, a green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and sweet potato pie.

While it may sound like enough food to feed an entire family, this year Albie and I are doing this holiday on our own. Despite only being two hours from both of our families we have decided to stay home and cook for ourselves.

At first glance this sounds selfish, but it’s not about the drive/ battling traffic or not wanting to hassle with FOUR thanksgiving dinners on Thursday… ok I lied, that’s part of it. But this is the first year since I have had my job that our final game of the season is away. This is the first year that I wont have to go into the office ON Thanksgiving day. This is also the first year since 1979 that our team has the possible opportunity to go to the ACC Championship game.

I still have to pop into work for a bit on Friday, and with this weekend’s game determining the fate of our program this year, we are excited to go watch them play. But It will be weird to eat by our selves.

We’ll have to make a mental note to eat at the actual table, turn off the TV while we’re eating and discourage Finley from begging. I would love it if we took advantage of this holiday to our selves and maybe watched the parade, bought a Christmas Tree,  and maybe even sleep in.

Anyone else having a quiet Thanksgiving? How do you make more special then just eating dinner?

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 22, 2010 12:47 pm

    I love the picture for your Thanksgiving post!! I love Disney so much! :) Even though my entire family will be together for Thanksgiving, we do have several traditions that I love! We spend so much time on the day playing games, doing puzzles, etc. as we spend time together. Maybe you could do something similar–even though there’s football on the tv! :)

  2. November 26, 2010 1:32 pm

    I had a quiet Thanksgiving with you staying in Raleigh! Missed you and your little family a bunch!!

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