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Thanksgiving Traditions

28 Nov

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because not only do I get to hang out with my family and cousins, I also get to see all of my extended family (think over 100 cousins, second cousins + their kids, aunts, uncles and great aunts).

Every year my whole extended family on my Dad’s side gets together for a huge thanksgiving feast at my great aunts farm. This year we had 87 people there- and that was small!

I love thanksgiving food as much as anyone else but I really love the desserts.

These turkey cake pops were amazing. I contributed Julie’s pumpkin spice cookies as well and they were a huge hit.

The rest of the weekend consisted of hanging out with the family, eating, buying almost ALL my Christmas presents (pretty excited about that one) and attending my 5 year high school reunion.

Now it is back to the grind for a few more weeks until Christmas. I am going to FL for a week over Christmas break and couldn’t be more excited- hurry up time!!

How was your Thanksgiving weekend?


22 Nov

In the spirit of Thanksgiving I thought I would share what I am feeling thankful for this week.

I am thankful for..short work weeks. Most the time I really do enjoy going to work and I love what I do, but it is really nice to have a 3 day work week!

I am thankful for.. my puppy.

My mom took Charlie home this week so I am spending 4 whole days without him and its so weird! And while my whole schedule/priorities have changed since I got the little nugget I really do love having him.

I am thankful for..my family.

See above- now that is some motherly love. I have an amazing family and I cannot wait to go home and hang out with them for the holiday/weekend.

I am thankful for.. my boyfriend.

Even though he is not spending the holiday with us, Sean is still pretty great. I am really excited to go to FL with his family the week after Christmas

I am thankful for.. Starbucks lattes.

Gingerbread Latte, Peppermint mochas, Pumpkin Spice..they make my day instantly better.

I am thankful for..running.

I am really glad that I enjoy running so much right now. I find it empowering that I can run far and at a decent pace (for me). It helps me stay in shape and is a fast, effective workout.

I am thankful for.. Chicago.

I love everything about living in this city. And that is a big thing to say considering its about to be freezing here for the next 4 months.

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving week?