Hello strangers! I’ve missed you all so much! Life’s thrown me a lot of curveballs the past 2 weeks (a LOT), but in the best way possible. I’m going to blog about the major life updates soon, but to get back into the swing of things I wanted to recap the holiday events from last weekend. I know it’s a week late (and everyone has moved onto the next holiday…including me!), but I really wanted to document these life events- especially for myself. One of my favorite parts about blogging is that it’s kind of like a modern-day scrap book. So thanks for bearing with me
Like I’ve mentioned a million times on the blog, the hub and I live about 10 hours away from our families. Since we have to pick and choose which holidays we can make the trip home for, we decided that Thanksgiving is one that we can stay put here in Ohio.
Luckily, we have a some friends (also Michael’s coworkers) who are in the same boat. We have all decided to make the best of the situation and celebrate the holiday together. And let’s be honest- it’s a total blast!
This year was our official “2nd annual Friendsgiving”. Last year we hosted it and this year our friends had us over. We’ve made it a tradition to serve both ham and turkey at our friendsgiving, in addition to plenty of sides, homemade ice cream and lotsssss of drinks.
Aka- about 50 pounds of food for 8 people. I know. Right? RIGHT!? We all have so many leftovers afterwards that we decided we needed to have a post friendsgiving party/potluck to try and eat up the rest of the ham.
The food was so good I almost want to make everything over again. Especially those sweet potatoes that I made with pomegranates- in fact I’m even thinking about making it for a christmas dinner soon. Soooo good!
We brought Herky with us over to the festivities and he had a play date with our friend’s dogs. Since none of us have kids yet, we are definitely in that stage of treating out doggies like children….not that I think that will ever go away. But we are definitely on the extreme. You should have heard us talking about our dogs (which was probably about 75% of our conversations) you should think that we would have give birth to them. It’s hilarious and I love having fellow doggie parents as friends.
2 nights after
a late night party with lots of food/drinks friendsgiving, we made our way over to our other friend’s home for hamapalooza.
Basically a beautiful night of ham, carbs and cheese. Ain’t nothing wrong with that right? Good thing I only do this once a year. After indulgent meals like this I like to go right back to my healthy eating habits beginning the next meal. But I make sure to enjoy every bite of these cheesey, hamy goodness.
Another successful year in the books. So much to be thankful for and am feeling particularly blessed with my life right now. Thank you all for continuing to follow my blog and for all of your support. Much love to every single of you and your families. Life is good!
Favorite thanksgiving tradition?
Friendsgiving? Yay or nay?