This was our first Thanksgiving without any extended family around.
I have to admit, it was kind of lonely.
The day started out poorly when I broke the popcorn popper and discovered that the movers wouldn't move vinegar across the country, so we had none (I needed it for my pie crust recipe).
But thankfully (see what I did there?), I think we can still make popcorn, it was just a handle that broke. And it turns out that Meijer is open on Thanksgiving day, and even had a sale where I scored a new winter coat for Ella for $10 - shhhh, don't tell her, it's a Christmas present!
And even though we missed all the grandmas and grandpas and aunts and uncles and cousins, we still had our little family. We still watched the parade, ate plenty of turkey and pie, overdosed on tryoptophan, and were thankful for the abundance we've been given. That's what this fabulous holiday is all about, right?
In case you were wondering, we were invited to have dinner with some friends (with 2 little red headed boys, aaaahhhh, I want a read head!), so we weren't entirely alone. Thank goodness for the church, where we can meet so many new people so quickly!