Happy Thanksgiving

Yesterday was Thanksgiving. My roommates and I went to my parents’ house to celebrate with the traditional Thanksgiving meal. My sister was there, as well as my Aunt Terri, Uncle Rich, and cousins Kate and Jake. It was so fun and the meal was delicious. There was so much good food and laughter. My contribution to the food was macaroni and cheese (I’m told it’s a southern thing to have mac ‘n cheese at Thanksgiving…who knew?) and a chocolate chip pie (or as Keri calls it, a chocolate chip cookie dough pie). I was a little nervous about the mac ‘n cheese because I’ve made it one other time, and I really didn’t like the outcome. This recipe was way simpler and in my opinion very good. You can find it here.

Roommate picture before the meal.
Roommate picture before the meal.
That table decorated by my mom.
The table decorated by my mom.
Pre-meal group selfie with my sis and roommates.
Pre-meal group selfie with my sis and roommates.

After the meal, we lounged, which was delightful. The men watched football and the women made gingerbread houses. Unfortunately, I must have made my roof too heavy and my house imploded, but the others turned out great.

After my gingerbread house imploded, I participated in the festivities from the couch in the living room.
After my gingerbread house imploded, I participated in the festivities from the couch in the living room.
The completed houses of Melissa, Keri, and Jen.
The completed houses of Melissa, Keri, and Jen.

After the guests left, my parents, Melissa and I, decided to watch the movie “The Giver.” If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. It’s definitely a movie that will make you think about the grander purpose in life and was a perfect Thanksgiving movie.

All-in-all it was a great day. My brothers were not there, but thankfully we’ll all be together in less than a month to celebrate Christmas. Speaking of brothers… My brother Trevor is in an a cappella group at BYU called Beyond Measure. Yesterday his group released a new music video. At some point during the music video, they all hold up a sign of what they are thankful for. My brother is at the very, very end. So when they stop singing, keep watching!

I posted again on The Faith Friends. This time my post was on thoughts I’ve been having related to true gratitude. You can read it here.

Now if you’ll excuse me, I am going to go eat some pie for breakfast 🙂

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