We’ve been spending time with friends and family and prepping for holiday festivities, so this post got away from us. So, a belated Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!We have a lot to be thankful for. Friends. Family. Fur kids.
We got together with some friends who adopted this year for a game night the week of Thanksgiving. It’s nice to have friends who enjoy games as much as us, and we’ll have to do it again soon. We taught them how to play Blockus, and Chris wasn’t giving them any slack for being new to the game. Isn’t that right, Melissa and Jason? Next time, we’ll have to be the ones to learn a new game. 🙂
Chris’s parents, Mike and Roberta, invited us down to a road track in southern VA to watch and ride in some of the race cars. Mike joined a racing club, and it’s one of his favorite hobbies. We watched and chatted for most of the day. At the end of the day, two drivers were gracious enough to allow us to do a ride along. Thanks, Rick and Mike R. for the rides! Chris absolutely loved the experience and can’t wait to do it again. Jessica enjoyed it, but isn’t biting at the bit to do it again. She’ll definitely need a Dramamine before buckling in again.
We spent Thanksgiving with Chris’s extended family. All 22 of us. There was all the normal fixings which were all delicious. Jessica thought she might make sugar cookies since they were a hit last year, but decided to make something without eggs. One of Chris’s cousins is allergic to eggs and was bummed he couldn’t enjoy the cookies last year. So, we tried to make chocolate chip cookie dough truffles which tasted amazing but looked awful. Then, we made chocolate chip cookie dough dip. (See a theme?) The dip was ok, but Jessica has a few ideas to make the truffles work next time. Baking is always an adventure. She plans to make sugar cookies and Rudolph noses for Christmas as they’ve been requested (mostly by Chris).
The day after Thanksgiving, we spent time with Jessica’s parents, David and Deana. They did a majority of the cooking and made some of our favorite family recipes, including cougan. Yum! Jessica enjoyed her eats (haha!). And the dogs begged for some treats, of course. We also played Blockus per Jessica’s Mama’s request. We had to narrow down Chris’s goofy pictures to one. Wrapping paper tubes are very fun if you didn’t know.
Life, so far, has made us appreciate what we have. And while there may be bumps in the road, we are truly thankful for what we have. We are enjoying life, and starting a family is just the cherry on top! 🙂
We hope y’all had a great Thanksgiving! We can’t wait to share the rest of our holidays with you.