I am quickly discovering that one of my favorite things about blogging is doing link ups. I love finding new blogs to read and making new blog friends. Today I'm linking up for the first time with Neely for the Sunday Social link up. To join in, visit her blog!
This Sunday's questions are: what is your favorite Thanksgiving Memory, Thanksgiving food, and family tradition?
1) My favorite Thanksgiving memory would have to be from this past Thanksgiving. It was my Mr. and my first Thanksgiving together and we had so much fun. His grandparents rented a house on the beach for the entire month of November and the whole family headed down to visit them for Thanksgiving. My Mr. and I have always wanted to go the New Orleans, but the drive always seemed so far... and let's face it, as college students, neither one of us had the money to fly there. Well since we were already going to be half way between home and New Orleans, we decided to drive there and check something off of our bucket list.
While we really had a wonderful time there, we learned an important lesson. When we travel to a new, fun city, we really need to do lots of research beforehand to figure out exactly what we want to do. There were a few things we had to do on our trip. We had beignets at Cafe Du Monde and we really loved them. We went to Pat O'Brien's for the famous Hurricane. We walked around Bourbon Street and ended up staying at a piano bar until the very early morning hours enjoying the famous hurricanes, but we still felt like we missed out on some big things. It was still one of the best trips we've been on and is definitely my top Thanksgiving memory so far.
2) My favorite Thanksgiving food is Cranberry Celebration from Kroger. It can't be from anywhere else or it's just not the same. Granted, I have to have turkey and other Thanksgiving dishes with it, but man oh man, that's the good stuff.
3) My favorite tradition is something that many people do, but that doesn't make it any less special. The most beautiful part of Thanksgiving is sitting down, right before it's time to eat, and saying a prayer then going around the table and saying what we are thankful for. Whether it's my hubby's youngest cousin saying something sweet and innocent or an older relative saying something wise and thoughtful, each person's response is so heartfelt and it makes me a little mushy inside. While it doesn't take much to make me mushy inside, I just love these little moments. This year, when it's my turn, I don't think I'll know where to begin on what I'm most thankful for- a wonderful year and half being married to the most wonderful man on the planet, a beautiful baby boy who steals my heart away from me each time I look at him, wonderful parents and in-laws who love us, and the best friends I could ever dream of having.
Life really is wonderful.