Pumpkin pie, extra whip cream.
Green bean casserole.
Sweet potato casserole, extra brown sugar.
Rolls, extra butter.
Shopping, shopping, shopping.
It's a Wonderful Life.
Being with those I love the most.
... Did I mention pumpkin pie?
Thanksgiving is absolutely my favorite holiday.
Really, it's an excuse to live, almost to the extreme, the very life I want. Lovin' on people, eating ALL the time, and shopping til I absolutely drop. Now that's a recipe for happiness if I've ever seen one.
This year will be a little different.
It's the first time I won't be headed north to see my extended family, who I only get to see this time of year. And it will be the first time in years that I don't get up with my sister, mom, and aunt to hit the mall at 5:30 a.m.
Instead, Grahm and I are headed to Kaufman, Texas for his biannual family reunion. I'm excited to meet everyone and participate in the fun-filled schedule they have for all of us. Papa Roach [Grahm's dad] has even volunteered to take me shopping on Black Friday! Now I just have to convince him that Bass Pro and Ace Hardware aren't exactly at the top of everyone's Black Friday "musts."
It will be a fun few days. That is, if the Turkey Trot Grahm is making me run
doesn't kill me.
Being with the Roach family, however, does mean that I won't be able to shamelessly go get my traditional fourth or fifth plate of food. I probably should show some self control.
After all, most of these people aren't going to know me.
I don't exactly want to be remembered as "girl who had four pieces of pie."
... or do I? :)
Well readers, I will see you in a few days with an extra ten pounds
attached to my thighs.