Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Pumpkin pie, extra whip cream.
Green bean casserole.
Sweet potato casserole, extra brown sugar.
Rolls, extra butter.
Honey ham.
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.
No question.

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.
Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Have a good Thanksgiving! Unfortunately, I won't be spending it this year with family but I'll be with my kitty and my boyfriend so it shouldn't be too bad.

  2. Sounds fun! Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

  3. I hope you have four pieces. Be you!! BE YOU! lol, it's the only way.

  4. Thanksgiving is awesome.. I love eatinggg!! I was vegatarian for two months and I put that aside just to eat the traditional turkey.. come on thanksgiving wouldnt be the same without turkey. I refuse to share my holidays with my boyfriend right now. Actually both of us are just to stubborn to give up our own holiday traditions. I am okay with it for now since like you said.. you gotta hold back for the 4th serving of food when your with your boyfriends family so you dont look like a huge fattie. My family already knows me to be a huge fatty so its okay!! I hope you had a great thanksgiving!!

  5. Mmmmmm! Hope your pumpkin pie was amazing! Have missed reading your posts (sorry I've been a bad blogger) but looking forward to more!