Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Thanksgiving Break

 Chris and I had a super nice and relaxed Thanksgiving break.  We flew to Albuquerque late Wednesday night.  Our flight wasn't until 10pm so we got in a fulls day work, dinner, laundry, and packing done all before heading out to the airport.  It was perfect, the airport wasn't crazy busy because of our late flight.  My friend Michelle picked us up at the airport and we headed to my parents.  My mom (bless her!) stayed up to give us welcome hugs.  But she was also prepping for our feast the next day.
Thursday we hung out at my parents all day.  My mom put together quite the spread, and I made some corn casserole and a dessert.  At many points throughout the day all four of us (me, mom, dad, and Chris) were all hanging out and chatting in the kitchen.  In the past this is a rarity, and it was such a sight to see the growing relationship between Chris and my dad.  Even the relationship we have.  At one point he even put his arm around me.  It was truly a blessed time and a memory that I'll cherish as our first Thanksgiving together as a married couple.
The celebration itself was a bit small, as a couple of my aunts traveled to see their kids that are in different parts of the country, but I definitely enjoyed seeing the family that I got to spend time with.
My Aunt Kathleen and her husband Gary came over, along with my Aunt Michelle.

Thanksgiving: ham, turkey, salad, green beans, asparagus, stuffing, corn casserole, scalloped potatoes, mashed potatoes, brown gravy, and red chile gravy.
 In my family we definitely don't starve!  We had so much food, and all of it was fantastic.  So good!
I made these place cards!  FREE download from this fabulous new website I found.
 On Friday we traveled up to Santa Fe for the day with my parents.  We visited my Grandparents grave site, followed by a tour of the plaza.  This included a couple of chapels.  Pictured below is Loretto Chapel.  It was build in the 1800's and behind us is the "miraculous staircase" in which a carpenter showed up with only a saw and some wood.  If you haven't read the story I highly recommend it.
Friday night we met up with my cousin Kari and her husband for a double date at La Provence, where my cousin Brad works.  It was great to see him, even just as our waiter.

 Saturday we spent some time with my friend Michelle, and had lunch with a group of HS friends.  We met up at Dion's and enjoyed good food and good company. 
Me, Emily, Michelle, Jill, and Renee
Overall the trip was great.  A big moment of Thanks came on Thanksgiving night when I got the link to my wedding pictures!!! (stay tuned!)  We were able to relax, enjoy our family and friend time.  So much fun was had, and fabulous memories.
I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving too!

1 comment:

Emily Foley said...

That Thanksgiving spread looks amazing!

Thanks so much for setting up lunch on Saturday. I was so happy to see you and get to know Chris better.