Saturday, November 29, 2014

An Unforgettable Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. I appreciate this holiday more than others because it is a day to stop and be thankful for the rich life God has given to us. I enjoyed a slightly different Thanksgiving this year.

Every year for as long as I can remember, I spent Thanksgiving at my grandparent's house on my dad's side of the family. We always gather to eat, play games and give thanks. This year though, I flew to Atlanta, Georgia to spend the holiday with my grandparent's on my mom's side of the family. My holiday was spent with my grandparents and one cousin.

Although there were only four of us for dinner, my grandmother still prepared a feast! She prepped turkey, ham, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, gravy, green bean casserole, stuffing, cranberry sauce, corn, pumpkin pie, carrot cake and cookies. I definitely had a stomach ache after enjoying all of the delicious food.

My entire Thanksgiving break was spent wisely. The beginning of my break was spent visiting family at home before I left for Georgia. In Georgia I have gotten to relax more than I would have at home and I was also able to get some homework done. My grandpa and cousin and I went to the new Hunger Games movie today and spent Black Friday shopping until we dropped.

The Georgia weather has been very enjoyable. Although it may not be 70 degrees outside, the weather is still sunny and in the 50s. I have really enjoyed myself over this Thanksgiving break. I am sad to leave Georgia tomorrow morning, but I have had a blast. This vacation made for an unforgettable Thanksgiving.

My cousin, my grandfather, me and my grandmother


  1. It sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I am glad you had the opportunity of visiting your grandparents in Georgia!
    Did you like the Hunger Games? I also went to see it over break! It is great you had the opportunity to see it twice and with your grandpa!

  2. I bet Georgia did feel nice! I saw the new Hunger Games movie over break as well, but I didn't read the book so I don't really know how to compare it to the rest of the series- regardless, I can't wait to see part II. Sounds like you had a nice break, and I wish you the best of luck heading into finals week!

  3. I too went black friday shopping, and all the entertainment that comes with it, such as people running all "crazy-like" to save ten dollars on a pair of shoes. I bet Georgia was fun, especially since it provided a chance to escape the midwest.
    Also, should I go see the Hunger Games? What's your recommendation?

  4. Alex, I'm glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving break! I'm jealous you had the chance to go to Georgia where the weather is a bit warmer, but it sounds like you enjoyed the time with your grandparents and cousin. Plus, all of the food sounds amazing! It sounds like you got pretty spoiled while visiting.