Knowing that tomorrow evening Ryan, Sadie and I will be off to my mother-in-law’s for a long holiday weekend has me feeling way too excited today. Thanksgiving is my second favorite holiday of the year (Christmas is number one) and my mother-in-law’s Thanksgiving Day brunch in Sarasota is always filled with the best food and a lot of family fun.
This will actually be the first year that I don’t see my parents on Thanksgiving. My family and Ryan’s family used to live about 45 minutes apart when my parents lived in St. Pete so everyone would get together and we’d see both families. Now that my parents are living in Jacksonville, our families are four hours apart and my parents won’t be making the drive to Sarasota.
It will be strange not to have them there, but my sister and her boyfriend will be there to represent my side of the family. Leslie lives in St. Pete and has to work on Friday, so a four-hour drive to my parents’ place in Jacksonville twice in one day on Thanksgiving would be a little much. Leslie and her boyfriend are planning on staying at my mother-in-law’s with me and Ryan for the long weekend like they did last year and I can’t wait! We’re doing the Turkey Trot again but haven’t given our costumes too much thought just yet. Last minute planning!
Breakfast this morning began with a blueberry LUNA bar.
My stomach felt a little off yesterday and I awoke without much of an appetite, but about an hour later, I made myself a batch of steel cut oats with milk, banana, egg whites, vanilla protein powder and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
Question of the Morning
- If you’re coupled up, how do you decide where to go for the holidays? Do you bring both sides of the family together? Alternate holidays between the families? Do your own thing?
For our first two years of marriage, Ryan and I were lucky enough to be able to bring our families together, so this holiday season will be quite different for us!