This extra long weekend has sure been nice! I hope you guys have been enjoying some time off as well. I can’t believe today is only Sunday! Having Chris home the last three days has spoiled me 😉 We had a fantastic Thanksgiving, or should I say Friendsgiving 2.0.
We started off Turkey Day with a 4 mile run with our friends Leslie Ann and Adam. I was surprised how cold it was in the morning! We took it easy and averaged at 9:55ish per mile. It was a great way to start the day and was even better because we did it as a family and with some of our Army family 🙂
After pre-burning off our turkey, Chris had to head to Fort Stewart. Our battalion had a big Thanksgiving feast for the single Soldiers, some families, and the Soldiers who were working the roads. Being Military Police, these Soldiers don’t get holidays off because they are either on patrol or working the gates. Chris went to help serve with the other commanders and command teams. While he was gone, I got Emmalyne down for a nap and finished up my dishes for our own Thanksgiving food fest. On my menu? Sweet potato soufflé, green bean casserole, and cheddar sage biscuits. All from scratch. BOOYAH.
Later in the afternoon we made our way over to Heather’s house. While the turkey was finishing up we took advantage of a beautiful afternoon for some fun outside. Lucky for us, we also got great pictures out of it 😉
While we were away from our “real” families, it felt good to be with a friend who feels like family. Heather is quickly becoming one of my best friends and definitely one of my rocks and points of support here in Savannah. Emmie loves her too. This picture is case and point:
After taking photos, it was time to EAT. We truly had an amazing feast. For appetizers there was warm crab dip and a chicken dip. Then we dug in to the most moist turkey ever, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potato soufflé, green bean casserole, biscuits, gravy, and apple crisp.
Overall it was an absolutely perfect day. One that I was truly thankful for. We left with full bellies and happy hearts.
How did you spend your Thanksgiving?