Friday, November 29, 2013

Thanksgiving recap

Today is my last day of linking up with Katie for her 30 Days of Thankfulness.

Day 29: I'm thankful for Thanksgiving.  It's my favorite holiday and we have so many great memories of Thanksgiving.

Our Thanksgiving has taken on many very different faces over the past few years.

In 2007 I drove with Jason's family down to Ft. Bragg to spend the weekend with him.
 In 2008 I celebrated the holiday in Alaska with my BFF while both of our husbands were deployed.

In 2009, Jason and I hosted our cousins and some friends at our house in FLW.

In 2010, we hosted our new friends in Japan. (and I cannot seem to find a single photo from that day)

In 2011 I prepared the full Thanksgiving spread 3 times in one week.  My favorite meal was shared with 30 of my Japanese friends.

2012 was the first year I didn't cook a turkey since 2008.   I was a little upset about it until we were enjoying a seafood feast on the beach in Bali then all my worries disappeared.

This year it was just my cousin, Jason and me.    Much smaller crowd than we're used to but it was still a great day.

I created a new table runner this year that I hope to add to each year.  I only wish I had started this years ago so I could have the handprints of all the awesome people we've shared this holiday with.  I guess they'll all just have to come back again!
I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving.

Going Coastal


Katie said...

I love the table runner idea! It will hold so many memories as you continue the tradition on through the years! I'm glad your day was fun! :)

Stephanie said...

That table runner is a great idea! I wish I would have seen this before this week!