Thursday, November 24, 2016

you know it's thanksgiving when...

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Happy Thanksgiving, my people! 
May your day be full of turkey, family, and giving thanks for all the glorious things that make life worth living 
You know it's Thanksgiving when...
1. You wake up with an extra spring in your step because 
2. Your mom is cooking in the kitchen from the crack of dawn
3. You can't stop thinking about eating pie and it's only 10:30 a.m.

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4. The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is on
5. Your dad is making hot cocoas with frothy whipped cream for the family
6. You're snuggled up in a cozy blanket on the couch
7. Christmas music is already playing and the Christmas tree is up because 

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8. Your news feed is filled with nothing but Thanksgiving posts
9. Someone stands up and prays a very tender-hearted Thanksgiving prayer
10. You can't wait to see your all your relatives because family is the best
11. ....but there's at least one or two awkward family moments because family is also crazy 

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12. You not only eat turkey and stuffing, but 3 turkey sandwiches, 17 slices of pumpkin pie and 2 dozen dinner rolls 
13. You go with your cousins for a walk around the block after dinner to walk off The Bloat

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13. Someone forgets to bring someone's Absolute Favorite Dish and a mini-breakdown/counseling session is held in the kitchen
14. Your uncle inevitably asks about school/boys/life accomplishments, leaving you to awkwardly mumble into your eighteenth piece of pie 

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+ Happy Thanksgiving, friends! I hope your day is the best. 
What are you most excited to eat today? I can't be the only one stoked for those dinner rolls, yo.


  1. Lol yes!! This is great. Glad to hear your take on Thanksgiving! Turkey is always my favorite food to look forward to because we never eat real turkey any other time of the year and turkey is one of my favorite meats. (also, it's oh so traditional!) Although, pumpkin pie is also up there. But, let's face it, I love it ALL. ALL OF THE FOODS YES PLEASE. How was your Thanksgiving?

    1. Haha thanks :-) TURKEY IS THE BOMB. I don't really eat much turkey year round, either but when it's Thanksgiving IT'S ON. My Thanksgiving was the bomb! Full of family and pie, the two best things ever. :D Thanks for commenting! <3

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    1. Hi Pastor Diwakar,
      Thanks for stopping by! I really appreciate it. I'm not sure what the summer holds for me just yet, but it sounds like an amazing opportunity! I will keep praying for you and your ministry as you reach out to people with Christ's love. Thanks again for stopping by! :)

  3. HAPPY BELATED THANKSGIVING!!!! And nope, you definitely weren't the only one stoked for those fabulous rolls. ;)

    1. Thanks, I hope yours was lovely! :-) Sadly I only got one roll. ONE ROLL!! :( Next year I will have to eat 20 to make up for the sadness...

    It was so relatable like all of these I was nodding my head to :)
    And yes dinner rolls are the best ever.

    1. Aw thanks! :D Hope your Thanksgiving was the bomb diggity aaaaaand that you got to eat #AllTheRolls.

  5. This is Thanksgiving in a post! Love it! I have to say that my Thanksgiving is a little quieter. Mainly because my family here doesn't really know each other, making for awkward and short conversations and early exits. Buuuut... pie. And Jesus. Great post! I've missed reading your blog lately!

    1. Thanks girl! :) I feel ya, I've definitely had some awkward encounters at Thanksgiving before! But pie and Jesus (possibly the best combination this side of heaven) more than makes up for it. And aw, thanks! I've missed reading yours. School is slowing down now so I will have to time go back and see what posts I missed! Can't wait :D

    2. Samme, girl. This break has me very excited to get back into blogging and create a better rhythm to keep up during next semester.

  6. YEEESSS hahaha. So many wonderful things. I love thanksgiving. It's such a warm, cozy, fulfilling time of year to me. Everything just feels good. I hope you had a beautiful holiday, Erin!

    1. It's the best fall holiday. I love the pie, the people, the laughter. Thanks, Katie! I hope yours was rad too :D

  7. Haha yesssss to this post. XD A weird tradition with my family is we watch this old black and white movie Sergeant York on Thanksgiving. No idea why. XD

    1. Haha that's awesome!! Don't you love those random traditions? They're the best!


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