Tuesday, November 17, 2009
So, so close to such a sweet holiday. I have such fond memories of Thanksgiving when I was a kid. It was all about eating tons of good food, and singing around campfires (or huge, exploding, gasoline fires if my older cousins got to make them). I grew up seriously in the country. We also used to make saunas at Thanksgiving using tarps, and a few red hot tractor irons. Definitely not a typical childhood, but amazing memories. After my cousins and I would boil in the sauna we would run to the creek and jump in the icy water. We probably killed a few brain cells (and frogs) doing this, but I will never forget that crazy temperature shock.
Last Thanksgiving was my second away from my family, but Andy and I played at being mom and dad to a bunch of freshman, including my sister. We managed to make a pretty awesome Thanksgiving dinner too. Andy made the turkey (after running around with it raw on his hand and scaring girls), and I made stuffing, mashed potatoes and biscuits.
This year Andy and I are flying out to Minnesota to hang out with his family. I am hoping it won't be freezing icy cold, and he's hoping it will be. We are having my bridal shower too. I can't wait to see his family post engagement/pregnancy, and just to take a little trip before the baby is born.