Many of you know that I wasn't thrilled about staying in Utah for Thanksgiving, plus not having any of my family around to celebrate. At the end of the day there wasn't much more I could complain about so I decided to try and have a great Thanksgiving. I think I accomplished that! Here is what I did:
Played a little flag football
(okay really I showed up and tossed the ball around)
We were the Allstars!
Amanda wanted to impress all the single Dads who were also playing on the same field. She thought she would practice her motherly skills by pushing me on the swings.
Then we decided we should probably run a 5K since everyone else was doing that.
(Or maybe we just ran back to our house which is about 2 blocks :0)
I was lucky enough to be invited to the Gasser's house for a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner with the NICEST people in the world!
Then I hit up the Black Friday Shopping, which is now Black Thanksgiving shopping. I started out about 7:00pm and went until 2:00am. I shopped at Michaels, Old Navy, Walmart (people are crazy), Kohls (where I had to wait outside in freezing cold weather dressed like a California girl), Carters, Children's Place, Ulta, & the South Town Center Mall. I got the things I wanted/needed with a little help from my family in North Carolina who grabbed the things I couldn't. I think this ended up being one of my smaller shopping trips on Black Friday, mostly because I have to pack everything into suitcases and bring it to California with me.
So at the end of the day, Thanksgiving in Utah wasn't so bad. I should probably apologize to my parents for making them feel so bad that they abandoned me. I'm so thankful for my family and friends. They mean the world to me. I'm blessed and don't always take the time to realize just how much. I've been given so much through the gospel and sometimes fail to see the many miracles I have in my daily life.