Thanksgiving 2017

Excuse the randomness of this post – as I was going through to edit, somehow I wanted to include a million things. Why.

We used to have all my mom’s family come to our house for thanksgiving which meant lawn games, football, half a dozen pies, and food for 18ish people. The past couple years, only my grandparents have come which is loads of fun but it doesn’t seem quite as….busy and grand? Despite the smaller gathering, we still had amazing food and a great day! It’s always a good day when we get to see the grandparents.

One tradition we do – which is fairly common – is we go around the table and list a couple things we’re grateful for and why we enjoy having them in our lives.

I tend to get out of the habit of being thankful pretty darn fast, and that’s something I need to work on. But, in honor of Thanksgiving…..

I’m thankful for…
ending the day with Thor: Ragnarok
fall + colorful leaves
hot chocolate
evening movies
french silk pie
my family
great friends
Southwestern
Our great country
And those who protect it every single day
Writing + a bazillion characters bugging me
people who are nice for no reason
supportive friends/family
my dogs
having everything I could possibly need
YOU GUYS

The list could go on and on, but I’ll stop there with you guys. Seriously, I’m very thankful for every single one of you who decided to hop on my random little blog and follow along!

Another thing to be thankful for: stories. Both written and oral.

Every thanksgiving, it seems my family reminisces and some funny story always comes up.

This year, we got to talking about what makes our lives different from our grandparents’ while they were growing up which is so so neat. Back when houses cost $10K and when cell phones didn’t exist. My grandfather was drafted during college, so while discussing colleges, he mentioned how he didn’t officially graduate law school until he was 36 years old when he went back to school after his service. He later became a judge in the Navy after my mom and her sister were born!

I really, really want to write his story now, but I have a bazillion novel ideas buzzing in my head. Send help.

How was your Thanksgiving? Any funny stories come up?

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8 responses to “Thanksgiving 2017”

  1. Maddy says:

    Ok, first off your blog is ADORABLE!!! I found it through Lisa’s (Inkwell) and I’m DEFINITELY following!! <3
    Secondly, our names are very similar. My name is Madelyn (or Maddy) Grace.
    It looks like you had a lovely Thanksgiving! I did too. My family and I went to my Grandmothers house for a late lunch and stayed the rest of the day! It was a lot of fun being with family I hadn't seen in a while.
    Your photography is GORGEOUS btw!!!

    – Maddy | littlebitofsunshineweb.blogspot.com

    • Madison says:

      Ahh thank you so much Maddy! We sound pretty similar after checking out your blog too (which is also super adorable!). How cool is that??

      I’m glad you had a great Thanksgiving!

  2. Hailey says:

    These pictures are so beautiful and your Thanksgiving sounds so sweet… can I join next year?! So glad I found your blog!

  3. Sarah says:

    Glad to read your musings!

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