i have a picture overload below but how grateful we are for good friends to spend the day with.
we weren't able to travel for the break but didn't feel sad or alone.
plus it gave nicole and i a good excuse to practice our thanksgiving making skills
all i can say....bring on thanksgiving 2013...we're experts now!
i will be honest and say i was terrified to make a turkey. i may have called my mom every 30 mins with a new freak out. we had one scary moment when i thought the dang bird wasn't cooking but luckily a little turn up of the temp solved the problem.
my cute mom made this banner. i loved having it up!
our first thanksgiving in chicago
look at their cute little family!
we look slightly crazy..maybe because we are about to eat ourselves silly in pie. side note: i was so tempted to shove this pie in the mr.'s face.
dan proved his worth and made two incredible pies! yum...i'm still thinking about his pumpkin pie
dan even shaved chocolate chips on top!
my first attempt at "our best bites" banana cream pie. it was a bit runny but oh so good!
our set up. it might not look like much but this was so much food for just the four of us! ahh we ate so much goodness!
i couldn't get over how good it looked all together! man i want to go back and repeat the meal
our little table. i wanted to do a thanksgiving themed table but after walking around the stores for a couple of hours i realized it wasn't worth teh money. maybe in 10 years when we're out of school...haha. for now we made due with our spring set up..haha!
i would like you to meet mr. turkey. BAM!!!! check that baby out!
sure perfection right there. yes i was excited!
cute nicole. oh man what would i do without her! i loved us both...so new to making a thanksgiving dinner. at times we'd both look at each other and laugh because we didn't know what do to next.
we spent the rest of the night relaxing, playing games and just enjoying being together. so grateful for dan and nicole and little lincoln for being our chicago family!
hope ya'll had a great thanksgiving as well!