First Married Thanksgiving

One week after the big day and I’m finally posting about Thanksgiving! Whew! I adore Thanksgiving, and some of you may remember that I sent out invitations for dinner at mine and Jimmy’s house back in August. I jumped the gun because I was just so excited to host a big meal at our place for the first time!


We ended up hosting Jimmy’s family for the meal and it was great! My family was traveling to NY for the holiday and they were missed dearly.

On the menu:
-Pumpkin soup
-Mashed potatoes with bacon
-Green bean casserole
-Cranberry sauce
-Snap peas
-Pumpkin pie
-Apple pie


We were pet sitting Brandy while my parents were away, and Lola loved having her around. I keep telling Jimmy that Lola needs a friend 😉


We walked the pups while the turkey was cooking and it was so beautiful outside because snow was coming down lightly, kind of like a real life snow globe. I don’t mind snow too much, really. Buuut summer is still my favorite season.


Wearing my shark mittens like a boss after throwing away a dog poop bag. Cool life.


How cute is Lola’s bandanna?! My friend from church (Hi Mrs. Wagner if you’re reading!) made a few bandannas for her out of scrap fabric and they’re so cute!

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After letting our food digest, we hung out and ate pie and then I passed out on the couch while we watched HGTV. Typical 😉


Overall, our first married Thanksgiving was amazing and I loved spending it with my husband and his family! I already can’t wait for next year 🙂

How was your Thanksgiving? What’s your favorite part? –> Mine is having everyone I love all in one place to celebrate. Such a happy time!

Just for fun if you’re still reading, here are posts from Thanksgiving in 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010!



  1. Oh my goodness, your food looks AMAZING!!! 🙂 Seriously, I can tell that you’re such a good cook!
    I was in the hospital this year for Thanksgiving, of course. 🙂 My mom brought me and Nate a plate of turkey and all the fixings, and we ate in the hospital room while Brady slept. It was actually quite romantic, even if it was different than Thanksgivings past. 🙂

    1. Aww, shucks! Thank you, Nicole! I definitely put love into my cooking and baking!

      I’m sure your Thanksgiving as amazing, as Brady had arrived by then! YAY!! How sweet that you were able to enjoy that special dinner in the hospital courtesy of your mom. Family is the best!

  2. You are definitely an amazing cook :). Last year we hosted Thanksgiving at our new home and it was great. I wish we had done that this year instead of travelling (we have a nice new home and I just don’t understand why family does not want to come here…). It looks like you had a really successful day and delicious meal!

    1. Thank you, Amy! I definitely prefer hosting holidays versus traveling. It’s a lot of work to host, but it’s just fun when you have your own home. I am on the same page with you with not understanding why family doesn’t want to come to your house. This has already happened a lot with Jimmy and I and it’s just frustrating! Oh well. We had a nice time with who actually did come over! I hope your Thanksgiving was great!

    1. Shark mittens are so much fun. They make me laugh every time I wear them. And that’s a lot here in the East from November-March, haha! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving, too!

  3. Wow already your first turkey! That’s so impressive! I cannot believe you made your own rolls too! I always popped the out of the can. You’re such a wonderful wife! Jimmy is super lucky.

    1. Surprisingly, it’s not my first turkey! It’s my second Thanksgiving turkey.. I hosted once in 2011 (I think it was 2011?!) and I was soo nervous! So this time around, I was much more laid back about it all! Thank you for the compliment. You’re the sweetest! I hope all is well with you. I was thinking about you yesterday.. I was walking Lola and listening to a trail running podcast, and it reminded me of you!

    1. Thanks!! Me too! I was a little nervous, but not as much as I thought I would be. The homemade rolls were definitely a hit and were thoroughly enjoyed as leftovers for days afterwards! Since you don’t celebrate in the UK, do you have a holiday like Thanksgiving at all or no?!

      1. Mm, you’ll have to post the recipe! 🙂

        I guess the closest UK holiday would be Harvest Festival in September but it’s not nationally celebrated like Thanksgiving. I like the idea behind Thanksgiving, but it’s very much based on US history and so that’s not really applicable to the UK, although some British people are reportedly starting to adopt Thanksgiving!

  4. Aww happy first married Thanksgiving!! It looks like you guys had a great time! 🙂 You are such a little Martha Stewart!

  5. Sounds like it was the perfect day! I had key lime pie (store-bought) for the first time and my sis and I couldn’t resist fighting for seconds 😛

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