Tuesday, November 30, 2010


To have been able to spend Thanksgiving with my incredible boyfriend and his precious family. It was absolutely wonderful and memories were made that I will never forget. I am so grateful for Ben's family and I feel so "at home" with them.

I didn't get many pictures but I was able to snap a few with my phone and Ben's mom took a couple.

Ben and I arriving. (The "Lil Wayne" shirt I bought him as a joke and he wears it! Ha!)

Beautiful Thanksgiving table.

We were able to sneak away from his grandparents for a little bit on Friday to drive 2 hours to Charlotte and see my family. It was so nice to be home. My Mom had already decorated for Christmas and my Grandparents and cousins were there. It was such a special time. Short but definitely sweet.
My lovely sister and I.

My two favorite sisters.

All in all, it was a wonderful and perfect holiday weekend spent with amazing people. I wouldn't have changed a thing. Ben's grandfather was home from the hospital and it was so nice to get to spend time with him. We took advantage of every moment.

I'm thankful for all of the amazing blessings in my life but mostly for the people I am blessed to share my life with. I can't imagine how lonely it must be to spend these holidays alone or with people who don't love and appreciate you and vice versa. God has given me two amazing families and a wonderful boyfriend who showers me with love and acceptance every single day. I really don't deserve all of this but I am grateful just the same.

I hope all of you had a beautiful Thanksgiving holiday with loved ones!

I'm getting really excited about Christmas! Ben is going to help me put up a tree in my apartment tomorrow night, I have a fancy Christmas work dinner this weekend, so much Christmas shopping to do (I enjoy every second of it) and we will be leaving in just a few weeks to Charlotte where I will be for a week and then will be spending Christmas Day in West Virginia with my Mom's side of the family. Ben will be with me and I am SO excited for him to get to experience this with me. I can't wait. So much to look forward to in the coming weeks. This is undoubtedly the best time of year!


Lindsey said...

Aw love these pictures, you girls are all so pretty!!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

It sounds like you're truly blessed and had a great Thanksgiving!