ok, so I know I have more honeymoon pics to post and stories to tell, but since I finally got a new computer, I’m going to jump into a Thanksgiving post to catch us all up 🙂 Since Katie (also a nurse) had to work Thanksgiving this year, we divided up Thanksgiving dinners with families between Wednesday and Thursday. This year was also new in that we are officially married into new families now. Luckily, this holiday worked out pretty smoothly. We decided to do a Graves family dinner on Wednesday (which included Katie and Chuck), and then mom, Dwayne, Emily, Greg and I drove to Georgia Wednesday evening to join the Boggs family Thanksgiving for the weekend. Mom whipped up a quick meal of honey ham, green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, rolls, and cheesecake for dinner. It was DELICIOUS! And we all actually sat around the dining room table and ate together. (for those of you who don’t know, our dining room table has not been sat at as one big family since I was probably 14 years old.) We always did holidays at my Nana’s house. And then last year was our first set of holidays without my dear Nana, so we didn’t really know how to do Thanksgiving and Christmas, and so we joined up with the Boggs and Abbey families (mine and Katie’s in-laws). So, it was nice this year to finally have a Graves family holiday again.
Wednesday evening after Thanksgiving dinner #1, we headed off to Greensboro, GA to Greg’s parents house. They live on Lake Oconee and have a beautiful home! There were so many people at their Thanksgiving gathering. Grandparents, aunts, uncles, 6 cousins, and of course our family.
Then, if all that wasn’t enough, Mr. Boggs, Greg, Tyler, Jackson, Emily and myself headed out to Best Buy for some black Friday shopping. Doors opened at midnight, and we got there around 10pm. We froze our toes and fingers to death, but we stuck it out, and I finally got a new computer!!! They were troopers!