Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadians out there!

So far this long weekend has been pretty great. Lots of laziness. Lots of socializing. Lots of food.
JW and I started the weekend off with date night and half price appies at the Crown and Moose.
Saturday was spent getting ready for our first, and hopefully annual, Friendsgiving.
I’m not always a fan of being in the kitchen, but this guy, he makes it a lot more fun. Even with the occasional pause to goof off, we were able to get everything ready by the time everyone showed up.
JW are a pretty good match, we both have a tendency to go overboard for potlucks. What was supposed to be wings, turned into two kinds of wings, two kinds of alouettes, a cheese and meet plate, and baba ganoush. And then to top it all off I channeled my inner Pioneer Woman and made some Crazy Brownies.
Look at all that goodness.

The weather was terrible all day, extreme winds, rain, hail and snow. There were times when I thought everyone would cancel. But it turns out we all love good food more than we hate crap weather. And man was it worth it!

So much food. And I had to try some of everything of course. And then seconds of a few things too. By dinner on Sunday I was still full. 
But I’ll never turn down a home cooked turkey dinner with these crazy folks. 
JW and I have one more Thanksgiving dinner before the weekend of eating ends and the diet begins again. And I’m kind of looking forward to the eating being over. But I am so unbelievably thankful for all of the wonderful people in my life. How wonderful it is to be surrounded by people who love to get together (regardless of the weather) to enjoy each others company and to celebrate.
How did you spend your (Thanksgiving) weekend?

I Am Thankful

If everything has went as planned on our trip so far, we’ll be visiting Beaumont Hamel today. I’m really happy that as a part of this adventure we get to visit a place that is such an important part of Newfoundland history. And it is very fitting that we get to go there on Thanksgiving (in Canada). 
Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Canadians!

For my family. I have been truly blessed.
For my friends.
For my freedom. Because so many people have died for it.
For my health.
For the opportunity to be in France right now.
For the success I’ve had so far.
For the disappointments and failures I’ve had, because they’ve made me grow.
For life.
I am thankful for the nights that turn into morning, the friends that turn into family, and the dreams that turn into reality.

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