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Livin’ Thanksgivin’

12.01.13

As many of you may know, Jack is currently living in Washington while I finish the Fall semester at LDSBC. I was lucky enough to be able to fly out for a few days so that we could spend Thanksgiving together. My flight was supposed to take off at 3:20, but of course we ran into mechanical issues. I hadn’t seen my husband in over a week and I was ANXIOUS! After, not so patiently waiting in the plane, the mechanic finished his work and we were off. I was sitting next to the nicest older couple and they commented on my wedding ring, they said “You must have a great guy who loves you enough to buy you that beautiful ring!” I just wanted to cry right then and there. As if I didn’t miss my husband enough, I just wanted to brag and tell them every wonderful quality about him. After the plane landed, I bolted through an airport that I had never been to before and just hopped that I was heading in the right direction. Luckily, Jack called me and told me exactly where to go. REUNITED, and it felt so good! We spent the evening at Olive Garden and then headed home and relaxed for a while.

On Thanksgiving Day, we took some time to relax and cuddle. You never realize how wonderful it is until you have to go without it. We spent part of the morning running around Wal-Mart buying a few last minute items, and picked up some donuts for a sugar packed breakfast. We had “dinner” around 2:00 in the afternoon with Jack’s parents and his Aunt and Uncle. I tried, for the very first time, cranberry sauce on my turkey and it was delicious! I can’t believe I have been missing out on it my entire life. I always avoided the can shaped giggly red stuff on the table, little did I know that it’s complimenting flavors with the turkey, were heavenly. The ratties enjoyed Thanksgiving dinner with us as well. We get them some turkey bones with a little meat left on them. Boy, did they have a ball! We spent the rest on the night playing games and chowing down on desserts. Jack’s mom makes the most amazing Cheesecake and it was most certainly the star of the night.

The next morning we caught an early showing of Catching Fire and I was amazed! I haven’t read the book, so I didn’t know what to expect, and the plot was so great. I was so upset when and where it ended, I just might read the book to figure what happens next. We then headed back to Jack’s parents house to play more games and to finish building a light for one of my Interior Design classes. It was so much fun to hang out with his family and to get to know them even better. After a night of conversing, Jack and I left to tend to a house that needed sitting. After watching TV for about a half an hour, we were somehow convinced to participate in the last deals of Black Friday shopping and go to Best Buy. And somehow, we ended up buying a new flatscreen TV! For those of you that saw our dinosaur of a TV that we used to have, you know that this is a pretty big change for us. We ended up buying the last one that was in stock for a steel! We celebrated our impulse purchase with some tasty blizzards from DQ.

I had to leave the next morning to catch a flight that was way too early. Poor Jack had to get up with me at 4:00 am on his coveted weekend morning. We said our goodbyes once again. Only two more weeks until this separation is over! I can’t wait to be a Washingtonian (or possibly an Oregonian).