Breezy Days: Thanksgiving Day 2013


December 3, 2013

Thanksgiving Day 2013

This Thanksgiving was the first holiday that I've ever spent away from my own immediate family...and I was a little worried that it wouldn't feel the same. We made the trek up to Portland to mix things up a bit and spend the holidays with Ryan's family, so I was already a little out of my comfort zone. My family has traditions for holidays; and for Thanksgiving that usually includes a deep fried turkey, stuffing with apples in it, and a movie we all see together as a family. What if the new traditions didn't feel like they could become my own?

Ryan & I got all gussied up for the Thanksgiving get-together and at this point I was still a little nervous as to how this holiday with the in-laws was going to turn out. We pulled up to the house and walked in to a kitchen chock-full of turkey, mashed potatoes, pies, and stuffing with apples in it. Score! So much hard work had been into this meal which made it feel pretty special, and it was also the first meal that everyone in the Rios family {including wives} had shared together {craziness}!

{Remixed: Necklace&Sweater // Boots // Dress}

To top off the day of over-stuffing ourselves, someone in the family overheard my family tradition and suggested that we go see a movie. I was ecstatic!! Plus it felt nice having some of my own traditions included in the holiday! We saw Frozen {which was adorable btw}, then grabbed hot chocolate from 7-11 on the way home {my fave hot chocolate} and then ate Marie Callender's Dutch Apple Pie. I shouldn't have been worried about what traditions would be had, because it was fun to spending time getting to know everyone in the family. Seriously couldn't get any better :)


Bree said...

I'm so glad your experience went well! Mine with the inlaws side was ... less wonderful. lol. :)


Sierra @ Sierra's View said...

Yay for Thanksgivings with the in laws! You look adorable.

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh this is such a hot outfit and that necklace is stunning! Love it!
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