Friendsgiving

So according to the internet, Friendsgiving was a popular thing this year. This worked out perfectly for my friends and me, because all of us currently live thousands of miles away from our parents, so we were all getting together anyway. I don't make trends. Trends come to me.

Remember those turkeys I talked about making? Tada!

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The assembly line of Oreo turkeys ("recipe" here)
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The final product

Our friend Jenne let us use her house - the same one we used for our Halloween haunted house - for our festivities. She even made decorations and set the table all pretty, even though she was going to her parents' house for the actual meal. What a doll. She is seriously the best. She takes such good care of all of us transplants.

What's that you say? You want to see oodles of photos of the big day? Well, friend, you're in luck. 

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Jenne printed out quotes and put them on cute paper and tied string through them and
 put them at each place at the table. Seriously. She. Is. The. Best. 
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My friend Sarah made these DELICIOUS drinks - they're called Stone Fences (kind of a weird name),
and they are scrumptious. I highly recommend. 
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It was getting stuffy, so we propped open the window with a recipe book, natch. 

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Okay, so there was one parent there with us: Nick's mom Ginny. She was so wonderful to meet and talk to, and she was a huge help with the meal preparations. I'm just amazed she got through an entire day with all of us, especially since she had just arrived that morning from Minnesota. 
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Charlie is scared of Dalton, but you wouldn't be able to tell it from this photo -
he thought he had succeeded in gaining her friendship, but she fled soon after I took this. 
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Chaw-leeeeeee


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Thanksgiving sunset
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This was right before the meal was ready. People were gettin' restless and crowding the kitchen. 
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The feast!
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Cheers!
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Dalton the smug chipmunk.
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Ten minutes into Thanksgiving dinner, and everyone's already asleep. Including Toby. 
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We lounged around for the rest of the night after the meal, consuming some post-dinner drinks and complaining about our bloated bellies. Eventually a few of us went into the TV room and watched Dan in Real Life (one of my favorite movies, and perfect for Thanksgiving) while others stayed out in the living room and played games. It was just what Thanksgiving should be: lazy and filled with love and laughter.

So that was my Friendsgiving! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving, whoever you spent it with!

Happy Christmas season!

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