We drove the four hours to McKinney on Wednesday morning, stopped at In n Out Burger for lunch (yum!), and made it there in the early afternoon.
I spent the afternoon helping my mom, Grandmom, and sisters finish up some Thanksgiving dinner preparations. Jeff chilled with my dad and Grandad.
This year, I started teaching my littlest sister, Karoline how to make pumpkin pie. She was a big help!
I made four pies this year, finishing them all in record time!
On Thursday morning we woke up bright and early so I could finish the flower arrangements for Jeff's family's Thanksgiving, then we drove another hour to Plano, TX for Thanksgiving #1 with my dad's extended family. I contributed a pumpkin pie.
I love making flower arrangements!! :)
This is the only photo I have from Thanksgiving #1 (Plano, TX; Dad's extended family). The food was delicious, the entire family of 19 was there, and we had a lot of fun catching up with everyone!
A couple hours later, we drove back to Fort Worth for Thanksgiving #2 with Jeff's family. I contributed a pumpkin pie.
The delicious food at Thanksgiving #2 (Ft. Worth, TX; Jeff's family)
Jeff's mom and grandma!
More pretty flowers
Jeff and his dad relaxing
We saw a lot of this on Thanksgiving Day.
I was SO happy to get to make it to our last Thanksgiving Dinner and get a glass of wine!
You can kind of see the giant long table in the background - the entire family of 28 people was there!
As soon as the Aggie game was over, it was time for Black Friday! I think we went more for tradition than anything this year... there wasn't really anything in the ads that we needed/wanted, but we did Target at midnight and Kohls shortly after and picked up a few things.
Maps of Target and free energy bars!
Friday morning we got up and went to a Christmas tree farm with my mom's extended family. We've been going as a big group ever since I was really little (my Grandmom used to make us all matching sweatshirts - haha!), so it's a fun tradition.
Jeff and Kristen
On the hayride!
Chopping down the tree...
Watching them chop down the tree...
It's a pretty tree!
Since we weren't cutting down trees of our own, we decided to take a photo with this baby tree instead. I have a thing for baby trees.
Friday night was my cousin's graduation party (he just finished his fireman training), and Saturday morning we drove home!
Like I said, it was a hectic few days, but worth every second! We made it on time to all 3 Thanksgivings for the second year in a row. That's no small accomplishment! We spent the entire day enjoying the company of people we love, and it was just great.