this year for thanksgiving, we decided it would be better to stay in nyc - utah is much too far for a weekend like this one. i must admit, when i left work late on wednesday, i saw all the people lining up to get on their crowded trains to go up north and i didn't feel jealous. i was going home to my apartment, to be with my favorite person.
i am thankful for my best friend/husband/buddy. i am thankful for food and that i am blessed enough to have it in my home, everyday. i am thankful for abilities and talents that i sometimes take for granted. i am thankful for relationships - even though they are sometimes such a struggle.
so for thanksgiving we cooked a bunch of food together - just us. which we both loved but maybe would have opted out of doing the dishes if we could have. so many people we talked to seemed concerned we were spending the holiday alone, just us - but frankly, i didn't want it any other way this year.
we made pumpkin cheesecake (highest priority), stuffing, mashed potatoes, a small pomegranate and orange salad and a turkey (with gravy). i must say, i was going to be ok without a turkey but ben insisted. and did a really great job making it happen. best turkey we've ever had. and i'm not just making that up because ben is such a cool guy.
we'll be eating leftovers for a couple of weeks.