After five years of spending Thanksgivings with friends in New York, Russell and I were home with family for the holiday for the first time in a long time.
My in-laws hosted over twenty people in their lovely home.
We started a new tradition this year of reflecting on our year and thankfulness with a dinner table game. Russell and I passed out sheets of paper to each guest as they arrived. The sheets had 3 question prompts about who you were thankful for, how your life had changed for the better in the last year, and what you were looking forward to in the future. Each guest had to write their answer down to one of these questions anonymously. Then once we were all seated for dinner, each person drew a card, read it out loud, then had to guess whose card it was. The answers were thoughtful, funny, and a wonderful way to share our thanks with each other.
After dinner, we played instruments with my handsome baby 2nd cousin, a few rounds of poker, and a hilarious team competition of Heads Up. I highly recommend this iPad game (thanks Kirby for the introduction!). We worked off a few of those dinner calories by laughing so hard and acting out some ridiculous charades. But probably put them right back on with pumpkin pecan pie afterwards.