Thanksgiving Eve

Although I've already cooked a mini-Thanksgiving dinner and have my outfit all picked out for tomorrow (yep, true story), I still can't believe that Thanksgiving is upon us! Where has this year gone? Perhaps in my case, it's gone to lots and lots of food.

Anyhow, today I'm feeling nostalgic about Thanksgiving's passed, so I'm going to share some fun stuff from prior years in preparation for all of the festivities for tomorrow. That is, before I head home to bake some spiced applesauce cake for our multiple Thanksgiving gatherings tomorrow. And since I am in fact that dork who wakes up to watch the Macy's parade on Thanksgiving morning (surprised?), I think it's fitting to start with a few Thanksgivings ago when Lindsey and I went to the balloon blow-up near Central Park on Turkey Day Eve. Though we were sure a tradition was born, we've somehow never made it back! Luckily we have some cute photos from the day...

L and me thinking we'd make the ultimate parade hosts

Unnecessarily happy to be at the balloon blow-up!

Being touristy in our favorite townI should also mention a few things that I always look forward to on Thanksgiving. Like the butter turkey that my cousin Matt inevitably decapitates...

playing with all of my aunt's and cousin's dogs...

or at least watching and snapping photos while my sister Christine does...

Stine Bean with Jake, Jesse and Dixieeating until I need to be rolled out to the Prius...

Yup, that is my full plate o'foodand of course, spending time with the family!

My sisters Kimberly & Christine, my cousin Alyson and me

My dad telling a funny story at the Turkey Day table

So there it is. All the things making me happy today as we get ready for a fun holiday tomorrow! So my question for you is: What are you most looking forward to on Thanksgiving? Or for the holiday weekend in general?