Monday, December 3, 2012

Thanksgiving Travels

I've been meaning to post this, but things have been pretty busy around here! I wanted to write about our Thanksgiving trip to Omaha to visit Nick's mom and dad (and we have to include their dog, Cubby). 

 We left bright and early Thanksgiving morning and enjoyed this gorgeous sunrise.

 Here we are, heading south later that morning. 

There's really so much beauty to be enjoyed. Some may disagree, but I think driving through Iowa is peaceful and beautiful. Maybe just because it's the atmosphere I grew up in? Although I was more in the city/suburbs... either way, I appreciate its beauty.

We jammed out to some great CDs in between listening to Nick's talk radio;)

More Iowa beauty 

We watched some football that afternoon and enjoyed family time. I took a nap to rest up and we enjoyed a great meal together. 

I shared the video I heard that week on the radio, it's such a great reminder of all we have to be thankful for:

We both got in our quality time with Cubby:

 And of course, watched the Huskers and Cyclones games. Our first year of marriage, I learned to embrace these college football days. And I love it:)

 We had a great few days running some errands, catching up with friends, and spending quality time with Nick's parents. They are always so accommodating, and Diane does such a great job of trying to ensure the food we eat somehow fits within my oh-so-difficult dietary guidelines. We're so thankful for all of our family!

 We enjoyed more picturesque views on our way back to the Twin Cities, about a 6-hour drive.

Rain clouds in Iowa

We returned home to snow. I remember seeing some people say it snowed on Thanksgiving, but I didn't really expect to see it when we returned! I shouldn't expect much less in MN in the winter though, it could be much worse.

We've now got our Christmas tree up and have been busy figuring out gifts and all of the Christmas travel plans. I can't believe we're already into December, it hasn't really felt like Christmas around here and seems like it snuck up on us very quickly. We're excited and this is my favorite time of year, so I try to really soak it up. I love the warm and fuzzies of this season!

Today's Christmas Pinspiration;)

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