A Taynor Thanksgiving

Guys! Life has been crazy! The semester is winding down, Richard and I are making life decisions together, adventures with friends, the holidays are coming… It’s been nuts! I want to blog all about everything but right now, I want to tell what I did for Thanksgiving this year! It was so fun and enjoyed every second!

A few months before Thanksgiving, Ashley discovered that she wouldn’t be able to go home for Thanksgiving so I invited her to be my plus one to my family’s dinner. She excitedly agreed. We made plans to go hang out with my family and it was going to be wonderful. Fast forward to when I met Richard. Things were got serious and he invited me to come to dinner at his parent’s house. Well, I had already invited Ashley to join me and my family for dinner (this was before I had even met Richard). So, after talking to his mom, he personally invited her to come too. It was pretty silly.

He had an interview down in Utah a few days before Thanksgiving, so just picked us up so Ash and I wouldn’t have to worry about how to get to Idaho. The three of us were all crammed into the backseat of his dad’s truck with mom and dad up front. It made for some opportune cuddle time. 😉

When we got to Idaho we said hi to his family and gave hugs, then we switched suitcases to his car and went to my house. (That’s where Ashley and I were staying.)

His family has a tradition of doing a white elephant gift exchange for all of the siblings. I was able to participate in that this year. There was a ton of stealing and teasing. It was so fun! I don’t think I’ve laughed that hard in forever!!

Kind of a side story here… Right after we started talking in September, he mentioned that his parents were moving to North Carolina and that his whole family (minus Tabba) would be at Mom and Dad’s house for Thanksgiving. This was the last holiday for a while that they’d all be together. After that conversation, I had jokingly invited him to do Christmas with my family. I didn’t even know this kid! What was I doing?! So because Thanksgiving was with his family this year, everyday for almost a week, I would go over to his parents house (with Ashley in tow). It was so fun to be around him pretty much all day. Goodbyes were the worst…and still are!! The more I was around him, the more I was falling in love with him.

A few days after Thanksgiving, he suggested we go look at engagement rings. WHAT!? I mean, we had talked about it but it didn’t seem super urgent or serious right now – it had all been hypothetical. I was excited to see what the future holds with him, but we had only been dating for less than two months? Either way, we went and I was able to give him an idea of what I liked and what I didn’t like. Apparently, we have quite the difference in engagement ring taste. It was a fun afternoon of giggles and kisses.

The whole week was fantastic! I love his family and they love me, so that’s good right? Hehe. There were so many laughs, so much food, and lots of happy smiles! I can’t wait to see what other fun memories we will be able to create together!

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