This year we drove up to New Jersey to celebrate Thanksgiving with our new sister-in-law and her family. It was a lot of fun to blend two families together and I enjoyed the nods to both families’ Irish and Italian traditions.
The Mister and I both really enjoy cooking so we were glad to get there a day early, roll up our sleeves, and get started with the cooking. I baked an apple pie and did a lot of the food prep work; he helped our sister-in-law with most of the dinner’s heavy lifting–turkey, stuffing, gravy, etc. He also spent the night before we left making a large lasagna with meatballs to take up to New Jersey with us. It was great to have something ready for everyone to eat for the dinner and lunch before the big meal.
We probably won’t see either of our families again until next year, so it was really wonderful to have time together to laugh, share food, and snuggle adorable babies. Here are a few photos of family and food.