Thanksgiving was with the Metcalfe's this year and we had a wonderful few days! We started the tradition of making Lefse- channeling our Scandinavian/Norwegian roots :) Adam has had that as a tradition in his family and his grandparents gave him his own skillet this year as a wedding gift. We are carrying it over to my side of the family and it's already proven to be a great idea! So delicious, fun and easy to make. It did look like a flour bomb exploded in the kitchen, but it was a blast nonetheless.We ate amazing food (I'm biased towards the green bean casserole), relaxed with the family and did a little black Friday shopping. I love spending time with my family and can't believe that next year we'll be adding one more! Britt and Nate are expecting their 2nd little babe in a few weeks :) A couple days before leaving for Christmas up north, we had a Christmas cookie baking day at my parents! I'll let the photo's do the talking in regards to the cookies. Such a fun day!
We spent Christmas up with the Erickson's at the lake cabin. With all of our busy schedules, its rare that we can all be together for an extended period of time. It was so fun to have a whole 5 days with them filled with board games, movies, drinking/eating and most importantly- relaxing! Extended family came down to the cabin from Fargo and it was so great to see them for an evening. We drove up to Fargo a few days later for Church and a movie (American Hustle) on Christmas Eve. With how far apart our families live from each other, we rotate holidays. That means it will be a few years before Christmas is again in Detroit Lakes for us- so we soaked it all in and had an amazing time. This was just another reminder of the amazing family that I married into :) A Maple Grove Christmas is next year!
|New Years Eve!|
p.s. I just realized I didn't post about our honeymoon in Jamaica...that'll be next