We had our first married Thanksgiving, and it was wonderful! John and I decided when we got engaged that we would alternate holidays. Last year we spent Thanksgiving in Chattanooga, so this year we were with my family. We had a great first married holiday as Mr. and Mrs. Goetz!
We started off Thanksgiving Day at the Johnson City Turkey Trot. This has become a Calhoun family tradition and was John's FIRST 5K! He did a wonderful job, I was so proud of him! He *claims* it was his last race, but we'll see ;) haha
|The fam after the race. Way to go runners!|
|my sorority little sister Tracey and her precious pup Stella|
This year the my precious cousin Kristin was out on the mission field and missed Thanksgiving this year. Sidenote - if you would like to hear all I must say again that her heart for the Lord never ceases to amaze me! We were thankful to be able to FaceTime with her before Thanksgiving lunch. Her laugh carried through the house - it was almost like she was there with us!
|seeing Mamaw and Papaw FaceTime with Kristin was a highlight of the day!|
Even though the kid's table was a little smaller this year, we had a great time! Holidays at Mamaw and Papaw's house are my favorite! There's more food, laughter, and fun than any other day! I am reminded just how blessed I am everytime I'm there.
|very full and happy - we love Mamaw's cooking!|
|trying to get a cute picture of my parents with a few photobombers too.|
|Seniors running through the "T" for the final time|
|My favorite fella and my favorite team - Go Vols!|
|Cheering on the big orange with my sweet Momma!|
We ended the weekend at an engagement party for my best friend Carey's little brother Will. Boots, BBQ, and my Best Friend - so fun!
Sunday before we left, we made sure to get a copy of the local paper because our wedding announcement was printed. It was so fun to see the names of our family and friends - almost like reliving the day!
Here's my last recap from my Thankful Thoughts Tweets. I truly enjoyed doing this during the Thanksgiving season. It was a great daily reminder of what I'm thankful for. I need to be thankful daily - not just during Thanksgiving, but year-round!
11/22 Today, I'm thankful to spend the day with my amazing family and SO thankful to celebrating this year with my husband.
11/21 Today I'm thankful for an afternoon at the spa. Thank you
11/20 Today I'm thankful for
@mcalhoun18. God blessed me when I became a big sister 27 years ago today! #thankfulthoughts
11/19 So excited to be packing for TN! I love the anticipation of my favorite day of the year! Can't wait to get home!
11/18 I'm thankful for a weekend at home with my husband.
11/17 Reminded today of just how many wonderful friends and family members I have. Blessed with a wonderful birthday. Thanks
11/16 After seeing tears in the eyes of 30 new US Citizens on the
@TodayShow I'm reminded again how much I love this country. #thankfulthoughts
11/15 Tonight I'm thankful that after an insane work week and a long day, that I can relax and go to bed early!