Lot 48: men tell all - thanksgiving edition

November 25, 2014

men tell all - thanksgiving edition

before we dive into getting to know my man a bit better, i wanted to tell you what an amazing experience it was dropping off my operation Christmas child box!  

 the small pieces of paper was where you could write a prayer for the children and then they taped it together for a prayer chain! i took a picture of my prayer, but it was blurry.  typical me.

look at all the boxes!!  i was so happy to participate in this amazing organization and brighten a little girl's Christmas!  and because i paid online, i get to track my box so i will get an email with where it ends up! i can't wait!

and now! let's hear from my husband!

Becoming Adorrable

{everybody loves uncle taran}

What food do you look forward to most at Thanksgiving dinner? mashed potatoes and turkey together.  it is the epitome of thanksgiving.  it just takes like thanksgiving.  

Do you ever go shopping on Black Friday? never.  who wants to wake up to go shopping that early? and i never go shopping anyway, that is just insanity on top of insanity.

What's your favorite Thanksgiving tradition? getting together with the family and eating lots of food.  pretty much everybody's Thanksgiving tradition.

Do you travel for the Thanksgiving holiday or stay close to home?  now that i'm married to lauren, it alternates years.  it is our turn to stay close to my home, to be with my family, but they are leaving to california for thanksigivng.  we didn't want to drive that far so we are crashing lauren's sister's thanksgiving dinner with her in laws.

What are you most thankful for this year?  my beautiful wife, whom i have still newlyweddded to {i did not tell him to say that!!} and it has been the best year of my life and i can't wait to spend many more Thanksgiving dinners with her and build a life together.  and go on more vacations with her.  vacations with lauren are the best!! i can't wait to go to LA in april.  with her there, it just makes it better.

can't wait for many more thanksgivings with you too baby!! love you!!

and hey guess what! i am a semi-finalist for a "favorite blog of the year" so please please please pretty please vote for me!

i'm also over on sarah's blog today! check out how i would spend my ideal saturday.

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  1. Operation Christmas Child is such a fantastic organization! And how sweet of your husband...cheers to many more Thanksgivings together!

  2. I love Operation Christmas Child! We are volunteering at the packing/storage facility this year where you check all the boxes. We did it last year, and it was so much fun! Aww, your husband's comments are so sweet for the Men Tell All! :)

  3. I'm on board with mashed potatoes and no Black Friday shopping!!!

  4. give me all the mashed potatoes! and YES mixed with turkey "tastes like thanksgiving" it's a thing.

  5. One of our favorite Christmas traditions is sleeping in (we don't have kids yet)! :)

  6. Such great answers! You two are so cute together. I love it!

    And congratulations on making it to the semi-finals!

  7. I need to fine this Operation Christmas Child around me. I have been looking for something like this to do! His answers are so so sweet. Congrats on making it to semi-finals! Voting now!!

  8. Turkey with mashed potaotes is the best! I voted for you! Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving!

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle

  9. Black Friday shopping never gonna happen for this girl :)

  10. #5 is THE sweetest. I also enjoyed the insanity on top of insanity comment...Black Friday is NUTS. I can't believe I ever did it.

  11. I'm with him, the combination of mashed potatoes and turkey is definitely the epitome of thanksgiving! My husband couldn't pick just one favorite food either.


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