Monday, November 30, 2009

2nd Annual Newlywed Thanksgiving Pilgrimage to Oregon

When I first started my blog a year ago, one of my first posts was about Thanksgiving in Oregon.

Well, here we are again!

Although this is my second Thanksgiving in Oregon as a Newlywed, it's actually my fourth Thanksgiving with the Mr's family up there and I'm really starting to feel like a part of "the crew".

There are several great Thanksgiving traditions that we do every year.

Tradition #1. Thanksgiving Day (duh)

Lots and lots of eating amazing food prepared by my Mother in Law. As well as drinking delicious wine that the Mr. and I provide.

Playing games together.

(That's the Mr. and his three younger brothers. Aren't they so cute!? Attention ladies, they are ALL single.)

More eating.

And watching a movie at home as a family.

This year's movie was Julie & Julia which I was so happy about because we usually just see "guy" movies. I really liked it, especially since I'm a blogger.

Tradition #2: Christmas Tree

Every year we head out to a giant Christmas Tree farm to pick a tree.

Then we chop it down, bring it home, and decorate it!

I always laugh and say that we could just get a tree from someone's yard, because there are millions of pine trees in Oregon, unlike Southern California where we actually need Christmas tree lots and farms.

Tradition #3: Movie

Every year my in-laws treat us all to new release in the theater that we see as a family.

This year we saw Fantastic Mr. Fox. I loved it! Such a fun, quirky, and insightful little movie. It is really great for all ages.

How was your Thanksgiving? Any special traditions that you do every year?


Lil' Woman said...

What fun family traditions! :) Glad you had a great Thanksgiving! :)

Jen said...

What great family traditions!

Mrs.Olson said...

That sounds awesome, but how did you watch Julie Julia.. it doesnt come out till Dec 8th??? I have been waiting forever to watch it.

Mrs. Potts said...

I love that you all went to pick out your tree & then took a picture with it. :)

Brown Girl said...

Sounds like a great Thanksgiving! Love your blue dress, blue looks great on you!

Geezees Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

love the photo of the 2 of you in the Christmas tree farm! :)

Ams said...

Those are awesome family traditions... and sounds like great trip to Oregon :)
On to Christmas now ;)

Risley and Dylan said...

sounds like a fun trip! I saw the laker t-shirt.. lol! so I bet were not talking about LA but LO! :)

Brittany Ann said...

Glad you liked Julie and Julia. I loved it, too!

Meagan said...

aw! Your traditions sound like so much fun!!!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

Fun traditions!
We cut down our tree from my dad's property this weekend! ha, but it does NOT LOOK like the ones at farms. Ours had that WILD look to it- I think it needs to be trimmed up a bit...but I kind of like the "natural" look of it! :)

Meant to be a mom said...

I just love the tree farm. That's so much fun. Your traditions sounds great. We have a few in our family but not a ton. We have a huge family Christmas dinner every year the weekend before Christmas, with all of my dads side of the family. We all get dressed up in our very best clothes. The babies even wear tuxedo's so cute. We go to a nice restaurant. Its so much fun. The only other big thing we do is the hubby and I put up our tree the Friday after Thanksgiving always!

Sweet Simplicity said...

I still need to see Julie & Julia.
Looks like a great holiday at the in-laws!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

Glad you had such a great time up there! We always get our tree during that time too!

Perfectly Imperfect said...

such fun family traditions!! glad you had such a good holiday!

Amber said...

Fun traditions!

Any of the single brothers (ahem, the one on the left LOL) live in/near CO? LOL

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