Thanksgiving was a blessing. We got off on a late start leaving Wednesday, and didn't make it home until 3:00 in the morning, but I was just happy we were home. I was relieved that I got off from work to go home. Although a 10 hour car ride can make you feel trapped and tired, one of Evan and I's favorite things to do together is car rides. Our best conversations have been in a car. He asked me out in a car, so I guess that's where it all started. A long car ride lets us catch up on each other without interruptions or distractions, plus we get to hold hands. Evan found this song and let me listen to it on the way home, it's so adorable!
Speaking of things that are mushy and gushy...The most exciting thing that happened over break was Matt and Erica got engaged! She (and everyone else) had no idea, it was so great. I didn't believe her when she called and told me! I left for a single hour to take pictures and she gets engaged! Matt took her down to the riverfront in Kittanning, eventually ran out of sidewalk and had asked her. He was so adorable telling the story, he was still nervous just recalling it. I'm so happy for the two of them! Now I will have 2 brothers named Matt!
That night all the family got together for an engagement party
Isn't her ring gorgeous?
Opening engagement gifts
Things I am thankful for this year:
My loving, patient, strong, and supportive husband coming home safe, and being all together for the holidays this year
I'm so thankful that our families live so close to each other, so that Evan and I can always spend holidays with all of our family
The best friends and family a girl could ask for
The sweetest puppy ever
A beautiful warm home with nutritious food
A job in this tough economy
Paying off my student loans