Thursday morning after making apple crisp together (my inauguration into the "Crisp" family), Loren and I hopped in the car and headed to Cincinnati to spend some fun family-filled days with Loren's family. The amazing Thanksgiving dinner was celebrated with all of Loren's siblings, nieces & nephew, aunt & uncle and some cousins. We didn't actually get pictures of the food, because we were having such a blast stuffing our faces, catching up and playing games. But we did get some of some of the other action going on.
Friday afternoon after recovering from late night/early morning Black Friday shopping, we headed out to Big Tree Plantation to hunt down the perfect Christmas tree for the Crisp family room. I had never been to a tree farm to chop down a Christmas tree before, and it was quite the fun experience, definitely worth doing again.
And we found it!
I love this man and am so thankful I get to spend these first married holidays with him!
Friday evening, we celebrated Mom & Dad Crisp's 40th wedding anniversary with a special dinner, mainly prepared by Chefs Jonathan and Rachel (5 year old niece). It was delicious! Mom & Dad have done so much for us and there is no way we could thank them sufficiently, but it was fun spoiling them for the evening. Plus, we learned some new information about their sweet love story!
Saturday we headed downtown Cincy for some ice skating (perfect ice skating weather!!), Graeter's ice cream and coffee with the siblings.
Loren and I were going to head home Saturday night, but we were having such a blast that we didn't want to leave, so we ended up staying another night. We spent the evening celebrating Jeffrey's upcoming birthday, making cranberry and popcorn garlands for the tree, watching Elf and playing games. Sunday we went to church with the family then reluctantly headed home so Loren could get some homework done. All in all, the long weekend was a much needed refreshing break/vacation. We are so thankful for the wonderful family (on both sides!!) the Lord has given us and surely do not take them for granted.