Tuesday, November 27

Thanksgiving in Ohio

We just returned home yesterday after our weekend in Ohio for the holiday!  It was such a great time visiting with my husband's side of the family.  I couldn't wait to share these fun pictures from our visit.  Hope you and your family had a beautiful holiday as well!  

   
Thanks to our dear friends who flew out to Peru for the holiday, we were able to rent their car from them, and make the 9 hour treck on Wednesday last week.  Zion did amazing the entire car ride, snoozing a couple of times.
 
Zion enjoyed the company of her cousins.
Thanksgiving at the Baxtron's is always a memorable experience - my favorite foods this year were Dad's collard greens and hubs' cheesy green bean casserole.  Mom also spoiled us with candied sweet potatoes! Yummy!
All the brothers were reunited for the Christmas holiday which meant a lot of laughter, loud discussion and trash talking - all in love of course!
   
After filling her tummy to the full, little miss Zion enjoyed apple pie ala mode while the adults played a bit of Pokeno.
 
Zion's favorite thing to do over the weekend was grab the house phone and tell us she was having an important conversation or "just busyin'" as she liked to put it.  We also did some searching for new Ohio State gear.

 
I got some new Ohio State socks (which will be great for crossfit ;) and we dressed Zion in her cheer gear for The Game.

 
Jerry took me out to a couple of new places this trip - the first being Adriatico's pizza.  We had the deep dish pizza with beef and pepperoni...a big hit!

   
Game day was a blast - every one in the house was decked out in Scarlet and Gray as we cheered on The Ohio State Buckeyes to another victory completing their perfect season.
 
We finished our trip by having a late evening date at Jeni's - seriously the best ice cream I've ever had in my life, and that is saying a lot!  Then we stopped by the place where Jerry proposed to me 5 years ago on Thanksgiving.  

How was your holiday?  Did you travel?  What was your favorite part of your holiday?

19 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a lots of fun! I ended up going to my parents in New Hampshire for Thanksgiving and for my 10 year high school reunion. There were a couple low points, but it mostly was pretty fun.

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  2. So Happy you had a blast!

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  3. We did!! Do you want to come over tomorrow for a playdate? I know I haven't ventured out much, but I have SO much to get done between now and the time we leave!! Let me know! XOXO

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  4. I bet it was nice to get out of the city for a minute! Is there snow on the ground up there? 10 year reunion!! Yay!!! That is so fun. Been wondering how you've been doing! XOXO

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  5. So cool- I live in Columbus,Ohio! As I was scrolling down this post I kept thinking- I hope somebody took her to Jeni's! Glad you had a good time!

    Lindsey
    Thrift and Shout

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  6. Yeah, nothing like leaving to appreciate what I have here in the city! No snow yet. Everyone seemed really happy at the ten year reunion, so that was good to see. :)

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  7. Surprised that NH is snow free this time of year! Glad your ten year was nice! Mine was a couple of years ago and I had a blast connecting with old friends! XO

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  8. That is awesome Lindsey! I couldn't believe I had never heard of Jeni's!!! It is my kind of place, we shared a Black & Tan Sunday and I sampled three kinds of their signature ice cream. I can't wait to go back!

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  9. HarlemLoveBirdsNovember 28, 2012

    What a fun Thanksgiving (in my hometown!). You guys really embraced the Buckeyes. LOL! Glad to hear you had a fab time =)

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  10. I had no idea you were from Columbus!!! Ah! :) Are you a Buckeyes fan? :)

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  11. HarlemLoveBirdsNovember 28, 2012

    Yep born and raised! I'm a low-key Buckeye fan. LOL! My family is much more hardcore.

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  12. LOL I can tell it's in Columbus because of all the Ohio State sweatshirts! When I moved to Chicago it was weird not to see all the endcaps decked out in scarlet & grey.


    What a fun-looking bunch of people. I didn't get any greens this time around, so I plan to go nuts at Christmas time! My mom makes mustard/turnip, though, rather than collard.


    Glad you had a good Thanksgiving. Zion is sooo gorgeous!

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  13. Also... Adriatico's! Did you think it was spicy? I always did, so I didn't get that one as often. Ahh and Jeni's. So weird to see you talking about these places that were parts of my life for so long! I've not been back to Columbus since 2010 or 2009. :O

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  14. Browsed over from LLK. We were in Cbus for Thanksgiving, too! The pics are so fun! Oh, and I used to live on jalapeno pizza at Adriatico's. Don't know how my stomach survived!

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  15. We did have a great Holiday!! How is the weather in Chicago right now? Is it freezing yet?

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  16. I didn't find it too spicy - we had half pepperoni and half ground beef and it was amazing. :) The garlic dough they use for the crust is so delicious!

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  17. Thanks for visiting Katy!!! I always have a great time visiting family in Columbus. :) Jalapeno pizza! That sounds crazy!

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  18. It just got cooler today, but it's still in the 40s. It was nearly 70 on Monday! No complaints here! :)

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Thank you so much for your lovely comments! I don't always have time to respond to each one, but I do read them! XO