Thanksgiving on the Water

Over the last few years, Thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday, surpassing Christmas by leaps and bounds. Once a traumatic meal with yelling and fighting (saving grace my mom's amazing food,) Thanksgiving is now a low-key, relaxing, family day with my husband's family. Growing up my mom made literally everything from scratch, including the cranberry sauce at times, requiring her to be in the kitchen for hours. Of course I miss her cooking, but is that the best way to go about the holidays? Is it ok to buy pre-made food and spend more time with your loved ones?

I wouldn't change a thing about my Thanksgiving with my in-laws: food, football, movies, airsoft, shopping, laughing, and overall a copious amount of love.

Oh wait...what is this gloriousness? Thanksgiving at the beach? I cannot imagine a better combination-- my favorite holiday at the beach. This is my utopia-- I shouldn't attempt to experience this as I do not believe life could ever get better.

One day in the near future, I will live at the beach. If our careers continue on the path they are now, we will have the luxury of picking literally anywhere to live. And duh, that's the beach. I've had my share of the mountains now, time for the sand, the wind, the beach, the waves, just an all around feeling of peace.

When that time comes, my friends, I will invite you all to my sanctuary to experience Thanksgiving at the beach.

Photos: Coastal Living, October/November 2013

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