Forget Black Friday & its shopping mayhem.
Our favorite part each year is the Saturday-after-Thanksgiving!
(complete with hot cocoa sippin', Christmas decorating, Super Mario Brothers playing and old movie watchin'), but it's super important to Mr LKP and I.
Curious as to why???
Well 9 years ago, tonight, Mr LKP & I ran into each other for the 2nd time since our graduation night, which took place over 3 years prior (the first time we saw each other since grad-night was 4 months earlier, and it was simply a "hello" hug & catch-up in passing that lasted MAYBE 3 minutes tops).
Despite having grown up together since the 1st grade, we had never done more than be round about friends. We shared not only our small hometown roots, but we were 2 of a total of 4 active LDS kids in our grade all growing up. Therefore we never dated, since it would've been "weird" I guess as it was always more like me & my 3 brothers when it came to those guys. (One of those 3 guys wound up marrying my best girlfriend, lol. Small world.)
So, 9 years ago, tonight, we happened to run back into each other...shared some great laughs, had a great time, and decided hanging out was completely rad!
Subsequently we were inseparable from there on out....and were married civily only a few months later.....and then sealed, with Mini-Me, in the Columbia River Temple for time & all eternity (which is a VERY long time---so, good thing we decided we super-liked each other by then!).
Thanksgiving is kind of a VERY important holiday in our lives. One we're extremely grateful for....even the typical Thanksgiving boredom that comes as well, when you feel like you've exhausted all other activity ideas for the weekend. If it weren't for that bordeom, neither he nor I would've been away from our families that night....in the exact same place.
We wouldn't have what we have now...
which may not be perfect, but it IS bliss!
|(Photo courtesy of Darin Warnick Photography)|
Enjoy your Saturday night.
Hope it's warm & cozy!