This year we did something so totally and brilliantly uncharacteristic for our family. We abandoned the dropping Midwest temps and headed to Sanibel Island for a much-needed dose of rest, relaxation, and vitamin D.
Going against the Thanksgiving grain isn't all that uncommon for Andy or me. Whether celebrating early with friends in Germany (me), cooking a small meal after work in North Dakota (him), or joining the banquet table at a hotel in Abu Dhabi (both of us), we've experienced quite the grab bag. However, it was my mom's first-ever Thanksgiving away from home, if you can believe it! I'm so happy she stepped outside what was routine and expected. It's made for the start of one fantastic new tradition.