Monday, November 12, 2012

Friendsgiving

A few months back, in efforts to help myself embrace our current freezing season (anything below 65, I officially consider "freezing:), I made a list of fun fall things to do. 

And on said list was the idea of Friendsgiving - celebrating Thanksgiving but with friends instead of family. Someone would host it, we'd all cook something and then I'd we would all get to come over and eat.

I think this makes me basically the smartest person that ever lived. 

Saturday afternoon I slaved away making a pumpkin pie. 


Beaters were most definitely licked but, from all the comments on instagram, I hear this is commonplace practice 


Saturday night, we all gathered at Shannon's house for our First Annual Friendsgiving. And though I don't lightly toss around the word "epic"....I daresay our Friendsgiving was epic. 
Prime rib, broccoli and corn bread casseroles, and my contribution of dumping pre-canned pumpkin into a pre-made pie crust. I was very impressed with us.

We in fact did not eat in the dark. The dining room light was just highly uncooperative with my camera

Cutest dishwashing crew this side of the Mason-Dixon

please note....this picture was taken after dinner. ignore my food baby 

I have so much that I am thankful for but today....I'm thankful for these girls right here! 

Have you ever had a Friendsgiving? 
 XO, A

21 comments:

Jenna said...

Looks like you guys had such a great evening... and the food looks delicious :) We did this with our expat friends last year and had so much fun!

xxx
Jenna

Angel said...

this looks so fun! and i love pumpkin pie so i'm sure it was delicious. :)

Katie said...

so fun!! We did that one time a few years ago - really should do it again!

Katie said...

so fun! we are hosing one on sunday and this makes me so excited for it!!!! :) I love friendsgivings! you look adorable ash!

Shannon said...

We used to do Friendsgiving in college. But nothing as fancy as this. Ah the memories!

Katie said...

So fun! We're doing a couple of friendsgivings and I can't wait :)

Whitney @ Everything Happens For a Reason said...

What an amazing idea!!! I want to do one!

Shug in Boots {Beth} said...

broccoli casserole? omagyahhhh. i am so ready for thanksgiving, but am afraid i won't be able to wait until then to decorate for christmas. :( i'm really feelin it this year!

Kathy C. said...

Saw your comment over on Faith's blog and you compelled me to come check out your blog! Thanks for standing up and speaking openly about your faith and political stance...it's a breath of fresh air. Loving your blog and this post of a friendsgiving... very awesome! Will have to give this a try next year!! :)

Britt said...

Friends Thanksgivings are the BEST! Looks like yall had a ton of fun and I am sure the food was yummy too!

Dayna Leigh said...

Are those green things on your friend's feet the duster slippers?!

Brittany said...

Great idea! We were thinking of doing something like this year for the 1st time.

ilene @ muchloveilly said...

we did friendsgiving every year when i was back in chicago! it was different but turned out to be lots of fun! loved this post, girl!

p.s. food belly? where?! you are cray-cray, you hot fitness woman! ;)

Angie said...

I love this! My friends and I talked about doing one this year but time got away from us!

Chelsea said...

Such a cute idea and everyone looks so happy! I wish I lived closer to some of my friends now! Can you have a Friendsgiving over skype?

Erin said...

This is the best idea EVER. I am super jealous of your food baby that is completely unrecognizable because you don't have one.

Rissy said...

awww I love it! your friends look like they all belong on tv

J and A said...

Awe it looks so fun! What a great idea! You are your friends are gorg! :)

Sara Louise said...

Genius! What a fun idea. Maybe I can get the French on board with Friendsgiving?

Rach @ This Italian Family said...

I am so with you! Anything less than 65 is DEFINITELY freezing! I love that you made a list of fun things to do to help get through the cold weather. It looks like your Friendsgiving was wonderful! :)

Katie said...

I think Friendsgiving sounds like the perfect idea. Definitely an idea I'll have to keep for the future. Do you have any big plans with your family for Thanksgiving day?