THANKSGIVING IN OHIO//BARN CATS + BABIES

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I spent a week for Thanksgiving with my family in southern Ohio, which was a sweet treat because I haven’t been able to celebrate the holiday with them in person in years. It was also the first time flying in years where everything went so smoothly that I actually arrived early. THAT HAPPENED! WHOOAAAA! And I had an awesome book to read to boot. My friend Liz bought me a copy of Where’d You Go Bernadette for my birthday, and I breezed through it the first two days of my vacation, reading it whenever I wasn’t glued to HGTV. I won’t give much away, but I will say that it was super enjoyable and I now want to go to Antarctica. Mmm-kay, that’s all.

2013 thanksgiving in ohio
2013 thanksgiving in ohio
2013 thanksgiving in ohio
2013 thanksgiving in ohio
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2013 thanksgiving in ohio
2013 thanksgiving in ohio
2013 thanksgiving in ohio
2013 thanksgiving in ohio
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We spent early afternoon on Thanksgiving at my great-aunt and uncle’s farm. (Pics above.) Besides the ridiculously cute barn cats and babies, I giggled at other things around the farm. They are Irish-Catholic, no doubt.

2013 thanksgiving in ohio
2013 thanksgiving in ohio
2013 thanksgiving in ohio

When I was little, we’d make our own ice cream and butter. Now they make homemade cider in old vinegar bottles.

2013 thanksgiving in ohio

My camera batteries were low after photo-bombing the barn cats, so I only got a few pics at my other aunt and uncle’s house for Thanksgiving, round 2, later that day. The meal was super delicious though. GOAL: take more people pictures at X-mas.

2013 thanksgiving in ohio
2013 thanksgiving in ohio

Other Ohio fun from the week. My dad’s retirement project is wood-working, and he’s been making gorgeous guitars. I really need to learn an easy song. Or chords at the very least!

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My sisters got their hair trimmed one afternoon. Check out their long-hair gorgeousness and Allison’s new bangs! And they are posing in Mumford’s Potato Chip & Deli in Urbana of all random places. Those boxes behind them are full of potato chips.

2013 thanksgiving in ohio

My mom made my one of my all-time favorite meals: lasagna and chocolate cake (Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Chocolate cake with peanut butter cream cheese frosting) for my sister Allison’s 25th birthday.

2013 thanksgiving in ohio
2013 thanksgiving in ohio
2013 thanksgiving in ohio
2013 thanksgiving in ohio
2013 thanksgiving in ohio
2013 thanksgiving in ohio

*Allison was sick, so we cut her own piece before the candle-blowing.

Oh, I made this sign.

2013 thanksgiving in ohio

And took this picture of her cat Poppy watching the birthday party from the stairs.

2013 thanksgiving in ohio

I’m back to Ohio in just ten days for Christmas and New Year’s! And maybe this time I’ll venture into the big city once or twice, aka Columbus. From friends and Kate’s blog, I hear German Village is, like, THE PLACE.

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4 Responses to THANKSGIVING IN OHIO//BARN CATS + BABIES

  1. Oh my goodness, I read that book this Summer and all I kept thinking was I need to take a cold weather cruise!! haha

  2. ben says:

    Time spent with families and friends are always the best. Thank you Sarah for sharing.

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