Well, we are living in the south now, so what better way to celebrate Thanksgiving than with southern food?! Not only was this my first time preparing a whole Thanksgiving dinner, it was my first time preparing many of the southern dishes. With the help of Grandma D, however, everything turned out amazing! I made homemade sweet potato, buttermilk and chocolate pies as well as gouda cheese grits, cornbread stuffing, braised turnips (from the farmer's market), spiced cranberries, homemade green bean casserole and turkey, of course. YUM! It was Harper's first Thanksgiving. Grandma and Grandpa D were here to celebrate with us and spend time with the babies. The weather was amazing as we all wore shorts and flip flops, played basket ball out back, walked at the park and relaxed in the sun. It was a great 4 day weekend! I'm so thankful for my amazing children and family. We are truly blessed!