There’s something special about friends, food and fall that really warms my heart. This past weekend, my friends and I had our 2nd annual Friendsgiving. Last year it was at my friend Heather’s house, but this year my roommate, Lindsey, and I hosted it at our house and I wanted everything to be perfect. Okay, I’ll admit it — I am not Top Chef material. So when I went to Tulsa last week to spend Thanksgiving with my family, my mom shared some family recipes with me. Thanks to momma Jill, you can now call me a pumpkin pie (semi)pro.
Lindsey and I spent hours decorating our house in fall décor and whipping up our Thanksgiving dishes in the kitchen. Before we knew it, our house smelled like pumpkin pie, warm bread and green bean casserole. Every guest brought over their favorite dishes to complete our Friendsgiving meal and Tripp offered to bring the turkey – it was fried with Cajun spices and ah-maz-ing.
Tripp and I have been dating for a little over two months, and not all of my friends had met him yet, so this was the perfect opportunity to introduce him to a few more. Tripp and my friend, Joel, share a love of country music so they were talking about all their favorite musicians. Joel mentioned he loved Willie Nelson and that for his birthday last month his parents got him 6 tickets to his show at WinStar, and he wanted for us to all go together. I’ve started listening to country music, and Willie Nelson is a legend, so of course I was excited to go. A trip to WinStar would be the icing on the cake for this year’s Friendsgiving.
The next day, we all headed to Thackerville to let the good times roll. Tripp played poker with the boys while the girls decided to check out the Lightning Link Lounge. It was so cool! We ate at Capisce Ristorante Italiano, and let me tell you, it was fantastic.
Willie Nelson gave the performance of a lifetime. It was a show I’ll never forget and I’m so glad I got to experience it with my closest friends. This Friendsgiving was extra special and full of sweet surprises. I can always count on my friends and trips to WinStar to make my days even better! This spontaneous adventure was just what I needed.
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