Thankgiving Traditions


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For some reason this holiday season snuck up on me. Perhaps it was our unfortunate weather situation or that I’ve just been busy, but its hard for me to believe that next week is Thanksgiving. I love the holiday season, and Thanksgiving is definitely my favorite holiday. It was always a day of cooking, relaxing, family and christmas tree decorating. 

Tuesday was the first day I felt that it was time for the holidays. I left work and it was dark and chilly at about 5:30 PM. I took the subway to my gym which is located next to Bloomingdale’s (conveniently!), Bloomingdale’s was doing their holiday show to announce the start of the season. They had street performers and christmas music blaring, finally it hit me! I’m in holiday mode, and I love it. My parents fly in tomorrow night and we will get to tour around the city doing the christmas “touristy stuff” that I love but wouldn’t do without out of towners.

Next week’s Thanksgiving is going to be untraditional since we will be celebrating at an estate/ winery in upstate New York. Knowing that I wanted to take a look back at a few our my family traditions.


My mom makes the BEST homemade bunny rolls. Since they are labor intensive she only makes then for Thanksgiving. They are so cute and taste amazing!

We also get started early on some Christmas cookies, man these things are addictive/ good.

Christmas Tree Decorating:

My ornaments pictured below, I don’t want to spoil what my tree looks like… you will have to wait and find out! Its a Cox family tradition to decorate your christmas tree on Thankgiving day.


Since I’ve lived far away from most of my family for the last 10 years I have really valued the family time that the holidays bring. Below is my grandma, me and my mom a couple of Thanksgivings ago. Love them <3

Disney World:

Since it was sometimes out of this world expensive to fly home for Thanksgiving I would fly to meet my grandparents at Disney World. One of my favorite places on earth. Lots of good memories!

 I’m always thankful to get to spend the holidays with family, mine or Peters. This year is no different.

What are your Thanksgiving traditions?

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Pseudo athlete and vegan, learning to love all the imperfections in life. Follow me in my journey, training for races (a half marathon in all 50 states to be exact) and my adventures in the kitchen!
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