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Our Non-Traditional, Traditional Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving was one of the most unique Thanksgivings that Ben and I have experienced together. It was the first time in either of our lives that we spent Thanksgiving Day outside of our families' homes to attend a Dallas Cowboys football game.

My mind was never more conflicted. On the one side, the tradition of a Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game started back in 1966, to follow in step with the Thanksgiving tradition the Detroit Lions created in 1934. Before the inception of the NFL, college football games were a must-attend event on Thanksgiving Day, starting back in the late 1800s. So honestly, football on Thanksgiving Day is just about as strong of an American tradition as the Pilgrims founding Plymouth Plantation.

However, on the other side of things, where is my green bean casserole? And why can't I wear stretchy pants to the game? :) Instead of being at home or staying at our families' homes, we spent the weekend in a cabin near Ben's parents just outside of Dallas with the beagle. So it was a brand new feeling to be on the road as tourists over the Thanksgiving weekend, visiting sites (like the Bush Center) and eating out versus in.