November came + went but I still wanted to take a moment and reflect on this year’s thanksgiving. It was truly a day of reflection, celebration + spending time with our wonderful families.
This year has me feeling all sorts of thankful. I have a healthy + happy family, a invaluable support system of extended family, an incredible husband + a home that I love. Simply put, I have a lot to be grateful for + many blessings to count. I only hope you too, feel so many positive emotions after a holiday that is all about being thankful.
And speaking of thanksgiving, it was a really good one. Family, love, laughter + copious amounts of food. I, like many food-loving-creatures, wore spandex on thanksgiving 🙂 I wanted to be comfortable because I had 2 giant meals in 1 day.
My 1st attempt at hosting thanksgiving went pretty darn well, if I may say so. My dad came over early to help me prep the bird, a pretty gross task I must say. However, I have never been a huge fan of raw poultry. Traditionally, thanksgiving is cozy holiday with cool temps. Yet, with 70-degree weather, it was down-right hot this year! It was so nice, cohen played outside all morning while I cooked. Miraculously, every recipe was done at the same time. We only had one little snafu with the stovetop… dad! 🙂 In the end, I was proud of our beautiful bird + that the undertaking of such a traditional meal was worth all the work.
Our second meal of the day was at ryan’s mom’s. Cohen was so excited to play with his cousins that he could barely wait to get out of the car. Liz had the house looking so festive when we arrived; a true hostess who is seasoned-vet in the art of thanksgiving. While there were quite a few people there, it was calm + relaxing. Blake got passed around + napped in their arms, a nice + very appreciated break for both ryan + I. Of course, the meal was delicious + I ate way more food than I should have. I couldn’t help myself with homemade rolls, green bean casserole (my fav!) + velvety sweet potatoes. Oh, and pumpkin pie! We went home with very full bellies + even fuller hearts.
I guess the only ‘negative’ would have been cohen’s lack of interest in the traditional fare. He had a couple bites of a roll + chose to eat yogurt for dinner. Ha! Maybe next year…