Thanksgiving 2013

I can’t believe it’s here.  DecemberWasn’t it just yesterday I was posting about Halloween??  It sure feels like it…yet, last weekend, I found myself on a Christmas tree hunt with our family and enjoying Thanksgiving dinner around a full table, not once, not twice, but three times… Even my nails are looking festive.

tribalI used Essie for the kelly green color, and Sally Hansen’s tribal design for the accent nails.

As I mentioned, Thanksgiving was split into two days… Thanksgiving day, we traveled to Jarid’s Dad’s side of the family, where we enjoyed an amazing time with people we rarely get to see.

cutiesJarid and I were baby snatchers and quickly jumped at the opportunity to hold this little red-head when he was up for grabs.  Momma Snyder said that she hopes my red-headed gene gets passed on to our children!  This guy was definitely a little ginger, in case you can’t see that bit of fuzz on top of his head!

dinnerI made a dish with roasted potatoes, brussel sprouts, onions, and spinach that had a dressing of dijon mustard, a tiny bit of reduced fat olive oil mayonnaise, and minced garlic.  I also added turkey bacon with spinach & red pepper chicken sausage!  The flavors came together nicely!  I’ll have a more formal recipe on the blog soon enough.

snydersThe time flew by too quickly and before we knew it, in the middle of our game of Scattegories, the clock turned to 3:30pm and we knew it was time to leave for my parent’s house, aka Thanksgiving #2.

bananaBananagrams is always a family favorite game, which is a-okay with me, being that I love, love, love words.

Before too long, it was time to eat again.  Yeah, I know, it felt like we’d just gotten done stuffing our faces.

lunchSomehow, that didn’t stop me from partaking in another plate.  Turkey, red bell peppers, steamed veggies (that Momma kept separate just for me!), and some cucumbers.  She also sent us home with leftovers!  Isn’t she the sweetest?  Macaroni & cheese with ham for Jarid and a HUGE bag of white meat turkey breasts for me.  Oh, and Jarid somehow snagged a second container stuffed to the brim with stuffing and mashed potatoes!?  cousinsThe next day, as some may label it, BLACK FRIDAY, I woke up for an early morning workout, and Momma & Poppa picked me up at the house to travel to Lancaster for a day long Thankgiving celebration with the Cox side of the family.  Although I wouldn’t have minded getting a bit of shopping done that day, getting to see them was SO much better!

cuttingIn typical Thanksgiving fashion, we all feasted on a delicious turkey (that Pops carved) and the spread that was provided was amazing!  So many fresh vegetables and fruit, too!

gamesWhile our tummies were full, we played some board games (Pictionary first, Smart Ass second), laughed together, looked at old pictures, and of course, watched football!

I hope you and your loved ones had a blessed Thanksgiving! <3

2 thoughts on “Thanksgiving 2013

  1. Bananagrams is one of my absolute FAVORITES!!!! I always beg my family to play it with me. I also really enjoy Rummikub, Telescriptions, Phase Ten, and Skip Bo. I was born a carrot-head as well; now my hair has turned into an auburn. Being a ginger is awesome. Anne of Green Gables learned that. <3

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