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Gobble Gobble

I hope everyone is having a fabulous Thanksgiving today! There is so much I am thankful for and its nice to spend the day with family.

Fiancé and I got up bright and early this morning and made the 2.5 hour trek down to my parents house in Virginia to spend the Holiday weekend. We have spent the past 2 Thanksgivings with his family so this year we had to change things up a bit and head down to mine.

It was an uneventful ride. I kept myself entertained on Twitter where I got word that it was snowing some flurries in Philadelphia for the parade this morning!

When we pulled into the driveway in Virginia we were immediate greeted by my family with food – and lots of it! We have pretty much been eating and drinking the entire day, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

We started off with some appetizers of kielbasa which is a type of Polish sausage. We pretty much have this at every holiday. It’s awesome. 

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My dad gets kielbasa from his cousins out in Northern Pennsylvania.

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I enjoy mine on a Triscut with some horseradish sauce. Yum!

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I forgot to start taking pictures until after we were halfway through the appetizers! I was too hungry! Whoops! Here is what it sort of looked like.

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I love enjoying this polish treat with a drink while catching up with the fam.

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Thumbs up!

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Jackson is not too much of a beggar, but when he knows there is something awesome on the table, he will stare at it with sad puppy eyes. 

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Cheers to Thanksgiving in Virginia!

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While we enjoyed our appetizers the turkey was cooking away.

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Everything was cooking away so nicely in the kitchen, I snuck away from the fun to have a little photo shoot with the dining room.

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What a beautiful place to dine!

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I love how my mom set the table. So elegant.

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All the table needs is some turkey!

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After getting a sneak peak of the dining room, I helped my mom in the kitchen.

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While the boys watched football. Standard.

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Jackson hung out with his grandpa

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Jackson loves coming to Virginia because he has so much space to run around

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He also gets lots of extra love here too!

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Back to the bird!

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For Thanksgiving in our family we have early appetizers followed by an early dinner. We skip lunch on Thanksgiving!

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My mom pretty much makes the entire meal herself. She is a machine.

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Fun in the kitchen with the ‘rents. Always a good time.

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Dad’s job every year is to cut the turkey.

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Jackson patiently waits for something (anything!) to drop.

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This year my mom got a 12 pound turkey, which I find hilarious because that is heavier than Jackson! Ha!

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Ready to slice and dice

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Jackson and I were there for emotional support.

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Just out of reach

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Love the cook!

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The fine china we use for the Holidays and special occasions is my parents wedding china. I think its so classic and pretty!

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Let’s take a tour of the set table, shall we?

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Mashed sweet potato and corn

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Jackson and fiancé taking in the table

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Cranberry sauce. Because no Thanksgiving is complete without it.

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Green bean casserole

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Gravy. Obviously.

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Love me some old sterling silver from many years ago!

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Time to pour the wine and sit down for dinner.

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Jackson was sad he didn’t have a seat at the table.

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Cheers to Thanksgiving dinner!

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Here is what my plate looked like. It had a little bit of everything.

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Everything was delicious! Hats off to the chef!

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Jackson eventually found himself a chair in the corner. He likes to sit and be able to watch what was going on.

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Time for some eating action shots, wouldn’t you say?

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In attendance were both my parents.

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As well as Fiancé, my brother and my uncle!

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It was a fabulous Thanksgiving! Everything tasted awesome and I had a great time hanging out with my family!

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Now it’s time to go enjoy some dessert and then we are off to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1! Can’t wait! 

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What did you do for Thanksgiving today?

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Gobble Gobble

I hope everyone is having a fabulous Thanksgiving today! There is so much I am thankful for and its nice to spend the day with family.

Fiancé and I got up bright and early this morning and made the 2.5 hour trek down to my parents house in Virginia to spend the Holiday weekend. We have spent the past 2 Thanksgivings with his family so this year we had to change things up a bit and head down to mine.

It was an uneventful ride. I kept myself entertained on Twitter where I got word that it was snowing some flurries in Philadelphia for the parade this morning!

When we pulled into the driveway in Virginia we were immediate greeted by my family with food – and lots of it! We have pretty much been eating and drinking the entire day, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

We started off with some appetizers of kielbasa which is a type of Polish sausage. We pretty much have this at every holiday. It’s awesome. 

 DSC_1472 DSC_1473DSC_1474

My dad gets kielbasa from his cousins out in Northern Pennsylvania.

DSC_1446DSC_1445 

I enjoy mine on a Triscut with some horseradish sauce. Yum!

DSC_1448 

I forgot to start taking pictures until after we were halfway through the appetizers! I was too hungry! Whoops! Here is what it sort of looked like.

DSC_1449 DSC_1450 

I love enjoying this polish treat with a drink while catching up with the fam.

DSC_1455DSC_1456

Thumbs up!

DSC_1457

Jackson is not too much of a beggar, but when he knows there is something awesome on the table, he will stare at it with sad puppy eyes. 

 DSC_1460

Cheers to Thanksgiving in Virginia!

DSC_1461 

While we enjoyed our appetizers the turkey was cooking away.

DSC_1469 

Everything was cooking away so nicely in the kitchen, I snuck away from the fun to have a little photo shoot with the dining room.

DSC_1532 DSC_0002 DSC_0008 \ DSC_0010

What a beautiful place to dine!

DSC_1479 DSC_1481

I love how my mom set the table. So elegant.

 DSC_1483

All the table needs is some turkey!

DSC_1485

After getting a sneak peak of the dining room, I helped my mom in the kitchen.

DSC_1489 

While the boys watched football. Standard.

DSC_1491 

Jackson hung out with his grandpa

DSC_1496 DSC_1497  DSC_1501DSC_1505

Jackson loves coming to Virginia because he has so much space to run around

DSC_1511 DSC_1521

He also gets lots of extra love here too!

DSC_1528

Back to the bird!

 DSC_1530

For Thanksgiving in our family we have early appetizers followed by an early dinner. We skip lunch on Thanksgiving!

 DSC_1531

My mom pretty much makes the entire meal herself. She is a machine.

DSC_0015 

Fun in the kitchen with the ‘rents. Always a good time.

 DSC_0017 

Dad’s job every year is to cut the turkey.

  DSC_0025DSC_0026  

Jackson patiently waits for something (anything!) to drop.

DSC_0031DSC_0035 

This year my mom got a 12 pound turkey, which I find hilarious because that is heavier than Jackson! Ha!

DSC_0041 

Ready to slice and dice

DSC_0044 DSC_0045

Jackson and I were there for emotional support.

DSC_0057

Just out of reach

 DSC_0065DSC_0067

Love the cook!

DSC_0075  DSC_0079 DSC_0080 DSC_0081 DSC_0085 DSC_0086 DSC_0087

The fine china we use for the Holidays and special occasions is my parents wedding china. I think its so classic and pretty!

DSC_0091

Let’s take a tour of the set table, shall we?

DSC_0127 

Mashed sweet potato and corn

DSC_0130 DSC_0131

Jackson and fiancé taking in the table

 DSC_0135 DSC_0136

Cranberry sauce. Because no Thanksgiving is complete without it.

 DSC_0139

Green bean casserole

DSC_0141 DSC_0142

Gravy. Obviously.

DSC_0143 DSC_0144

Love me some old sterling silver from many years ago!

DSC_0147

Time to pour the wine and sit down for dinner.

 DSC_0149  DSC_0151

Jackson was sad he didn’t have a seat at the table.

DSC_0157 

Cheers to Thanksgiving dinner!

DSC_0164 

Here is what my plate looked like. It had a little bit of everything.

  DSC_0168 

Everything was delicious! Hats off to the chef!

DSC_0171 

Jackson eventually found himself a chair in the corner. He likes to sit and be able to watch what was going on.

 DSC_0174DSC_0178 DSC_0179

Time for some eating action shots, wouldn’t you say?

DSC_0184 DSC_0185

In attendance were both my parents.

 DSC_0187DSC_0192

As well as Fiancé, my brother and my uncle!

DSC_0188 

DSC_0194 DSC_0196  DSC_0200DSC_0202 

It was a fabulous Thanksgiving! Everything tasted awesome and I had a great time hanging out with my family!

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Now it’s time to go enjoy some dessert and then we are off to see Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1! Can’t wait! 

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What did you do for Thanksgiving today?

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What Are You Thankful for?

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is a day all about Giving Thanks – Here are some of the things I am thankful for in my life:

1) I am thankful for my family

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(Side Note: Dear Robert, I guess the first entire family group shot will be at the wedding, right? See you in May! )

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I am thankful for my family as my Superfans. They are an amazing support team and I couldn’t be happier every time they cheer me on!

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2) I am thankful for my friends.

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And all the amazing times we have had together.

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I am thankful for my oldest friends who’ve been with me through thick and thin.

I am thankful for amazing roommates and friends who share a deep love for tasty cocktails and Britney Spears with me.

I am thankful for my best mates who live up North and I don’t get to see as often as I would like.

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I am thankful for my new friends (and blends – aka Blog friends) who I have so much fun with on a very regular basis.

We love group get together especially PhilaFoodie Meet-ups!

Long, fun runs

and arts and crafts time!

I had met so many amazing people from the blog and am very thankful for the amazing friendships that have grown.

3) I am thankful for my ability to run.

Being able to run all the races I have run including my first two marathons has been a dream come true. I am thankful for every mile.

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4)I am thankful for Jackson. He is the light of my life.

5) And I am thankful for Love.

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I am thankful for all these things and so much more.

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And that makes me happy.

 

What are you thankful for?

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What Are You Thankful for?

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today is a day all about Giving Thanks – Here are some of the things I am thankful for in my life:

1) I am thankful for my family

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(Side Note: Dear Robert, I guess the first entire family group shot will be at the wedding, right? See you in May! )

Engagement Party 065

I am thankful for my family as my Superfans. They are an amazing support team and I couldn’t be happier every time they cheer me on!

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2) I am thankful for my friends.

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And all the amazing times we have had together.

maidofhonor 413maidofhonor 418

I am thankful for my oldest friends who’ve been with me through thick and thin.

I am thankful for amazing roommates and friends who share a deep love for tasty cocktails and Britney Spears with me.

I am thankful for my best mates who live up North and I don’t get to see as often as I would like.

joe's 111

I am thankful for my new friends (and blends – aka Blog friends) who I have so much fun with on a very regular basis.

We love group get together especially PhilaFoodie Meet-ups!

Long, fun runs

and arts and crafts time!

I had met so many amazing people from the blog and am very thankful for the amazing friendships that have grown.

3) I am thankful for my ability to run.

Being able to run all the races I have run including my first two marathons has been a dream come true. I am thankful for every mile.

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4)I am thankful for Jackson. He is the light of my life.

5) And I am thankful for Love.

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I am thankful for all these things and so much more.

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And that makes me happy.

 

What are you thankful for?

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