Happy Thanksgiving, From Our Family to Yours

Well friends, the holiday season is officially and truly upon us! Over the course of our almost seven years together (yikes!), the Thanksgiving holiday for myself and Chris has taken on a bit of a traditional feel. We usually have Thanksgiving with my mom’s side of the family on the actual day — where Chris runs the New Paltz Turkey Trot in the mornings and we make pumpkin soup to contribute to the meal — and then spend Friday with my dad’s side of the family for a second holiday feast.

Here’s a bit of what our holiday looked like this year …

Upstate New York Thanksgiving.

^^ The New Paltz Turkey Trot is held right around the super cute downtown shopping area.^^ The New Paltz Turkey Trot is held right around the super cute downtown shopping area.

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^^ This lovely business decided to set up some fire pits outside the Start line before the race. It was a lifesaver in the 18 degree weather!^^ This lovely business decided to set up some fire pits outside the start line before the race.
It was a lifesaver in the 18 degree weather!

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^^I loved taking shots here. Everyone is so nice and friendly, and so anxious to get their day of feasting on.^^I loved taking shots here. Everyone is so nice and friendly, and so anxious to get their day of feasting on.

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^^ Feisty running sneaks.^^ Feisty running sneaks.

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^^ And here's my husband, coming in with the fast people.^^ And here’s my husband, coming in with the fast people.

^^ My mom's dog was feeling thankful for my lap.^^ My mom’s dog was feeling thankful for my lap.

^^ Pumpkin soup beginnings ...^^ Pumpkin soup beginnings …

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^^ So thankful for this family^^ So thankful for this family

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^^ Grams, taking her first sips of beer in over a decade. The end result? "They're making them more bitter than they used to!"^^ Grams, taking her first sips of beer in over a decade. The end result?
“They’re making them more bitter than they used to!”

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^^ Birthday cakes for two birthday boys^^ Birthday cakes for two birthday boys

^^ A very happy birthday to my stepdad Robert, so will always be a kid at heart^^ A very happy birthday to my stepdad Robert, so will always be a kid at heart

New Jersey Thanksgiving.

^^ Our traditional NJ Thanksgiving Broccoli & Cauliflower Bake^^ Our traditional NJ Thanksgiving Broccoli & Cauliflower Bake

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^^ Chris and I brought back his favorite children's book from Australia for Rory. It's called "There's a Possum in the House," and we're told it's now one of his favorites.^^ Chris and I brought back his favorite children’s book from Australia for Rory.
It’s called “There’s a Possum in the House,” and we’re told it’s now one of his favorites.

^^ And of course it wouldn't be Thanksgiving without Chris concocting up some cocktails.^^ And of course it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Chris concocting up some cocktails.

So that’s it friends — another Thanksgiving in the books. The next few weeks before Christmas are so full of fun things, I can barely stand it. We have a Super Secret Birthday Trip next weekend for my stepdad (my second Super Secret birthday trip this year … how great am at keeping secrets!), lots of fun dinner and drink plans and a weekend in the city with my nephew and the rest of our fam. Then it’s off to Vermont for my Aunt and Uncle’s holiday gift to us, and a celebration for our one year wedding anniversary.

Bis bald, friends!

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