Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving, #joydare

Our first Thanksgiving back in South Dakota. The guest list started small, grew, and then ended up very manageable with LOTS of leftovers.

Maggie and I started the day with a 5k with Tammy & her girls. This was a first for both of us. It was a lot of fun and I think will be a good tradition -- especially if we bring the whole family (including Rusty) next year.
I made my usual apple cider brined turkey (actually made 2), mashed potatoes, smashed sweet potatoes, asparagus, green beans and, of course, gravy. The Moms brought dessert (Jessie enjoyed the Cool Whip). 

48. Extended family
49. Football
50. Turkey
51. The smells of the meal cooking
52. Mashed potatoes
53. Sweet potatoes
54. Bacon, bacon, bacon
55. Walking a 5k with Maggie, Tammy, Alyssa, Amy & Taylor
56. Peppermint Hot Chocolate
57. The feeling of being too full, so content
58. Spending the day surrounded by family, even unexpected family

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