11.25.2011

HAPPY THANKSGEEVING BACK


i was so excited to haul out all the family recipes and do thanksgiving up all the way, every single side dish, right on down to the costco pumpkin pie. 

i suffered only minor injuries and managed to get everything finished at the same time (except really really early--turkeys don't take nearly as long to roast as i imagined), and amazingly, everything tasted exactly the way i remember.  not bad for a rookie!



we still don't have a dining table, so we had our thanksgiving picnic-style on the floor. i thought it was sort of romantic. so there, tables!









ok, but huck got to sit in a chair. ;)

24 comments :

  1. I'm thankful for the cheeriness of your blog, and how you remind me all the time to look at my life in a positive and excited way. Your faith inspires me so much!

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  2. I just wanted to say, I know the exact moment of the quote from your title. and I thought the exact thing earlier this morning. ...and thought of you, naturally.
    Happy Thanksgiving, thanks for being a great blogger!

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  3. zip zip rose

    happy thanksgiving!

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  4. i am thankful for your blog and the way you are helping me through this very difficult time of secondary infertility...i know that i'm just waiting for the right next baby too. and that when he or she finally comes it will be worth the wait.

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  5. You are just so funny. Even a Thanksgiving post is hilarious. Thanks for being awesome.

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  6. i've said "happy thanksgeeving back" 100 times today, as well as "get on another line".

    we're just too funny, me and you.

    okay, i loved this post though! i did. thank YOU for that.

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  7. what a lovely thanksgiving dinner! and all good things you are thankful for. : )

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  8. we had all of our dinners on the floor picnic style (with my baby in his bumbo) when we first moved into our apartment...i kinda miss them when i see your thanksgiving!
    Smoking Crayolas Blogspot

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  9. OMG, that photo wall! OMG! <3

    Happy Thanksgiving!! :)

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  10. What an awesome thanksgiving post! Here at Mormon Market we are grateful for bloggers like you who put out such positive content out on the internet. Thank you!

    Bradley
    mormonmarket.com

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  11. Your blog and instagram pictures are so lovely and inspiring. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself! Have a wonderful day with your sweet baby and cutie pie husband!

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  12. Thank YOU for making me smile each day with your amazing well written musings. You're kind of awesome. Happy Thanksgiving! :)

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  13. I'm not sure which is more beautiful, your dinner or this post! I became a stay-at-home mom this year, and every time I hold my new girl I feel so lucky, too. Your blog is one of the best places on the internet, so I'm glad for the Salon article that brought me here! Your writing is a blessing.

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  14. I am thankful that I have you to brighten my world with your words. Your love for your family is a wonderful beacon.

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  15. I loved reading this. It made me happy, and at the risk of also sounding sentimental... I am thankful I found your blog. This is a cool place, nice and kind, inspiring, funny and all the rest. xo emma

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  16. Well we're thankful for you Natalie, you are a ray of sunshine in what is sometimes a grey day! Many Thanksgiving wishes to you and your beautiful little family, Huck is a lucky little boy to have a Momma like you!

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  17. I am IMPRESSED at this meal! Kudos to you!

    And 1:00 is definitely not too early for dinner. Then you get to enjoy leftovers that very same day. It's Thanksgiving magic!

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  18. what a cute first thanksgiving! the doilies are a great touch. i love that you watch the dog show; i thought i was the only one!

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  19. i want to do THAT next year. i'm not traveling. it's official.

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  20. i am thankful for you. your testimony, so lovingly shared is amazing. i think about the atonement too, while making my pie crusts no less, remembering my grandma, how she taught me, missing her, but knowing i will see her again. merry christmas!!

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  21. Better late than never - but I'm so very thankful for you, your funny, deep, silly, wise thoughts and experiences. And your boys. Thanks for sharing it all with us! Happy belated Thanksgiving!

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  22. I have been reading your Blog for the past week from the beginning and I love all of your You've Got Mail references! I always say Happy Thanksgiving Back and no one ever gets it! Love your Blog! I am almost caught up to real life! I'm gonna be sad when i don't have post after post to read every day!

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