11.25.2012

THANKSGIVING WITH ALL MY LOVINS


i have more to be grateful for this year than a person should ever need in this lifetime. i'm healthy, i'm loved... brandon's beard has gotten so long it tickles his upper lip... what ever did i do to deserve such a manly beard grower in this lifetime? truly. 

this thanksgiving will go down in history as one of the best yet. we fit my ten most favorite people around my tiny dinner table in my tiny new york apartment, and then i finally forced myself to try a slice of pecan pie.

i am now obsessed with pecan pie.

here are a few photos from our little manhattan thanksgiving. i hope yours was warm and cozy, that your whipped cream was creamy, and that your sweet potatoes had aaaaaaall the mini marshmallows on top your cute little heart desired.

imma start us out with a photo of my dad snoozing, as this is the officially recognized national symbol of thanksgiving.

(olive hands, haters to the left)

and a quick photo from the night before, when we all walked through the macy's balloon blow up party.

i use the term "party" here loosely... because it was not a party. a woman tried to start a fight with me for trying to cross the street, and in the process of cooling things down i even touched her shoulder, which is new york speak for  "woman, i will THROW DOWN on you," because in new york you do not touch strangers unless you really mean business. and i really meant business. living here has made me just about fearless when it comes to arguing with total strangers. which is probably not a good thing.

where was i.


taduhhh

AND NOW IT IS CHRISTMAS!

42 comments :

  1. Two cuties in Spiderman outfits? Too much cuteness!

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  2. That bottom photo is so precious! Being British, the idea of Thanksgiving is awfully strange to me (I mean, sweet potatoes with marshmallows?!) but seeing pictures like these always make me wish I was American. Or at least knew more Americans who were inclined to invite me round their houses for the occasion.

    Charlotte at www.ginandginger.co.uk :)

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  3. I LOVE that wooden arrow spoon. I tried pecan pie for the first time last Christmas, turns out I was missin' out all those years!
    www.jenmcclain.blogspot.com

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  4. i just love reading your blog, thanks for all the fun thanksgiving photos!

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  5. Okay, could that BE a more perfect Thanksgiving? (Chandler Bing alert!) It all looks freakin' awesome.

    Seriously, though, it makes me wish we celebrated it down here in Australia. Drat!

    Also?

    That instagram wall is brilliant. BRILLIANT, I tells ya! I might just have to copy that fab idea of yours one day, mmmkay?

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  6. It all looks totally delicious, love all your photos :)

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  7. I am definitely Team Olives, as well- it's kind of a tradition! And ohhh, I will keep that in mind when I go to NYC: no touching. Got it.

    xo

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  8. oh thank you for your confession about arguing with total strangers... you say ny has done that to you, but for me it's been motherhood. and i too am not proud of that trait...

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  9. So glad you were able to spend Thanksgiving with all your favorite people!! I've never been to the parade...but it's definitely on my list of things to do.

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  10. Waiter. There is too much pepper on my paprikash, but I would be proud to partake of your pecan pie. <3 the pecan pie

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  11. Very cool. Looks like you all had a lovely family-filled celebration, which is what the holidays are all about! x

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  12. "and now it is Christmas" Yes!! Yes, it is! We fit a ton of people in our tiny house this weekend for a second Thanksgiving for everyone (but third for us. i am so fat now.)

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  13. you and your sisters are triplets!!! also your dad and huck look so much alike it is hilarious. glad you had a great weekend!

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  14. Ok, that's it, I'm dyeing my hair and becoming a Lovin. You guys know how to do the holidays up right!

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  15. another thought..i honestly don't understand how you have internet haters? i can only think it's because there is nothing but to love natthefatrat and some people never grew out of their childishness and don't know what to do with their admiration and they turn it into hate. weirdos.

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  16. 1. Your sweater is adorbs
    2. WHERE can I get that pig bowl? I need seven of them and then I need to learn how to make soup to fill them with!
    Glad you didn't throw down with a stranger!
    xx,
    Kate at ummmnowwhat.blogspot.com

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  17. haha - i'm the same way about arguing with strangers after living in nyc. do not mess cuz i am ready for you.

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  18. I love the five finger olive wave...it brings me back. And now on to the next holiday!

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  19. looks like a great time!! and that sweet potato casserole looks amazing!!!

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  20. What on earth is that in your 'my favourite thanksgiving dish' photo? Looks like marshmallows and tomato sauce? Sincerely, a very confused Aussie.. ;-)

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  21. Thank you for reminding me WHY I would be afraid to visit New York. I'm non confrontational and easily intimidated. Can you say "Crawl into a hole?"

    Glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving isn't Thanksgiving without someone dozing...

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  22. Love the whole post, you have become my favorite blogger.
    Side note. I met your sister Alex when we went to BYU-Hawaii, you both are so beautiful!

    -Lauren from "The How To Blog"
    laurenelizabethrogers.blogspot.com

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  23. When that lady tried to argue with you, you should have said, "Do you know who I AM!?!?!?" Because, hello...you are Natthefatrat. That's RIGHT- haters to the left!!! :)

    On another note, I went to a super small, private Christian College in the midwest where all the boys held open the doors and you smiled and said hello on the side walk whether you knew the person or not...

    Guys. That has RUINED me as far as city-sidewalk exchanges. I have NO idea what to do. Smile? Nod? Act Natural? Be creepy? Ignore them? Be rude?

    I need a lifetime in NYC, it seems.

    We ended my weekend with a throwing-up-husband and horrible traffic. Thanks for brightening my day with your blog once I got home. :)

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  24. That throw down story is hilarious! Totally made my night!

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  25. Every time I read your blog my go-to response is "too freakin' cute". I'm getting samey.
    I love a beard too. Especially ginger ones. But I am the ginger one in our family and my husbands Asian genes have won out making ginger beard growing an impossibility. But who knows what teh menopause will bring?
    Also-mini marshmallows and sweet potatoes?! Yours sincerely, a confused Irish blogger.

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  26. aaaawwww spider-man huck is too cute!!

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  27. you sis looks just like you!! darling!

    My husband has a ginger beard as well. Ginger bearders unite!

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  28. Love the doilies! My great grandmother left us a HUGE pile of her old hand made doilies. I have 4 sisters and we all made my mother make table runner doilies. All connected and all in crazy different patterns. Totally vintage awesomeness. I know she'd be happy seeing we are enjoying something she loved making.

    Have you ever done a "home tour"?? I'd like to see your tiny apartment. Flats in Scotland are pretty small too! Well, everything in Europe is smaller for that matter.

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  29. Sweet potatoes and marsh mallows? SAY WHAT??? that is definately not on our menu over here in England - not sure if i'm happy about that or not? Tell me - what is the texture? what does it taste like? What do you eat it with!!!!!????? I love Sweet potatoe, I havn't had marsh mallows in years - I can't even imagine them together!!!!! (can you tell I am in shock from all these exclamation marks?)

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  30. Pecan pie <3

    Lovely family pictures!

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  31. As usual, loved this whole post. And go team olives!

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  32. LOVE Huck as a mini spiderman! Happy Holidays

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  33. sounds like a great thanksgiving--and team olives all the way!

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  34. I'm gonna need to know where you got the heart sweater???

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  35. I also am obsessed with pecan pie. If you find a fantastic recipe... let me know. I love trying out your recipes.

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  36. Damn it! You're funny and precious and cool at the same time. Not cool:)

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  37. Aw! Gorgeous family photos. Yay for Christmas now !!!!

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  38. I had a moment of "there's Natalie! no - wait...THERE'S Natalie". You look like your sisters. Or, actually, they look like you. :)

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  39. The olive on the fingers is classic, and candied yams are my favorite too! I remember always grabbing extra marshmallows, because let's face it, you can NEVER have too many marshmallows.

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  40. Okay, your little family is just too perfect for words! Sweet potatoes have over the years become one of my favorite dishes. Have still not tried Pecan Pie, but you may have convinced me for next time! ;)
    xo TJ

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