Our Thanksgiving Feast

This year our family has a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. We are thankful for the opportunities living abroad we have had, our family and friends and of course, the newest addition to our family. We celebrated our Thanksgiving feast on Saturday night with Katie and Andrew. We had a nice and relaxing day hanging out as a family and we all pitched in to cook all the fabulous food we had. Here are some pictures from throughout the weekend.

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Saturday morning we all woke up to a wonderful breakfast. We had a pumpkin french toast, apple date fritta, apple cake, fresh fruit and juice. Addy of course had milk.

Breakfast
Thanksgiving2014-11Thanksgiving2014-7-2Katie and I got to work. I made pumpkin pies and Katie made biscuits.

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Pumpkin Pies!
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Then, we tried to get some exercise and play time in for the day. We tried to take Addy into the pool for the first time. We got into our bathing suits successfully, but someone got a little overtired and cranky by the time we made it to the pool. Addy dipped her toes in, but then proceeded to fall asleep in Taylor’s arms. We were outside for about 20 minutes. We’ll try again next time!

Dressed and ready to go!
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Once our pool excursion was over we headed back to our house and got the turkey ready for the grill, relaxed and eventually started cooking the other sides. Thanksgiving2014-28 Thanksgiving2014-30Addy relaxed and watched the adults do all the work. Thanksgiving2014-40

Our Thanksgiving TableThanksgiving2014-44 Someone was mad that dinner was a tad delayed.Thanksgiving2014-48The Turkey
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Our feast included turkey, stuffing, broccoli, mashed potatoes and gravey, cranberries, rolls with homemade strawberry jelly and wine from our trip to New Zealand.

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Take a guess who’s piece of pie this is….Taylor’s. Thanksgiving2014-77 Thanksgiving2014-79

We loved having Katie and Andrew here to help us celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. Addy thought is was pretty terrific too!

Stay tuned for this coming weeks blog posts. Katie and Andrew will be updating you on their exciting travels and Taylor, Addy and I have some exciting things planned for December!

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