I love Thanksgiving. It’s just a great day to spend with family. You don’t have to worry about gifts, you just eat, drink and be merry!
This year we went to my sisters house. We trade off between my family and my husband’s family every year and then we host everyone at our house for Christmas! It works well and this year was my sister and my brother-in-laws first Thanksgiving in there new house.
We started the morning off early. My older son and I bundled up and headed into town to run in the Turkey Trot 5K. It was a cold and windy morning, but he was so excited to run his first 5K! I figured it would take us about 45 minutes to an hour to complete with a 5-year-old and we clocked in at 51:51. He was so excited to cross the finish line and they announced his name as the youngest finisher! The race director told me he was probably the youngest finisher in the history of the race and he is making him a special trophy! I think this will definitely become a tradition, it was an awesome way to kick-off the day.
After a quick trip back home to clean up and change, we were on the road to my sister’s house. My husband decided to take back roads there and they ended up being roads that my dad would take when I went to work with him! The bit of nostalgia and pretty scenery made the hour-ish ride very enjoyable.
We munched on some light snacks and sipped some mimosas while my mom a.k.a “Gaga” finished up making our feast.
Then, the table was set and dinner was served – yum!
I had a little bit of everything, can you tell that I like the sides more than the turkey? And I followed it up with some awesome spinach salad.
…and onto dessert! My Uncle always brings a banana cream pie and eclairs from Luigi’s in Bridgeport. They are my favorites! I also had a little chocolate bottle filled with cognac and some much needed coffee to counteract all the running and eating.
We weren’t done yet, though! We took a quick hike after dessert and then had some Viking Blod Mead by the fire, while the boys had some bowls of whipped cream (hey, it’s a holiday!)
It was a wonderfully exhausting day and I can’t wait to get together with everyone on Christmas!
Please let the turkey fall, please let the turkey fall….