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We were feeling thankful for health and friends this year.  Our friends rounded us up in the ‘cation house‘ for a feast that included a lot of fun, folks and laughs.  We hope that your holiday was just as cheery!

 

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Are you looking forward to turkey and pumpkin pie?  I sure am.

If you have any spare time and want to create the cool banner in the photo below, check out the instructional here.

We hope the world is happy and at peace for a long weekend and have a great holiday –

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Some images from our long holiday weekend from instagram: we used my cousin’s lovely china for our thanksgiving meal, and outside (finally! at the end of November!) our Japanese Maple turned a fire engine red. The weather was so balmy on the day after Thanksgiving that we took our cousins to Flushing Meadow Park – where we rode the Cobra-coaster and ran around the World’s Fair Globe. Then a reprieve from turkey: some tacos from Tortilleria Nixtamal in Corona! (I’m only regretful that I didn’t get a shot of the perfect turkey meal that my husband spearheaded… it was so tasty).

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Ah finally we got to go to a place that I remember so fondly as the ‘school field trip’ location of my youth! When I was young we regularly went here (and to Sturbridge Village) – so often that I felt as if I had both memorized. But a lot has changed since then. It was a hot day, and I’m happy my kids made it through without too much complaint.

We arrived on a day when they had a demonstration of cooking/baking in the 1680s – and they pointed out that since wheat and sugar were rarely plentiful, a cake or ‘butter pie’ like the one seen below was an extra special treat. I was fascinated to learn that part of the reason why people back in England kept rumoring Plimoth as a ‘paradise’ was largely due to the fact that the pilgrims could eat whatever they caught. According to the actors at the site – swan, deer, pheasants etc were game that – when captured back in England – was considered the King’s property and only he could eat it. Who knew? The thought that our country may’ve been started largely based on the culinary boredom of English eaters kind of makes me giggle…

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We had a quiet and picturesque drive upstate on Thanksgiving morning – with just a slight snow shower that coated the terrain on most of the way. See some shots below of our making name tags for the table with cousin Jake, grandma reading stories and siblings playing in snow – and we got to go here again too!

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I’m embarrassed to say… or maybe a little pleased to say.. that I have nearly nothing to post about this week. For the first time in awhile we stayed at home. Our new home. And enjoyed doing a lot of nothing.

Although it’s been a bit of a sad start to the year with my dad passing, I also have many things to be thankful for – like our health, and our new comfy home, and new friends. Oh and that big amazing pile of food that we are about to indulge in (thanks grandma and grandpa!) I hope you have lots to be thankful for too. Happy Thanksgiving!

this pretty photo from theoutlawmom.com

this pretty photo from theoutlawmom.com

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We were back in Rochester to see family – where there were 8 inches of snow waiting for us. The kids loved sledding, eating turkey and lighting candles all in the same weekend! And the song lyrics ‘over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go’ had new meaning to the kids while we pulled them through the woods out back…
(see how warm last Thanksgiving was, here!)

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