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November 27, 2011

giving of thanks


Although we had an early Thanksgiving celebration a few weeks back, I still had to celebrate just one more time on the actual day with a mini roast dinner. I feel full of gratitude for so many things in my life, it only made sense to look at this holiday as a chance to fully realize how lucky I am for my family and friends. I started the day off by talking to my family back home as they sat around the dinner table, introduced my co-workers to the joys of pumpkin pie, drank wine as dinner came together and convinced J and his parents to let me listen to Christmas carols while we ate dinner. Mashed potatoes, stuffing, cranberry sauce and Bing Crosby -what more could a girl ask for? 

The rest of the weekend was equally as peaceful and productive: a sleep in while the rain poured, sewing xmas presents as the sun came out, phone calls to Boston, an afternoon nap, a long run and finally meeting up with friends for a night out in Manly.  Sunday saw a bit of xmas shopping, swimming, surfing, blogging, laundry, another run by the beach, food shopping and finally sitting in front of the TV while I knit and watch Escape To the Country - thankful indeed. 

6 comments:

Anna said...

Happy Thanksgiving.

Sounds like a perfect weekend.

NRC♥ said...

Sounds yummy!
I've always wondered what does pumpkin pie taste like?

NRC♥

jody said...

Sounds like fun, Happy Thanksgiving! x

morgan said...

looks lovely! I love the little pie tarts:) you can never have too many Thanksgiving celebrations! oh & thanks for stopping by my little blog space!

kristi said...

happy thanksgiving. x

Kylie said...

what a beautiful meal! so glad you stopped by my blog :) i want to eat that mini pumpkin pie right off the screen! yum!

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