Friday, December 2, 2011

Thanksgiving Memories

I know that it's a little late for a Thanksgiving recap and I'm super delinquent in posting this but it was such a special holiday that I can't move on to Christmas posting yet without sharing a little bit here on the blog.  This Thanksgiving was memorable for a few reasons:  it was my first time hosting Thanksgiving, my cousins came from Connecticut for the holiday, and filling our new home with family from near and far really felt like a true housewarming for me.  Instead of a bunch of stories or any recipes (most of what I made is on last year's Thanksgiving post), here are some photos!

Baby girl trying to "help" as we started cooking in our pjs on Thanksgiving morning

My cousin, a veteran at hosting Thanksgiving, giving me some help stuffing the cavity of the turkeys with herbs

Baby girl getting some cuddles from big cousin - the two blue-eyed brown-haired girls :)

Hard at work making place cards for the tables

The final product

Getting to use some of my Grandma Vi's dishes was really special for me on Thanksgiving.  Although we didn't celebrate too many Thanksgivings together because we lived far apart, I thought of her a lot this holiday.

What's Thanksgiving in Southern California without swimming in a heated pool?

My dad and his brother intently carving turkey with some supervision from my cousin's son.

My nephew's first Thanksgiving!

The turkey!

The spread (yes, there are 3 kinds of stuffing . . . )

Playing games after supper - one of my favorite parts of Thanksgiving.


  1. Aww, Bec, these photos are so sweet to see. I love that you got to all be together for Thanksgiving. oxox

  2. Wow! I'm so glad to hear it was a special time! That looks like quite a spread! Fun to have cousins together too, and I can't believe how adorable your nephew is! Can you believe that for about a year, I've had your blog bookmarked on one of your 12/2010 entries, and I had been checking back regularly, thinking there had been no posts? I had the wrong page bookmarked! So now I'm back and updated! I didn't like my unintended vacation from your blog! Oh, and I'd love to try that cheese place in Claremont with you sometime! YUM.

  3. Love the pics! Place cards and Gma Vi's dishes are fun to see :)

  4. Looks amazing! Well done. I am glad that it was so much fun, too, I know that you were looking forward to it.