A Time to be Thankful

We celebrated Thanksgiving 2017 very similar to how we celebrated Thanksgiving 2016 – at home with just our little family of four. It was relatively relaxing and stress free.

Prior to Turkey Day, we joined Vivian for two Thanksgiving Feasts that she had at her preschool. Dan made mini cornbread muffins for the meal and it was just too cute to see Viv with her Indian and pilgrim hats on socializing with her friends.

Preschool Thanksgiving Feast

We also joined our Baker Ranch neighbors for a Friendsgiving in the park. Dan grilled (yes, grilled!) a turkey for the meal and although his experience started out with a small grease fire, the turkey turned out amazing in the end! He will definitely grill turkeys again!

Grilled Turkey

On Thanksgiving morning, we all ran in the Dana Point 5K Turkey Trot race. Dan pushed Lil in our jogging stroller and I pushed Viv in a similar jogging stroller that we borrowed from a friend. Viv and I beat Dan and Lil, just as we have done in the previous two family 5Ks that we have run, but our margin of winning is decreasing – eek! I won’t even mention our exact times because they are so abysmal. Such is life now, though, with no time and energy to work out (excuses, excuses!)!

Family 5K Turkey Trot

We had a fairly simple dinner at home with just the four of us. We spent the rest of the weekend hanging out, napping, decorating for Christmas, and visiting Zoomars, our local petting zoo.

Viv Petting a “Bunny Pig”

Lil Petting a Guinea Pig

Goat Nibbles and Tickles

Our Little Cowgirl

Happy Thanksgiving!

Our Little Indian and Pilgrim (and Viv’s Ginergerbread Turkey)

About Carrie

I'm a Midwest transplant in SoCal...spending my time exploring, questioning, reading, writing, baking, skiing, and running.
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2 Responses to A Time to be Thankful

  1. Robini says:

    Wow – a grilled Turkey sounds amazing – were you able to fit it in the fridge in the bucket per the instructions? Congrats on beating Dan in the Turkey Trot. I am jealous of your local petting zoo, and glad you got a chance to relax!

    • Carrie says:

      Um…err…no, we could not fit the bucket in the fridge. The turkey was still partially frozen when we started the brining process, so we just let it continue to thaw during the brine. We just set the bucket in our kitchen sink overnight. Don’t tell the health department!

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