Gobble Gobble Gobble Whoops

Sure, sure, everyone is probably tired of reading about Thanksgiving and Turkey festivities, but I’m not; at least not until this post is finished 🙂 Last week on Jenn’s edition of WIAW, a number of bloggers shared what they would be having.   I’ve decided to share a photodump of what I did indulge in and what I did do over the past few days.  Simply because I can.

I’ve said it before, but this past Thanksgiving was a little different since 1) I was on the East Coast and 2) I wasn’t with my actual family.  I was with family friends, people I’ve known since I was born, so I guess you could say I was with family.  Honestly the mini break was exactly what I needed – no stress, nothing to do, just run, rest, eat, and watch football all weekend long.  The one thing I did miss terribly was our annual town turkey trot.  It’s an easy 5k and serves as a mini-reunion for people in town.  I used to run it with my cross country team, those who had made varsity sporting personalized felt capes, and in recent years have run with chased after my sister.  I guess you could say Thanksgiving morning is my favorite holiday – 5k with the fam, breakfast out with teammates or waffles back at home as we watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade, then lots of moseying around the house (in t-shirt and shorts mind you…it’s normally 65 or 70F).

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Arrived around 5 to the Philly Train Station.  I wasn’t planning on getting picked up until 6 or later, so when I saw pumpkin ice cream, it was a match made in heaven.  Might as well get the week started right.

Here’s something strange…we actually partook in family breakfasts.  Usually when I’m home it’s a free-for-all, but here we sat down to enjoy fluffy quiche and pumpkin french toast, oatmeal pancakes, and eggs and fruit salad the last.  I was also a fan of the homemade kale smoothies and homemade granola that greeted us each morning. 🙂

IMG_1470_Fotor_CollageYeah, the bottom right isn’t exactly breakfast, but we sure enjoyed our fair share of pie and pumpkin/vanilla ice cream.  You know, I think I enjoyed Ben & Jerry’s rendition of pumpkin ice cream over Trader Joe’s.  Though I do adore TJ’s, it was a bit sugary (gasp…shocker for this girl’s sweet tooth) and lacked the gingersnap bits.

Last but not least, the FEAST my friends.  IMG_1470_Fotor_Collage

I did not run as much as I would have thought, simply because my body still feels exhausted.  I’m not sure if this has to do with the race last weekend or maybe I’m just a little tuckered out or I’m just being a whimp.  Anyhoo, a few days off felt nice and I didn’t feel too guilty about it.  #success

We did balance the weekend off with a TON of football – crystal clear picture, awesome endings (Auburn v. Alabama anyone?), and a more than comfortable couch.  I like to think I fit right in and considered myself one of the siblings, making myself at home 🙂 It honestly was the perfect way to spend a weekend.

What was your favorite part of the Thanksgiving weekend?

“Never apologize for showing feeling. When you do so, you apologize for truth.”
– Benjamin Disraeli

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12 thoughts on “Gobble Gobble Gobble Whoops

  1. I have to say I’m slightly disappointed. When I saw your instagram this morning, I totally thought the ice cream was breakfast today! That’s alright though, I’ll forgive you for Ben and Jerry’s. It’s just as good at night and I probably wouldn’t eat it at breakfast either 😉 That being said, I’m so glad you had a blast with your family friends and that you felt right at home! Being a guest in someone else’s home can be so awkward sometimes so it’s awesome that you have people over here on the east coast that you feel comfortable walking in and plopping down on the couch with 🙂 It would be hard not to with fancy gourmet breakfasts like those~

  2. Oooh, so many good eats! And a relaxing weekend.. that’s perfect! My Thanksgiving weekend was not really relaxing haha.. being “home” never is for me, because there’s just not enough time to see everyone. It was good though!

  3. I made a sweet potato casserole just like yours- half marshmellows, half nuts. That dish is always my favorite part of the meal, aside from the desserts of course! My favorite part about Thanksgiving was being with my family and lounging in sweats.

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