giving thanks

In 2 days time we will be gathered together eating one of the most massive meals in history.
I'm seriously looking forward to this meal.
In fact I have been since I found out I was pregnant. To be pregnant and enjoying food during the holidays is one of the best gifts ever.
Seriously. You should try it. Stretchy pants are in.
Sweet Pea is off from school all week so we have a few relaxing and fun activities planned (if getting rid of toys is fun or relaxing) and some baking.
Soon enough it will be time to get all our ingredients for some delicious mac'n'cheese and I have serious plans to put the kid to work grating cheese.
Mostly I'm looking forward to spending time w/ the family.
Hanging out and sharing laughs while breaking bread is one of my favorite pastimes and something I look forward to.
We're spending the day with Babe's side of the family + my dad.
I know there will be a ton of food, many laughs and good times to be had by all.
The whole season just makes me feel all kinds of good inside.
This weekend we will be pulling out the Christmas decor and making it sparkle up in here!
I'm DEFINITELY excited about that.
But mostly I'm looking forward to curling up on the couch in front of a fire, with candles lit and watching a terrible trilogy of movies and/or reading a good book.
As much as I L-O-V-E summer I am growing to enjoy this time of year as well.
Festive lights and music, family & friends. And food. glorious,overflowing in abundance, food.
Some of what we will be consuming:
3 turkeys (2 fried , 1 oven roasted)
Prime Rib
Honey Baked Ham
Paula Dean's Ultimate Lady's Cheesy Macaroni
Monkey Bread
Oyster Dressing
Cranberry Sauce
Candied Yams
Pumpkin Cheesecake
Banana Pudding
Apple Pie (4)
Potato Salad
Sweet Potato Pie
Red Beans & Rice
String Beans
Honey Baked Ham
Peach Cobbler

I may be forgetting a few items but you get the idea. I told you - we go hard.

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?
What foods do you look forward to?


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