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The Picture of a Beautiful Thanksgiving

November 25, 2011

We had a great Thanksgiving 2011, starting with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and ending with Thanksgiving episodes of The West Wing. Here’s a recap of Turkey Day highlighting a few things for which I am thankful.

I am thankful for food to cook …

My beautiful Erin Condrin planner (I’m a nerd, I know) …

My sous chef who helped with the cranberry sauce …

Cooking my first garden pumpkin in the oven …

Which turned into this Pumpkin Praline Dessert

I am thankful for my home and a big kitchen to cook in …

And A LOT of dishes …

I am thankful for a beautiful fall afternoon …

And our annual “turkey trot” neighborhood walk, which this year, included a bike ride …

My little turkey …

I am thankful for my wonderful sisters (including the one giving thanks in Iowa) …

My sister Sari’s (and the Pioneer Woman’s) burgundy mushrooms and bacon-bleu cheese biscuits …

I am thankful for Mr. Turkey …

More food …

And most of all, I am thankful for my family!

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

23 Comments leave one →
  1. November 25, 2011 9:19 pm

    *sigh* Happy Thanksgiving! It looks like a feast and everyone had a GREAT time! (Thanks for the peek into your kitchen…I’m always curious to see what their cook spaces look like)

  2. November 25, 2011 9:44 pm

    It looks like you had an amazing Thanksgiving! Everything looks so yummy, and your sister your left…looks like you! Haha! Beautiful family! Enjoy your weekend! Happy Holidays!

  3. November 25, 2011 11:39 pm

    This is so sweet. Thank you for sharing. And all that food! What a feast. So glad you had a wonderful holiday. 🙂

  4. November 26, 2011 12:16 am

    Looks like a lot of delicious foods and precious memories were being made and shared at your Thanksgiving. I’m glad your holiday was a special one. I wish you and your family a lovely rest of the weekend. 🙂

  5. November 26, 2011 5:08 am

    What an amazing and delicious recap!! I love the pics of Sophie on her bike on the perfect fall day. Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. November 26, 2011 6:43 am

    What a fun peek into your beautiful family and day, Leah. Happy Thanksgiving!! 🙂

  7. November 26, 2011 7:20 am

    What a beautiful family day Leah. Thanks for sharing!

  8. November 26, 2011 7:31 am

    A beautifully rich, colorful day – in every way. Lovely post, thank you for sharing with us!

  9. November 26, 2011 9:18 am

    Looks like everything was delicious…especially that dessert, YUM!

  10. November 26, 2011 9:39 am

    Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing. I love those fall leaves — not how I picture San Diego, I wish we had leaves like that! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  11. November 26, 2011 11:17 am

    Lovely post! Thanks for sharing your holiday pics. Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Happy holidays!

  12. November 26, 2011 3:46 pm

    Beautiful and YUM!!!

  13. November 26, 2011 5:29 pm

    Beautiful! You did such a great job photographing our delicious feast. I am thankful for you. 🙂

  14. November 26, 2011 5:54 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving, a bit late, lol. You’re much more on the ball than I am. No pictures in my Thanksgiving Reflections post. Your neighborhood looks so much prettier than it is here; we have down tree branches piled on the curbs from the Oct.. nor’easter storm that did multiple millions of dollars within communities: multiple billions statewide. Your photos were a pleasant respite and a reminder of what it usually is here.

  15. November 26, 2011 8:28 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving! That food all looks so good (even though I ate enough to never want to see Thanksgiving food again!) Your sisters look so much like you 🙂

  16. November 26, 2011 8:59 pm

    Looks like it was a fantastic day. Love your food photos!

  17. November 27, 2011 7:18 pm

    Four things:
    1. Those burgundy mushrooms are amazing- they were on our table last Thanksgiving.
    2. I’m so envious of your weather- shorts in November!
    3. Aren’t sisters the best?
    4. I die over your sweet daughter’s eyelashes… they are amazing!
    Happy Thanksgiving to you!

  18. November 27, 2011 7:33 pm

    What a beautiful celebration! Looks like you had a gorgeous feast! Thanks so much for your kind comment today. It meant a lot to me ( -:

  19. November 28, 2011 9:56 am

    Your photos are always so beautiful, Leah, and — boy! — can you cook! I would love to be your sous chef too!

  20. November 28, 2011 5:09 pm

    The leaves on the trees are beautiful! They are the same way here, only lasts a short time though. Looks like it was a special day 🙂

  21. November 28, 2011 5:35 pm

    Your spread looks like it was FANTASTIC. I’m coming to your house for Thanksgiving next year ;-0


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