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Thanksgiving #2 (of 3) Recap

Yup. On to Thanksgiving #2. You can read about #1 here.

The day after Thanksgiving was spent with my mom’s side of the family. Instead of cooking a whole feast again, we took my grandparents out to sushi. You know, the food of the pilgrims.


One thing I’m thankful for- my sister got a new camera for her birthday and won’t stop taking pictures. It makes my job significantly easier cause y’all know I can never remember to take photos of my food like a good blogger.

My mom’s side of the family: The photo on the right is with my grandma’s caregiver, Raja. She’s an amazing lady who is great with my grandmother (who has dementia) and my grandfather (who has Parkinson’s disease).

family thanksgivinggrandparents thanksgiving

Even though she isn’t smiling, I’m fairly certain (she no longer speaks) my grandma had a good time. She ate really well, watched everyone, and was quiet (she yells when she is scared or uncomfortable).

After lunch, I worked some more on grad school apps for a little while, and then it was time to get ready for dinner with my aunt and uncle from out of town.

I made my quinoa (tripled the batch actually haha).


We also had salmon, sausage, salad, my dad’s famous turkey soup (always makes it after Thanksgiving), sweet potatoes, and green beans. I swear all I’ve done the past few days is eat.

sweet potatoes turkey soup

Later in the evening, my sister got to open up her birthday present from my aunt and uncle. And then, because my birthday is later this week, I got to open mine!

I never got the photo from my sister, but imagine a big dorky grin on my face as I hold the 2 books, standing in between my aunt and uncle.

eat and runthe ultimate beginner's running guide

Eat & Run by Scott Jurek and The Ultimate Beginner’s Running Guide by Ryan Robert

So. Freaking. Pumped. I cannot wait to read these!

Another great day filled with family, love, laughter, eating, and more eating.

What’d you do the day after Thanksgiving?

Have you read either of those books?

16 thoughts on “Thanksgiving #2 (of 3) Recap

  1. I haven’t read either of those books, but I have wanted to read Scott’s book for a long time. I just finished Mile Markers and may or may not be giving it away on the blog later today :). There is something about running books that are SO inspirational!

  2. i haven’t read those two yet, but Scott Jurek’s book has been on my list for a while. have you read Born to Run? freaking amazing. currently about to start Dean Karnazes’ Ultramarathonman. love these running inspirational reads. 🙂

          1. Yes! Haha my sister asked me to run errands with her and asked if I was hungry…I was like, SUSHI! It was so so good

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