Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

Most years Stephen and I get to spend Thanksgiving Day split between both of our families. It just so happens to work out that his family eats lunch and mine eats dinner. So that means we end up incredibly stuffed, but we wouldn't trade it for anything.

We started off with the most delicious overnight coffee cake for breakfast that my Mom made. If I'm lucky she will give me the recipe and I can share ;)


And we headed outside to enjoy it on the porch. A little chilly but the fire warmed us right up.


After breakfast we headed out to Stephen's Grandma's farm, where he was in charge of frying the turkey. It was his first time and it turned out ah-mazing.



Us with his sweet, sweet Grandma...


After a delicious lunch {we tried to eat light to save room!} we headed back to my parents house. Here are three of my sweet loves of my life...


And it was time for turkey frying round 2... {my Mom also makes a traditional turkey}...


We have a tradition that once the turkey drops the men enjoy a boot of beer {it's a German thing}. This year it was just these two because my brother and brother-in-law both could not be with us.


And we took a few minutes to snap some family photos....
With my pretty Mom and sister...


My Grandma was able to join us in Raleigh...this woman is 90 years old and still looks acts amazing. Her favorite hobby is playing Words with Friends on her iPad!


Our best shot at taking a photo with all of the dogs...there was a beagle barking in our neighbors yard and they were all preoccupied with that. Dixie is half beagle so we joked it was her uncle barking its head off.


I love these women.


A beautiful meal. My contribution is always sweet potatoes and I made this casserole for the second year in a row. Probably my favorite sweet potato recipe to date and it looks beautiful too. I don't like being left out so I requested sparking grape juice! 


I hope your Thanksgiving was special in every way and you got to spend it with those you love. And of course, I hope you ate plenty of good food because it would not be fair to make me eat this much in one weekend and you not! 

Is anyone else dragging this morning? I think my turkey hangover just set in.

Have a good one y'all! xo.

9 comments:

Sweet, Pink and Preppy said...

I can't believe your grandma is 90! She looks great!! I love fried turkey too, they have such great flavor. You looked gorgeous for Thanksgiving!

Rachel Silski said...

I have never had fried turkey. Every year we say we are going to try it and never do!

Carolina Charm said...

perfect thanksgiving! I love how you were able to get both of your pups to pose for that picture on the porch. That would have taken me 35 attempts to get that picture.

pam {simple details} said...

Absolutely perfect, Katie! Love the breakfast on the porch and yes to the dragging!

Cotton said...

The hubby and pups photo is my favorite! So genuine!

April of A. Liz Adventures said...

What a great Thanksgiving. Ya'll are stunners for doing visits with both families. I have a feeling next year, you may be having the families come to you! :)

Laura said...

Gorgeous photos Katie, looks like you had a fabulous weekend :) xo

Laurie @ Keepin' up with the Scardinas said...

LOVE your outfit! That coffee cake looks AMAZING! I've been craving sweets lately;)

Nat said...

That coffee cake looks amazing!! Love the family pic!