When I showed Kevin this picture, he said: “They never smiled in pictures back then anyways.” Haha.
I woke up at 6:30 this morning! I have no idea why. Probably because Kevin was off work and made me go to bed early on Wednesday. As soon as I remembered it was Thanksgiving, I started posting Facebook messages to everyone in my DR crew. Even though Thanksgiving isn’t exactly a Dominican holiday, I really miss spending the day with my whole tribe. My first time cooking a Thanksgiving dinner was there, and we have a lot of fun memories — including setting the turkey on fire!
I miss my family too — it’s weird for me to not be around a huge group for a holiday. Maybe you don’t know this, but I have five siblings! And my older brother already has three kids! But it just didn’t work out for us to go hom this year, so I was thankful to be spending the day with my little family. After all, Thanksgiving is a very special day for Kevin and me – we got engaged on Thanksgiving 2010, and Thanksgiving 2009 was his first time visiting me in the DR as my boyfriend. Haha.
The first thing we did this morning (of course) was hit up the gym! We had originally thought about doing our long run this morning, but that didn’t happen. I’ve been sidelined by an extremely minor, but highly irritating injury — I think I slept weirdly on a really sore right arm. I can’t straighten it… It’s annoying, but I’m sure it’ll go away in a few days. So I ran 4 miles and called it quits.
By the way, I saw JILLIAN MICHAELS say on tv to eat whatever you want, and workout tomorrow!! Done. Kevin was thankful she said that. Haha.
In our house, Kevin makes the turkey because I don’t like touching gross raw meat. Yeah, Mom, I’m still not over that at 28! I know Kevin is just hoping to help me avoid it so I don’t turn vegetarian on him.
He also pitched in to peel potatoes while he watched some football. I had a traumatic experience with a potato peeler last time we had mashed potatoes. Haha.
I made the bread. I love bread so much.
Our Thanksgiving table — and no real vegetables in sight. Haha. We picked our favorites and just made those… there was tons more potatoes, bread, and turkey in the kitchen!
Kevin chose a Psalm of Thanksgiving to read before the meal.
We heartlessly locked the dogs up while we ate — I was honestly afraid Boyd would break the china!
But I think they thought it was worth the wait for some dark meat (yuck)!
Kevin is not a fan of waiting for dessert until after clean-up… A perk of being an adult!! (Finally!) So he just had some before AND after. First up, pumpkin pie with gingersnap crust and the filling from Skinnytaste.
I was serious when I said I can’t straighten my right arm!!! Haha. I can’t stop laughing at this picture. And I have a nice black bruise on my leg to match from wiping out on box jumps. And I haven’t washed my hair in a while. I’m super talented.
We all had a wonderful day… and it’s still going on! Only 9PM! Hooray!!!!
What are you up to tomorrow!? Kevin and I are so excited to decorate our new house for Christmas!! Our stuff was mostly in storage last year in our apartment, and we couldn’t have a Christmas tree there. I can’t believe that I’m 28, and this will be my very first time getting a Christmas tree of my own!!! We’re not planning to shop. I prefer the day after Christmas.
What was the best thing you ate today? Bread.
Do you like to eat dessert right away… or take a break and come back? I always remember being impatient for dessert time when I was younger, but now I’m definitely in no rush. I really just want the frosting anyways!