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Thursday, November 18, 2010



Is anyone else having trouble comprehending the fact that Thanksgiving is in a week!?  How did that even happen?

We are having Thanksgiving in our home this year.  This does not mean that I will be cooking.  Because if I was cooking we'd be having Easy Mac and canned cranberries.  My folks and brother will be here earlier in the week and hopefully my mom can show me around the kitchen a little bit.  I mean, I'm 27, I probably need to learn how to cook sometime, right?

This year we're doing a joint Thanksgiving and I am super excited.  Like I said, my parents and brother will be here and Dustin's dad, step mom and sister will be here as well PLUS possibly his grandparents.  Not to mention that Taryn's boyfriend Matt will probably stop by as well.  This is the first holiday that we've joined our two families together and I have been excited for it ever since we moved in here.

Christmas is a whole different story.  But for now I'm content thinking about Thanksgiving and how fantastic it's going to be!

For those that are celebrating it, how do you celebrate Thanksgiving?


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We don't have thanksgiving over here, so I love seeing what other people get up to :)

jillian m.

thanksgiving is definitely one of those holidays that just creeps up on you. i feel like it came out of nowhere, too!

can't wait for lots and lots of food!


It's amazing how quickly the time flies! We're headed to CT. to celebrate with the hubby's family. Can't wait!

The Favour Shoppe

WoW! sounds like a full house! Have an amazing Thanksgiving :)


Im from the UK, so we dont celebrate thanksgiving over here, but I wished we did…looking forward yo seeing what wonderful celebrations you guys get up to!


We don't have thanksgiving, but I always envy you guys your Turkey meals - it looks so yummy!


I can NOT believe it! Check out my blog to see what I will be making :)
<3 Cara
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Emily Jane

Thanksgiving was last month for us (I wonder why it's so far apart?), and we had a big Friends-style dinner where everyone brought a dish and we all played board games after. Lots of fun! :) Happy ALMOST Thanksgiving!

jeanette from everton terrace

That's the best kind of Thanksgiving, everyone lending a helping hand. We are going on a little getaway this year so we'll be dining out, doesn't sound homey but we'll all be together so it will still be fun - no leftovers though, drat.

Scientific Housewife

That sounds like a fun Thanksgiving. We will be going to Panama City to spend it with my in-laws.

Chic 'n Cheap Living

It sounds like it will be so much fun at your house!


Last year Steve came with me to my aunts and left to go eat dinner with his parents, then came back (I'm hard to pull away from my family)... this year is the first year we've felt obligated to make it work together (and it sucks!). We are having Thanksgiving dinner with his family, then going to my aunts house for pie and games afterwards.

Don't even get me started on Christmas....


...and Good Luck on hosting this year!

Erika Grover

It's so nice that both of your families are coming to celebrate with you guys in your home...Easy mac & canned cran lol my son would be all over that!
Don't feel too bad about no cooking, I'm 27 and don't know how to iron...nor do I desire to learn.

Dancing Branflake

That sounds like an incredible Thanksgiving! Seriously, I want to come!

Cafe Fashionista

Ah, your Thanksgiving sounds like it is going to be fantastical, Krysten! Thanksgiving is incredibly unconventional in my house - we spend it in our pajamas, and watch Christmas movies. Though, of course, we still have a huge dinner!! :P

Aubrey S.

Thanksgiving really caught me by surprise this year. It's just so hard to believe that next week is the last week of November.

Jessie Szmanda

How exciting to see all your family! I am sooo excited for Thanksgiving, I love the holidays! So fun!


Your Thanksgiving sounds so fun! I'm still hopelessly amidst choosing 2 totally different ways to celebrate (same group of people, luckily :)) - but they'll both involve an enormous turkey!


I am hosting and cooking this year! I am so nervous BUT very excited. Both the BFs family and my family are coming but in shifts (thank goodness!) So cross your fingers that I don't burn the place down! Lol

dating diva

I can't believe it's coming up so soon! I'm still a student so I'll be going home for a week. My parents are hosting it this year so we'll be having 14 people around our table this year. I'm so excited! I'm in charge of dessert this year =)


Crazy Shenanigans-JMO

I seriously can't wrap my mind around it. It's coming up so fast and it doesn't feel like it should be next week! This time next week I'll be in a turkey coma!


Last month I didnt do a thing. We usually dont celebrate it here. But last year I went out of my way and did the big turkey and had a dozen of people over.


We don't celebrate here, so I'm trying to make everyday a Thanksgiving one. :)
Can't wait to see how you guys will spend it!

Kristin Hjellegjerde

Time goes so fast... but I am already sensing the wonderful thanksgiving smells and it is making me hungry:)


I'm REALLY having trouble comprehending that my birthday is on Monday! HA!


I am sooo excited about Thanksgiving but dang, it got here fast! Like always, my mom and I will bake dessert and go to my grandma's house to have dinner. There's usually 14 of us, but 18 if my family from Georgia comes (which I hope, hope, hope they do!). It's fun!

Anything but Bland

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Savvy Gal

Very excited about this holiday. : )

la petite coquine

I'm so excited that Thanksgiving is just days away-I preordered my turkey what feels like ages ago!

John and I are doing our own little Thanksgiving this year, since it's hard to get to Texas and New Jersey from San Francisco in just 4 days, but it's so nice to have a quiet day full of nothing but cooking!


I am struggling. Every year I feel catapulted into the holidays and then they don't stop. However once they are over...summer is only that much closer ;)

Diana Mieczan

This year just flew by and I cant believe that Thanksgiving is next week....This year we will spend it with our friends as our families are far away:)...Kisses,sweetie

Audrey Allure

Sounds awesome :) I'm going to have tons of family coming over for Thanksgiving night, and I possibly might have dinner at my boyfriend's house the next night :)


Sounds cool! can't wait to hear how it went.

I haven't celebrated Thanksgiving in 5 years (obviously not a Mexican holiday), but this year I think we'll have some friends over to our house for dinner on the patio.

No idea what I'm going to make hahaha

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime

I know- I can't believe it's nearly Thanksgiving! It feels like each month this year went by faster than the last...


November FLEW by! I don't even want to think about Christmas yet. AGH!

The Blonde Duck

We go to my Mom's!

Amber Blue Bird

I cant believe it either, it feels like it sneaked up on me. I usually go over to my husbands parents home for turkey day and there is plenty of booze and turkey for all to be had

Teenage Bride

I cant believe it is next wekk but I am sooo excited!!! I love getting all of our family together!!

Pop Champagne

our thanksgiving was over last month, oh wells, hopefully you will have a great one! btw I finally got twitter so I can participate in your contests now lol!

Jean Has Been Shopping

I can't believe Thanksgiving is a week away! Gah!!!
Hubby grills the bird, and I'll throw together boxed ingredients for the side dishes.
Visiting from Charlotte's blog.

Helena - A Diary of Lovely

first Thanksgiving at your new place, must be amazing!!


i just had that revelation today too when i looked at the calendar. WHAT?! thanksgiving is next week?! i guess that's what happens when you are unemployed and not in school.

and, because we had no idea it was the holidays, we don't have any plans whatsoever. but we have some family nearby, i'm sure we'll whip something up. dannon and i have always done orphan holidays with whoever sticks around because our families live too far away.

The Non-Student

I am going home for the first time in YEARS! One of the best parts about breaking up with SCL: no more holidays with his horrible parents!

kelly ann

i'm REALLY excited for thanksgiving. it came so fast this year, but i can't wait! :)


aww, thanksgiving at your new house! wonderful!



I'm SO excited for Thanksgiving! Can't wait to get home.
xo Josie


aww your first t-giving in the house! yay!


Ugh, I CANNOT believe that Thanksgiving is less than a week away! Are you ready for Black Friday next week? Personally I'm dreading it. I'm working 5am to 5pm, lol. Hopefully the day flies by!


Ugh, I CANNOT believe that Thanksgiving is less than a week away! Are you ready for Black Friday next week? Personally I'm dreading it. I'm working 5am to 5pm, lol. Hopefully the day flies by!

steph anne

Seriously I was so confused why some people were wishing people Happy Thanksgiving yesterday on Thursday. Weird! But anyways, I love Thanksgiving and how families get together for this special day. It'll be exciting to learn how to cook at the same time, lol. I'm glad I'm not the only one that needs to learn how to cook some other things too. I hosted Thanksgiving back in college and I was SOO stressed out all day not knowing how mothers can have fun, cook without getting stressed & manage to cook so many things at the same time.


I LOVE Thanksgiving. It's always super low-key at my house. wear whatever you like and come hungry!


I'm so excited for Thanksgiving! DEF hard to believe that it's THIS WEEK! Ahhhhh.... But I'm excited for all the turkey :)