I really love this time of year. I love the food, the holiday music, the traditions, etc. But really, I just love seeing my family. B and I swap Thanksgivings, spending pretty much every other holiday with my family, and this was one of the years we spent in New York so I got to see my family and friends.
A few highlights from my Thanksgiving:
A few homemade meals (I still love my mom’s cooking):
Chicken with mozzarella and spinach
Quinoa with Apples and Pecans – recipe here!
A scenic train ride into New York City:
Walking around the city with B and then dinner with one of my bffs, Jane:
Sorry, no food pics (it didn’t come out) but we enjoyed an awesome Mediterranean meal!
Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge with B:
halfway across the bridge!
Our approach from Brooklyn
Sushi with my parents:
Does anyone know what the raw egg on top of the fish on the top left is? It was amazing…
A surprise day-before-Thanksgiving Noreaster – so pretty! (it had been 70 in the city the day before!)
A Thanksgiving morning 5k and a too brief reunion with my other bff, Melgar:
❤ the two Melissas before the Turkey Trot (with matching headbands of course)
Melgar’s husband, Jon, B and me post-run
Me and Melgar and her sister with our medals!
Thanksgiving dinner with family
so many appetizers!
Family picture ❤
Post-Thanksgiving Chinese (What does this fortune even mean?!)
I have no idea …
B’s family’s post-Thanksgiving celebration – annual bowling tournament
B – the bowling all star (he made it into the finals this year!)
Final score of my best round – 81!
And made it back to Cleveland just in time to catch the end of Winterfest and the lighting of downtown!
Love the Christmas music, the tree and chandelier lighting and all the people!
fireworks and a tree lighting
Okay, off to listen to some Christmas tunes (finally!!!!!) and get into the holiday spirit. Only a few weeks until Christmas!
Some questions for you:
- Did you do a Turkey Trot?
- How do you spend Thanksgiving? What’s a fun tradition you have?
- Do you wait until after Thanksgiving to listen to holiday tunes?