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Our Thanksgiving 2017

I feel like Thanksgiving is one of the only days of the year where you SHOULD NOT be dieting. So what we did was bought ALL the carbs we have been craving since June, and went nuts for two days (Thanksgiving and the day after.) 

We had a carbsgiving!!!! It was AMAZING.... but afterwards we were in misery. I felt like something was rotting in my stomach. I guess all that sugar gave my body a shock. 

Friday morning I ate a donut and immediately afterwards felt SO sick, like I was going to throw up and pass out. All that sugar first thing in the morning made my body go wack! 

Anyways, on Thursday we had brunch and then in the evening we loaded up with more carbs and ended the evening having mommy and daddy date night at home and finished a bottle of wine and watched Netflix until midnight. The next day we celebrated with my parents and sister and continued stuffing our face with carbs. 

 It was fantastic! Happy (belated) Thanksgiving to all! 

family thanksgiving brunch

thanksgiving brunch

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Thanksgiving 2016

This year for Thanksgiving we celebrated by going out for brunch, and for dinner we celebrated at our house with our family and my mom and sister. My dad was at work, as it's one of Cafe Renaissance's busiest days of the year. We missed him and also hubby's parents who were there in spirit. 

Because I'm pregnant I wanted to make Thanksgiving as low key and simple as possible. No fancy feast for a ton of guests, and no killing myself to make the house look perfect. These days, being in the third trimester, AND running around after two toddlers all day make me feel like a zombie by the time 6pm rolls around. 

However I did last minute throw together a pretty Thanksgiving tablescape, and I made a DELICIOUS turkey. This year I made the turkey a bit different and made a CROCKPOT TURKEY! I honestly had no idea how it would turn out but oh my goodness it was really good and it's something that I'll be making on the regular from now on as it was super easy and quick to prep. I'll post the recipe another time though. The kids ate so much turkey that I literally was worried they might explode if they ate any more, and hubby begged me to make this ALL the time as he loved it as well. I have to admit, I've always liked the look of a whole turkey better, but cooking it in the crockpot tasted way better, and it was definitely easier and SO flavorful and juicy. 

The kids had such a great day. They loved eating brunch at the Marriott, and afterwards ran around the hotel lobby making friends with some Indian kids who were there for an Indian wedding. They were so fascinated with all their pretty traditional clothing. For dinner they were ecstatic to see grandma and their auntie, and by the time the night was over they were bawling their eyes out and desperately trying to postpone bedtime. They are the cutest. I am so thankful for my family. 

Thanksgiving tablescapes

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Thanksgiving Westfields Marriott Fairfax Dining Room

Thanksgiving brunch

Caspian Rahmanian

toddler thanksgiving crafts

crockpot turkey recipe

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Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Memories

Are any of you as excited as I am about Thanksgiving coming up so soon? I CANNOT WAIT. Especially since I am pregnant. I appreciate it and enjoy it way more while being pregnant, because I can eat for two! Also, some of my strongest cravings are for a full and hearty thanksgiving dinner. The last time I was pregnant, I had my mom cook an entire thanksgiving feast for breakfast, in the middle of July! Needless to say, I was in heaven. 

This has also got to be one of my kids's favorite holidays because boy do they love to EAT! Valentino eats turkey like he's eating cake. He's so funny. I'm not sure they understand much about the whole "being thankful" part of Thanksgiving, but that will come. 

thanksgiving feast at montessori school

Here are some of our past Thanksgivings:

This one was last year..... I can't get over how hot hubby looks here, and how dapper the kids look! I have some good looking boys :)

thanksgiving brunch at marriot westfields va

And here's the year before, when I was pregnant with Caspian:

thanksgiving tablescape

thanksgiving tablescapes

And here's us celebrating Thanksgiving before we had any kids! I can't believe we were THAT thin! Ha ha.

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thanksgiving tablescapes

thanksgiving tablescapes

Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving! 

Our First Thanksgiving with Valentino

This year, and pretty much every year, we have celebrated Thanksgiving at my moms. Valentino was invited too this year....

Valentino eating turkey

My mom loves a good table spread, how yummy is this??

These are some Thanksgiving photos pre Valentino: