Thirdsgiving and other things

Something I learned today: Zumba is incredibly difficult when you have gravy coursing through your veins. Like me, this week.

We just finished "Thirdsgiving"--our third Thanksgiving meal in four days. It's the price of being well loved I guess.

Despite the extended fullness and utterly predictable my-pants-don't-fit whining, I feel incredibly blessed. Huge thanks to the chefs, and all of our family and friends who helped celebrate.
And of course, a few snaps:

First Thanksgiving
Marm's beautiful table. We enjoyed the "crackers" aka glitter bombs with small presents, crowns and trivia inside.
Caramel apple pie, if you please.
Me and "little" brother Joshua.
Eric John, not thrilled to be posing.
Tim and Marm.
Ray-dad and Mom-5.
Tiff and Carl. 
Charming, as always.
Meena could use a Grumpy Pug meme.
Second Thanksgiving
In case you wonder what a 30-pound turkey looks like.
Legs that wouldn't be out of place at Medieval Times.
Master carver, Lisa.
Lovely tablescape and handmade name tags by Miss Claire.
Todd enjoying affections from his auntie.
Pre-dinner conversation and apparently the end of my photography for the evening!
Yours truly got the carcass. Soup's on!
I'm telling you, Grumpy Pug. She could be famous.
B, Marm and Meena. 
Me and Manda.
Forlorn Meena.
B and LJ who is apparently not pleased that I keep teasing him about loving Christmas music. 
Good friends.
We should be at Disneyland!
When pugs attack.
Prime rib. It's what's for Thirdsgiving.
Yeah, that's garlic. No vampires visiting our house tonight.
Heavy hangs the head...
Really wish New York and California were closer together!
Annnnd, here ends my last National Blog Posting Month post. Woo!


National Blog Posting Month:
Day 1- National Blog Posting Month on BlogHer: I'm in
Day 2- Project Green Thumbs Season 5, winter edition!
Day 3- Things I'd rather do instead of "killing my darlings"

Day 4- A grateful heart: A man who understands writing deadlines
Day 5- Velveting: The secret to restaurant quality Chinese chicken

Day 6- Note: "Tea bagger" is NOT the same as "tea party" 
Day 7- A moment in travel
Day 8- Fall in the desert
Day 9- The world's best salted caramel brownies
Day 10- It's not everyday someone throws a fish at you: Berryessa Gap Paella Cook-off
Day 11- Thank you, veterans
Day 12- Flying history: Buzzing around in the Boeing Stearman biplane
Day 13- How to not go broke with an e-reader, aka why I heart the public library
Day 14- Cliteracy
Day 15- A journaling fool
Day 16- Humbugs and elves can coexist, I swear
Day 17- 11 tips for taking the stress out of airport security
Day 18- Fly Girl in Training: Finding AvGeek community on Southwest Airlines
Day 19- Photos: A day in Washington, D.C.
Day 20- Giving thanks where it's due
Day 21- A grateful heart: Breathtaking sky views
Day 22- Dealing blood donation rejection and iron-deficient anemia
Day 23: A grateful heart: Getting featured on BlogHer
Day 24: Fly Girl in Training: Flying a Bonanza over the Golden Gate Bridge
Day 25: The phone call that changed my entire life
Day 26: Flying turkeys!
Day 27: Project Green Thumbs: Winter garden report
Day 28: Help, I'm married to a humbug
Day 29: One month to finish all the things

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