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The Bird and The Tree.

Is it REALLY December? I always feel old asking questions like that, but it seems like October was just a week or so ago, wasn’t it?

Regardless, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving with both sides of our family. We hosted my side on Thursday, and then traveled to Brad’s family’s on Friday. Needless to say we were “stuffed”.

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Brad and I tackled the Turkey again and I gave my first shot at “brining”. I used Pioneer Woman’s recipes from her A Year of Holidays Cookbook. I think a lot of us had Ree Drummond on our “Things to Be Thankful For” list.  Her mashed potatoes are a staple at our Thanksgiving feasts, and we pretty much fill up all day on sampling them. (I make them a day ahead and then reheat them in the crockpot to make Turkey Day prep a little easier.) 

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It’s so wonderful having our home full of family and love.

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On Sunday Brad took me up on my little adventure in trying a real Tree this year. As a girl in the boys class says, “Fake tree. Fake Christmas.”

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But this is our real “Living Christmas Tree” – always colorful!

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So far it’s still alive and making our house smell like evergreen wonderland. I don’t know if we’ll ever go back…

How was YOUR Thanksgiving? Are you fed up with the bird? What was your favorite dish?

Have you put your tree up? (Oh wait, I forgot most of America puts it up in October now!) Fake? Real?  White Lights? Colored Lights?



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