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Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving X 2

There is so much to say about this Thanksgiving Day, so instead I will just let these pictures capture the highlights of our beautiful Holiday celebration!

Thanksgiving dinner #1 at the FIL

Hanging around waiting for Thanksgiving dinner #1
I would love to have a porch swing at our house..one day...one day!

Being silly as always with the Hubby on the farm.

All of the wonderful food, couldn't fit it all in.

This blackberry cobbler was Divine!
FIL AKA Benton, uses a true "southern" band aid


Here is a picture of the feast, I had two plates. The first one had a little stuffin (or dressing as they call it in the south), cranberry's, purple hole peas, mashed taters, olives, celery, and come sweet pickles. All veggies were grown in FIL's garden. I skipped the rolls I knew I already had enough starch on my plate! I missed some good Ole yams! As you can see for dessert, I had some cobbler with a little light cool whip, and a bite of this cherry pie! Hubby has a very small family, at this feast it was his dad, his dad's girl friend Sam, her daughter Dana, hubby and I. I am not used to this at all the TRUJIILLO-CLASBY clan, is huge!!! I hope to have lot's of little one's to add to this clan, one day not any day soon:)

After dinner, we went out to the farm to feed the goats, birds, and many dogs! I love visiting the farm, that's right just visiting!!! I am a city girl kinda.



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Hubby our entertainer for the night!

We left at 5pm and had to drive 5 hours back to Nashville to the SIL's, here is a what hubby and I did to entertain ourselves!!!! This video is a PG-13 there are some others out there that were questionable.

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Thanksgiving dinner #2

Before we hit the kitchen this morning, I ran a 11 mile run, on Stones River Battle field, SIL was so sweet to find it for me!!! How cool is that! The park was lined with REAL HISTORY, I could not have been more happy anywhere else. It was such a great run, I had two pieces of toast with PB before I left, and stopped by Sbux for a dopio espresso for a good kick. I brought my Hammer gel, and a bottle water ( did not want a Tuesday repeat). I also had a recovery drink from Camelback for after the run. The park was lovely, lots of trails, and lots of people. Which was nice because I didn't know the area very well and didn't want to be stranded. The whole run I was encouraged knowing that all you lovely ladies were out there POTM with me! YOU ROCK!

Thanksgiving run stats:

Time: 1:29:13
Distance: 11 miles
Avg Pace: 8:07
Max Pace: 5:51
Total Calories Burned: 1323

TOTAL POTM: 45.3

Got back to the house and SIL had already had the ham cooked and was working away in the kitchen! I love the way the house smells on T-Day! I snacked on some Stony Mills Vanilla Yogurt with peaches and Kashi. I also had two of these amazing sausage cheese balls!!!


Here is all of the yummy food! I made a sweet potato souffle with a mirange topping! I will post the recipe later because it will now be a staple in our house!



My plate

Turkey, sweet potatoes, a little dressing, cream cheese corn, purple hole peas, mac and cheese, one deviled egg (that's a first for me), green bean casserole and some mashed taters. As you can see southerners aren't into SALAD!!! We had dinner at 12:30pm so we had seconds for dinner forgot to take pics, was a much smaller plate.

Also I had a small piece of a NO PUDGE brownie, and pecan pie.
Didn't finish the pie but ate the whole brownie!!! I had a small cup of black coffee too, which was perfect to balance out the sweetness.


Here is my Sweet Potato Souffle

My three Nephews wrestling with the hubby!

Me and the SIL ( Michelle)


Hubby and I, she already has her Christmas tree up!

FLYING HOME

Well this concludes our Thanksgiving Holiday, we fly out early in the morning. I felt good for the most part about my food choices, except my appetite has shrunk so I couldn't eat as much as I used to! Which is good but bad because I got full way to FAST!!! I am glad I ran so much this week because of all the yummy food we have eaten I got to really enjoy, I hope I had those flexible pounds!

I had a wonderful time here in the south, hanging with old friends and family was such an adventure over this beautiful Holiday! When I get home I already have a huge list of things to do, so tonight I will sip my tea and kick up my feet to enjoy this fabulous ending. Hope you all had fun with friends and family on this HOLIDAY!!!!


P.S.

3 more days
to POTM, just to let you know you can count November 30th as a run day as long as you finish and send me your total miles to marie.bobbi@gmail.com by 12am pacific time.

11 comments:

therunningaddict said...

That is such amazing-looking food! It looks like you had a blast with the family! Happy Thanksgiving!

Lacey Nicole said...

way to GO! 11 miles Yowwwsa!!!! :) how did you feel after the run?! i love the positive energy and i'm so glad you had such a wonderful holiday trip-- you saw so many people, friends + fam!!!!!! :) i wrote back to you on my blog, too, but i wanted to say I NEED A LITTLE BIT OF BOB-JILLIAN IN MY LIFE!!! hehehe. gotta get me out of my comfort zone!!! :)

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

Looks like you guys had an amazing time! Wheee! Hope your flight back has no drama. :D

HangryPants said...

What are those purple hole peas? The sound interesting. So cool that all the veggies came from FIL's garden - very pilgrim. :D

Thanks so much for posting the POTM miles for Thanksgiving. It really encouraged me to do more! It's like my very own running group!

Glad you had so much fun with your family. You're the best!

Heather

Girl on Top said...

The sweet potato souffle looks wonderful. Please share the recipe!

Awesome for running 11 miles!

Runeatrepeat said...

11 miles - great job!

strongandhealthy said...

What a wonderful Thanksgiving you had! So glad you had fun with your family! Love your pics!

VeggieGirl said...

INCRRRRRRREDIBLE celebrations you had, Bobbi!! Fantastic!!

Oh She Glows said...

Hey there!

Wow you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving! The food all looks so yummy. I am so jealous here in Canada- just a regular week for us with regular food! haha.

Have a good trip home!

Angela
www.ohsheglows.com

Mica said...

Thanks for sharing all those fun pictures with us! And great job on your 11 miles. Isn't it great that you piled on the MILES and not the POUNDS on Thanksgiving?

Also, what are purple hole peas or whatever you're calling them? I'm from Richmond, VA which is kind of Southern, but I have no idea what those are...

Hope you had a safe trip home!

runningwithfood.com said...

Wow! Sounds like you had quite an amazing time!! You and your hubby are so adorable! :)

Way to go with your awesome run, girl!!

Glad you are home safe & sound!