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It’s been a while! A lot has happened since my last post. I celebrated my 22nd birthday last weekend, finished my last fall quarter of college EVER, and am now home in Minneapolis, enjoying a nice four-day Thanksgiving break.

The Thanksgiving festivities started off with the Turkey Day 5k in Minneapolis yesterday. My goal was to finish in 23:00 minutes, which did not happen. I wasn’t far off and ended up at 23:34. There’s always next time! After I crossed the finish line I waited for Mike who came in shortly after with a frighteningly red face, as you can see in the picture.

Turkey Trotters

My Mom came down to the race to cheer us on, accompanied by the doggies!

Alfie and Poppy

Note my Christmas socks. I might’ve suffered a little holiday confusion yesterday.

After the run, we dropped Mike off at his parents’ house before diving into the Thanksgiving cooking. The menu consisted of:

  • Turkey (duh)
  • Classic mashed potatoes
  • Glazed sweet potatoes with pecans
  • Rutabaga
  • Asparagus
  • Corn
  • Wild rice stuffing (personal fav)
  • Cranberry sauce
  • Deviled eggs
  • pumpkin pie, apple pie, and the new addition of apple cake!

Needless to say there was no shortage of food.

A fraction of the food.

Ready to dig in!

After stuffing my face with my own family, I headed over to Mike’s to top it off with some more dessert. It was one of the best Thanksgivings I’ve had in recent memory. To top it all off, we got about an inch of snow overnight, creating that perfect winter wonderland feel for Christmas! Let the Christmas spirit begin!

let it snow!

Last week Mike got tickets for us to see Daniel Tosh at the State Theatre tonight for my birthday! Should be a riot. As soon as I get the details from my mom, I plan on posting the recipes for the stuffing, sweet potatoes, and rutabaga on here. Stay tuned!


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