(Closed) How do you get your Thanksgiving started?

posted 7 years ago in Holidays
Post # 33
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

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@Nona99:  Oh yes, this looks like something that needs watching! 😀 

Post # 34
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

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@Nona99:  I am betting Punkin is going to show up at your house sometime before all the food’s gone, lol. 

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Usually my Fiance and I would be driving home right after work, but if you’ve seen the east coast it’s disgusting outside plus the crazy traveler drivers.

This year we heading home around 7:30 AM and should arrive around 9:30 AM. We usually stay in our PJ’s for a while and watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade. 

I’m the baker in the family, this year I pre-made everything so all I have to do is warm my pie’s and cakes up around dinner time.

We will probably play some board games like taboo and then get “dressed” for dinner. By dressed all I mean is get out of our PJ’s and put something else on.

We eat around 3PM.

We all usually fall asleep for a quick nap.

Then it’s dessert and football time. FIL’s house is an open door policy so friends will be stopping by around this time for some dessert.

I’m so ready to get off work, is it 5 yet? 

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

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@Nona99:  They are actually flying in tomorrow morning from Boston to Wisconsin. Boston has only had rain luckily and flights are getting out just fine. Sunny and clear here so I think they’ll have a stress-free flight. I am so glad they are the ones making the trip this year, DH and I have always been the ones to fly for holidays. 

Post # 38
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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@OctBride-2012:  bahahahaha omggggg I just realized!!! How freaking funny! I love me some backed MAN lol too funny

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

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@This Time Round:  Lol thank you just think tomorrow you can go crazy eat some much delish food

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

We’re doing it at FI’s grandmother’s this year… she’s suffering from Alzheimer’s so my Future Mother-In-Law and I have taken over the cooking.

Thanksgiving morning, I make the stuffing (with FI’s help) and get the bird in the oven. Then my Fiance, his younger sister, and I go for a run- at least 5 miles. Nothing like burning ~500 calories to make you feel less guilty about gorging later!

Post # 41
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I always cook the whole dinner, so my day starts with wrestling a large turkey (not my husband).

Post # 42
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@eecuadrado:  I laughed all over again!!

 

Post # 43
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

My thanksgiving starts with a 5 mile race in the freezing cold… because I am bat-shit crazy And DH needs to learn to not encourage the ridiculous ideas I get after 2 glasses of wine.

Eta: then coming home & sticking that bird in the oven since it’s my first time hosting. Let’s hope I don’t destroy it.

Post # 44
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

we do our baking of pies first thing in the morning. From there we prep things to book but don’t start cooking until mid day for a late afternoon dinner.

Post # 45
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Ours is starting MUCH different than usual this year… we’ll be out of the house by 5:30am to head to a local Giant Eagle.. I entered my husband in a turkey bowling contest on our local news channel and he got picked to be a contestent! They “bowl” frozen turkeys down an aisle and knock over cans of cranberries, all food is donated afterwards. So once we’re done with that around 9am we’ll go home & get the house ready and start cooking for our family to come over around 2. 

Post # 46
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Buzzing bee

I finish up making some pies. My mom does all of the cooking. This is my SO and I’s first Thanksgiving living together, so we are planning on having some cinnamon buns or something of that nature for breakfast since we are going to be running all over the place for dinner at my parents’ and his parents’ houses.

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