Day of Thanks

Our day of thanks was filled with time spent with family.


A day filled with moments of reflection for everything we are thankful for.

I am thankful for my health.

I am thankful for my husband and our home.

I am thankful for my friends and family.

I am thankful to have a blessed life and to be surrounded by people and things I love.

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Chris and I started our Thanksgiving celebration during lunch. We headed over to my sister’s house for a lunch feast.

I ate a light breakfast, so when lunch started around 1pm, I was ready for a feast.


I baked cheddar biscuits.


I made spinach salad with pecans, pear and cranberries.


I cooked green bean casserole.


I made sweet potato casserole with two different kind of toppings.


I baked snickerdoodle cookies and peanut butter chocolate chip cookie dough.


I baked some more and made pumpkin nutella bread and oatmeal cookies.


I have been busy and having a lot of fun in the kitchen 🙂

My sister cooked noodles called pancit. It’s a traditional filipino dish.


And last but not least, a very tasty and juicy turkey. Don’t let the burnt skin fooled you, the insides is what counts right?

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Guess who is eating solid foods now? My nephew Jonah is 8 months old and this is his first Thanksgiving day. He ate pureed food for lunch. He has made our Thanksgiving day celebration such a joy. It’s so fun and special to have my nephew around.


We had a great time talking and eating.

After our lunch feast, we took family pictures.

My sister,  my mom and me.


Chris and I, making memories during our first Thanksgiving as a married couple.


I hope you had a wonderful day and if you celebrated Thanksgiving, hope it was fun and memorable time.


Are you going to shop tomorrow on Black Friday? What’s the best bargain/sale items available in your area?

On our way home tonight, we saw people lining up outside Target stores. Crazy shoppers! I hope they get what they want when the store finally opens.


  1. So glad you guys had a wonderful thanksgiving!

    Very sweet pic of you and Chris at the end! ❤

  2. YUM! The biscuits sound perfect!! Love your scarf. We went to target and gap today!

  3. Wow. I would eat everything you just posted…times ten. Do you or your sister have a pancit recipe?

  4. That looks like the PERFECT Thanksgiving dinner!

  5. Annette (Defiant Vegan) says:

    Hey Lea,

    Looks like you had a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving! Happy to hear that.

    I had a blessed time too Although my 2 of your daughters were not able to make it as my daughter Lauren had to work (Citadel Outlets) and the other one of his twin daughters still lives in Oregon till the end of the school year.

    So Thanksgiving was spent with my husband, Bethany and Myself. Either way Thanksgiving is not about a crowd with lots of food. On the contrary if you are blessed with good health, loves ones and anything you might have you are certainly 1 of the 99% that are more fortunate then others. Not sure if the percentage is correct but just having life and knowing you have a creator that oversees you, you are definitely blessed.

    I cooked a turkey for them and the trimmings were vegan I Made Chef Chloe’s Pumpkin Tiramisu

    It was delicious! Yummy.

    As far as shopping what I think is a good deal is the $80 32″ flat screen tv I think at Best Buy. we are getting that for our room.

    Happy Shopping.



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