Thanksgiving 2012

Hello friends 🙂

Whoa, I can’t believe Thanksgiving has come and gone. The first few weeks of November was actually nice because I started thinking about everything I was grateful for and each day I stopped and think about everything in my life I’m grateful for.

As the Thanksgiving week approached, each day went by faster and faster, and today I realized the month is over.

The whole month was filled with festivities and I was glad that I was able to spend time with friends and family.

This Thanksgiving post is late, but better late than never right?

November 9

Me and my closest friends from high school had Friendsgiving/Girls Night early in the  month. We’ve just found out the sex of the baby a week prior so I made gender reveal cookies to share the news with our friends and family. This was a special and fun way to share the news with the girls.

Here I am with the baked goods.


We didn’t have traditional Thanksgiving food, but everything was delicious and we had a lot of leftovers to bring back home.


We chatted all night long and caught up on each others lives. It has been awhile since I’ve seen everyone and I’m glad I will get to see them again in December.

I especially enjoyed these hi tops/cupcakes from Frosted bakery.



November 10

On the same weekend, we headed to San Diego to celebrate Thanksgiving with my college friends. I brought jambalaya to the potluck but I ended up stuffing myself with green bean casserole and mac & cheese. I am really craving salty food these days.


Ice cream with applie pie was our dessert special, along with another batch of the gender reveal cookies.

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Here’s our group picture this year.  Next year’s picture will be filled with more babies.


I have a baby bump buddy 🙂  A picture of my friend Gloria at 27 weeks and me at 22 weeks.


November 20

Thanksgiving luncheon at work. Our chef prepared a delicious traditional Thanksgiving feast for all the staff to enjoy.

First time this year I’m enjoying pumpkin pie. It’s not my favorite pie flavor but I do enjoy it this time of the year.


I served myself with a huge salad and a little bit of all the fixin’s, but I really loved the cranberries. It was real cranberries, with some chunks that had great texture.  Needless to say, I was sleepy after eating this feast and struggle to stay awake for the rest of the afternoon in my office.


November 21

Since we were traveling the week after Thanksgiving, I switched my work schedule and ended up not having any days off leading up to Thanksgiving.

Sadly, I did not have time to cook this year but I made sure to stock up on Wholefood’s Vegan Apple Pies (my favorite apple pie) so bring to all the Thanksgiving parties we were attending. I can eat this pie all year long but it is especially great to have after a Thanksgiving meal.  What I love about this pie is the thick crust sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar and the chunky apples inside. I love that it is mostly apple chunks and not a lot of sugary syrup.


The night before Thanksgiving Day, we had dinner with my mom at my sister’s house.

My mom and my sister did a great job cooking all the food.

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We had Boiling Crab’s shrimp, sausage and corn dish.


My mom and I enjoyed this vegan cauliflower that tasted like orange chicken, which we ordered from Loving Hut restaurant. Doesn’t it look like orange chicken? There were a few guest who were fooled to think it was chicken.


I stopped drinking alcohol as soon as I found out I was pregnant but on this particular night, I was really craving a good glass of sparkling wine 😦  I didn’t have any but I can’t wait until I can drink wine again.


My mom is traveling out of the country soon so we won’t be able to spend the holidays with her, so I was happy to have celebrated Thanksgiving with her.

Me with my sister, my nephew and my mama. We all enjoyed pies for dessert.


November 22 – Thanksgiving Day

Our first stop for the day was a late Thanksgiving luncheon at Chris’s parents house. Chris is not really a big a fan of turkey so he made sushi for the party.


There was traditional Thanksgiving feast at the party and also some Japanese dishes. I had several servings of this kale and beet salad, it was so good.


The dessert spread was impressive. I didn’t have any more room for dessert so I took home a slice each and froze it and enjoyed it after Thanksgiving.


After the late luncheon at my parents in law’s house, Chris and I headed over to my Dad’s house for Thanksgiving Dinner.

As you can imagine, I was already all turkeyed out at this point. I’m glad I skipped the dessert for lunch, because I was able to enjoy at least an apple pie + vanilla ice cream with my sisters and niece 🙂

We took a family picture before we ended the evening.


I feel like my belly has grown so much, the baby is growing and I’m sure it’s all the food I’ve been eating too.

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The following day….we had an early flight to go to a tropical place for our babymoon. More to come soon!!!

I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

I’m thankful for your friendship. Thank you for reading my blog and for letting me share my life with you.


  1. You are looking SO cute! Lots of great eats. I love untraditional holidays (in terms of food). Good to switch it up

  2. Wow, based on your previous entries I thought you weren’t as far along as you actually are, but totally awesome! Can’t wait to read about the details of the trip and cookies!

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