the feast

Friday, November 25, 2011

Last Thanksgiving I had a bump that I didn't have to worry about hiding. This year it was a bit different, seeing that any distension in the abdomen would be due to over eating rather than growing a baby. So I wore a chunky sweater to hid the gluttony.

Being so far away from family, we got together with some of our wonderful friends to enjoy the holiday feast. The spread was amazing, so home-cooked and I was so proud of all of us young mothers who pulled it all together {although I didn't do half as much as the other ladies}. Grandma Oakden sent Evelyn her turkey bib. Doesn't she sport it well? I think she tried just about everything on my plate, but of course her favorite was the pumpkin cheesecake. She had so many little friends to play with.  I love that picture of her and Brielle "bumping" heads. She was Evelyn's mini-mama for the evening.

I will say this, though. Having a baby makes it almost impossible to eat all the food that you want when you want. But it was worth exchanging warm turkey and steaming green bean casserole for my little pilgrim. Although that's not to say, Evelyn, that I wouldn't appreciate a warm meal hot out of the oven every now and then :)


  1. What a cute little turkey bib! And the spread of food looks yummy! Last year I was pregnant with Matthew, and this year, he's sitting at the table with us as I stuff mash potatoes and sweet potatoes in his mouth.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

  2. So fun! Stopping by from the Follower's fest :)

  3. haha! too cute. i am likin' your blog and am one of your newest fans.


  4. Looks like you guys had such a good day! How neat that you were able to share the holiday with friends. And I LOVE the name Evelyn!

  5. looks like you guys had a great thanksgiving! but yes, i agree, it is so hard to actually eat while you're holding a baby :)

  6. That's great that you have friends that you can spend the holiday with when you live far from family. We have a few friends like that who join us for Thanksgiving. Oh and I totally know what you mean about not eating what you want at the moment you want it anymore. About 2 weeks ago my husband I shoved food in our face at a family get together because my daughter's molars were getting the best of her and we had to take shifts walking up and down the block with her.