First things first, I must warn you that I didn’t take many pictures of the food I ate because Thanksgiving is about so much more than just the food (though trust me, I definitely ate my share of food!). Thanksgiving is my FAVORITE holiday of the year – the weather is usually decent enough to get out and enjoy fall and the weekend is about everything that Christmas should be about: celebrating friends & family while being grateful for everything we have.
This weekend I was lucky enough to spend the entire weekend with my husband and my daughters up in Ottawa at my in-laws place. Here’s a few of the things we did:
Stopped to climb a tree on our long drive up:
I headed out for a run on Saturday morning (and managed to get myself lost of course):
We then went to visit hubby’s 90 year old grandma and brought her a thanksgiving dinner:
In this picture she’s telling me all about going pole walking around the town and how important it is to be active (yes, even at 90). Did I mention that she still lives on her own? She’s impressive!
That night we all headed to bed early because the fresh Ottawa air wiped us out.
The next day we went horseback riding with my niece Emma. She has a horse named Rosie that she boards at a stable near my in-laws place. Here’s a pic of the barn:
Emma was nice enough to let the girls groom her horse:
And I worked up the nerve to pet her:
Each of the girls then waited semi-patiently for their turn for their mini-lesson:
They each finally got a turn:
Despite my fear of horses (and a fear of getting injured a week before my marathon), I took a turn too:
That night we enjoyed an amazing Thanksgiving dinner prepared by my mother-in-law (the pictures don’t do it justice):
Maple glazed sweet potatoes
Yummy! Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, carrots, sweet potatoes, jellyed fruit and a pickle 🙂
Sadly it was then time for us to pack up and make the LONG drive home 🙁 All in all we had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend!
Question: What Thanksgiving traditions does your family have?