Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving in California

Bryce and I just returned from a 5-day trip to California where we spent Thanksgiving with his family. It was a fun-filled, jam packed vacation with entirely too much food!

Our first Thanksgiving dinner was with Bryce's Dad and his side of the family in Visalia, CA.

11 month old Hunter really enjoyed his mashed potatoes!

We had turkey and ham, plus all the fixin's!

My delicious dinner plate! Turkey, ham, zucchini casserole, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, and stuffing. Barely any of my food touched = success!

After dinner we stopped at another relatives' house but I couldn't manage to eat another bite!

The day after Thanksgiving, Bryce's cousin Melany and I enjoyed a nice girls' lunch at Panera - my choice since we don't have them in Hawaii! I got a pick 2: turkey bravo sandwich & tomato soup. Panera never disappoints! I also got us a half-dozen of the cinnamon crunch bagels for breakfast the next day.

On Saturday, we celebrated Thanksgiving again with Bryce's Mom in Chino Hills! We skipped the turkey for this feast, here you can see a ham... he's always ready for me to snap a photo! He happens to also be holding a ham :)

We even had a touch of Hawaii!

What a spread: stuffing, ham, rolls, mashed potatoes, and broccoli salad. 

Teresa & two of her boys. Barrett, the youngest, and Bryce, the middle child!

Sunday we stopped at Red Robin, another chain that's not in Hawaii, for lunch and Bryce was so excited to have the strawberry limeade that he's always talking about!

We made some fantastic ham, American cheese, and tomato paninis with our leftovers for dinner Sunday night.  

They were so yummy and cheesy! 

Aren't leftovers better than the meal the first time?

I'm so THANKFUL that we were able to spend Thanksgiving with Bryce's family and enjoy good times and good food. Now it's time to eat healthy and exersize daily until our trip to San Fran, Pittsburgh, and Boston over Christmas!

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