Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving 2007

I don't know how your Thanksgiving started. But ours started at 3:00 a.m. when our alarm went off. The reason we got up at that ungodly hour was to avoid what would surely have been bumper-to-bumper traffic on Wednesday night.

Thanksgiving courtesy of Whole Foods Market. (11/22/07)
Thanksgiving courtesy of Whole Foods Market. (11/22/07)

Tim took the first driving shift, while I slept. Then after refueling somewhere near Mendota, I took the wheel while Tim slept.

Miguel Angel celebrated his first Thanksgiving. (11/22/07)
Miguel Angel celebrated his first Thanksgiving. (11/22/07)

We got to San Ramon around 8:30 a.m. We had some breakfast (our family doesn't have Thanksgiving dinner until it's actually dinner time, around 6:00 pm) and then spent the rest of the day hanging out with the kids, watching Ratatouille, etc. We also managed to sneak in a quick nap.

Ruben carves the turkey. (11/22/07)
Ruben carves the turkey. (11/22/07)

Since we didn't feel like spending half the day cooking, we opted to order our Thanksgiving dinner from Whole Foods Market. It was a little pricey, but well worth it when you consider that my stepmom has a three-year-old and a five-month-old to take care of. (The eight-year-old, the thirty-eight-year-old and the forty-six-year old — aka Anna, James and Robert — were capable of entertaining themselves, as were Tim and my Dad).

Anna and John Paul. (11/22/07)
Anna and John Paul. (11/22/07)

As everyone else probably does, we ate too much. We were hardly hungry for the pumpkin pie. But I'm sure we'll get around to it tomorrow.

3 comments:

Tom said...

Ah, Whole Foods...OK...now those plain black serving dishes make sense. When I first saw them I thought they were some hip Euro minimalist ware your Dad picked up at IKEA or something! Ha!

Well, grocery store feast or not, that turkey looks delicious!!

Doris said...

I don't see Tim. Is he there enjoying that great food too? :-)

TIM said...

I was there enjoying the great food too :) Everything from Whole Foods was very good; it didn't taste "pre-fabricated" at all. I think I liked the Mole that Malena made the next day from the turkey leftovers. Yum!