Gentri Lee: Thanksgiving-ness

11.25.2011

Thanksgiving-ness

How was everyone's Thanksgiving?! Or- How was everyone's Thursday?! :D I had a great Thanksgiving, it was a little different this year. Usually we get all dressed up, go see a movie, come home and eat dinner, then lounge on the couch. But there were no movies we wanted to see this year (my dad wasn't really excited about Breaking Dawn... Shocking?), and it was just my sister, mom, dad, grandma, uncle, and myself. (we usually have more people) So instead- my dad and I took the 4wheeler up into the hills before our early dinner. It was a lovely morning/afternoon in the mountains. My kinda day. :)
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It was crisp and overcast. You could feel the temperature drop as we climbed.
(yes, that's a frozen pond)
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I can't get enough of these mountains.
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We also saw lots of wildlife! Now, I KNOW these pictures are TERRIBLE. But I had to zoom a lot. And my camera only has a 10x zoom before it starts loosing quality... Plus these animals would have ran if we had gotten any closer. So bad photos it is...
Wild Turkeys (how appropriate right?!) and mountain goats. Also some deer, but I didn't take any pics. I see them all the time.
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If you look closely you can see the mountain goats to the side of me. 3 white dots. One is up higher and the other two are down lower.
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Here's my dad! Gotta love his puffy orange coat. At least it kept us safe and easily spotted by those families who were in the hills practicing their shooting...
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Here's a 360 degree collage from where we stopped. It's crazy how different Utah is. On the East we have the beautiful lush mountains and on the West we have the vast dry deserts.
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Then we headed home and had our Thanksgiving feast! Mmmmmmmm....

Everything was made from scratch. My mom and grandma are awesome. She was practically finished by the time I'd offered to help. I need to be better at that. She starts the night before so it's not so hard the next day.
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Sweet Potatoes with roasted Marshmallows
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Homemade Rolls
Jello
Homemade and homegrown Grape Juice
Turkey (duh!)
oh it was dellliiiiiissssssshhhh....
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There was/is pie. But I didn't even think to take a pic. I don't like pie, so I just had second dinner... :/ haha! (don't judge me too much- our first dinner was really like lunch... haha!)

I'd love to hear how your Thanksgiving/ Thursday was! Please, do tell! :)

Happy SHOOOOPPPPIIIING!
Might as well enter the Poshlocket Giveaway while you're here! :)

43 comments:

Stephanie and Such said...

you don't like pie??

haha well, at least you had a second dinner...its the one day to do it! :)

Sabrina said...

beautiful pics!!!!!!

Jessie said...

I'm so jealous of where you live! It's pretty and country here, lots of wildlife. But we don't have mountains and definitely not mountain goats! So cool. And homegrown/homemade grape juice?? That's amazing!

xo,
jessie

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

LOVE all your pics! It looks like you had a blast! So jealous of the snow!

Mama bear said...

Omg sounds like an amazing day! I dream about living in the mountains one day with 4wheelers and all! Glad to hear you had such a great day!

karajean said...

Those pictures are incredible!

brooke field said...

Happy thanksgiving!!

20 Going on 80 said...

Oh my, that looks amazing! Quite the adventure compared to mine (sitting in the basement of my grandparents house.) Haha. Happy belated Thanksgiving! :)

Mar said...

Such beautiful pictures! It looks a little bit like Norway too :)

And the food just looks so delicious! For me it was just another Thursday, but it was a good one :)

Purposely at Home said...

yay for walks with the dad and yay for homemade thanksgiving dinners! glad you had such a fun and fabulous day, girlie. :)

Amber Blue Bird said...

I'm cold just looking at your photos...cold and now a little hungry too :)

Natasha Louise said...

The scenery looks so beautiful! and all the food looks yummy!!! glad you had a great day x

Mira said...

You're so cute! Love the pictures. And the food looks delicious.
-Mira from http://oneclassymeerkat.blogspot.com/

Reina said...

Wow those mountains are stunning and sweet mountain goat , and all that food looks really good :)

Blondie's Journal said...

It sounds like you have a lovely day!! Your outdoor pictures are stunning and you also got some great shots of the food...it does look delish!

XO,
Jane

Nicole said...

That first picture of you is amazing - so beautiful! And Thanksgiving made from scratch are the best! Mine this year was also made from scratch, and I must say it makes the world of difference!

Lauren said...

Just became follower 700 :) Have a great day!

Alexis Kaye said...

haha I don't like pie either! when everyone else was having pie I had a roll and a couple swigs of dr. pepper :) and I love your adventure! that sounds so fun! I'll be posting about our day soon too!!

Jordan said...

Glad you had such a nice turkey day. I love pie, but only chocolate, cherry or pumpkin. Other than that I'm not interested.

Jade said...

Lovely pictures, the food looks so good!

<3 eccentric daydream

Lindsey said...

i don't like pie either! and how pretty are those mountains! its still pretty warm in alabama, If it weren't for work I could have worn shorts on thanksgiving! happy holidays!!

Melu103 said...

yummmmmmmmmmmmm =)
food looks so good!
i am glad you guys had a good
time <3 the pictures in
the mountains are really nice!



xoxo
Melina
www.onlyaflightaway.blogspot.com

Little Lo Hood said...

YOu live in the most beautiful place! So pretty! Glad you had a great thanksgiving! :) -Lo

DM said...

love your pictures, the food looks so yummy! glad you had a great time

amanda said...

oh man! that food all looks so good!!!

lowercase letters said...

You are just adorable gentri! :)
Did you have fun late night-early morning shopping?! I sure did!! Stayed up all night long:)

boyishchic said...

Such pretty photos of you & the nature by your place! Very nice.
xx. Jillian

Cara-Mia said...

This looks so fun!

Hah I can't believe you don't like pie. But the food photos are lovely - I spy vintage pink Pyrex. :D

A beautiful feather said...

the mountain pics are amazing :)

Courtney B said...

What a beautiful 4 wheeler ride/hike! Mountain goats and wild turkeys?! LUCKY!
And I am with you... I just don't like pie. I was wishing I did though, while watching everyone chow down on pie. Looked like they were in heaven. Hahaha!

melissa said...

Oh my goodness! You live in such a beautiful state. My mountains sure don't look like that :p Nice that you switched things up this year!

Elisabeth said...

FABULOUS pictures- the wildlife / mountains are simply gorgeous ...id say that beats a movie any day :)
love,
elisabeth
http://lavitaebella-elisabeth.blogspot.com/

my soul is the sky said...

Sorry gentri! Do you mean the button in my sidebar or in your guest post?

Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

What a perfect Thanksgiving!! I love the mountain photos...you look so pretty and I LOVE the mountain goats. :)

And oh YUM all that food?! THAT is why I love thanksgiving. :)

Serena {Pretty Fluffy} said...

How amazing do those photos look! The mountain goats are ADORABLE! Happy Thanksgiving :)

Haley K said...

I love the swap you made :) That hike looked awesome! Even though there weren't any good movies out Thanksgiving day, "We Bought A Zoo" came out at theaters yesterday...it looks great and I'm so excited to see it! :)

and oh girl...don't you even worry about having a second dinner, I had about 4 dinners. lol

Angela [Simply Simple Me] said...

Wow- that food looks great!

Is this going to be a new tradition now instead of the movie??

Rolled Up Pretty said...

Oh my gosh, that dinner looks delectable AND I love your ear muffs AND yay for daddy daughter time, it's the BEST!

Ashlee said...

Wow looking at your pictures sure make me miss my hometown in Idaho. What I would do to go on a fourwheel ride!!!

http://ashnshae.blogspot.com/

Nnenna said...

Yum yum yum, look at all that tasty food! So glad to hear you had a good Thanksgiving :D

star-crossed smile

Kelly said...

Your photos are beautiful! Isn't nature so awe inspiring? (Plus cute earmuffs and some thanksgiving dinner don't hurt either!)

McKenzie King said...

i miss utah. these pictures are so fun for me to look at...and the pictures of food as well.

Shalyn said...

Now this sounds like a perfect Thanksgiving- I love four wheeling! And I am not a huge fan of pie either!