Nov 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Part 2

We spent Thankgiving with Ryan's family in Charlotte this year.   We started the day off early at a 5k Turkey Trot.  This is my first 5k and I almost ran the whole race:) 
We ran into almost everyone we knew in Charlotte at the race and saw lots of costumes and hats.
Ryan and his dad were sweet trying to running the race at the girls pace, but how frustrating that they can run the race backwards as easily as we can forwards.
 The best part of the race....the end!
By the end we had worked up an appetite so let the cooking begin!!  Ryan's grandmother showed me her secret to great deviled eggs.
I love this time of day on Thanksgiving.  Everyone in the kitchen, tasting their food, bumping into each other and laughing. I tried to get an action shot...

The table was set....
We were ready to eat!  Some of the highlights...turkey(duh!)  we had a baked and a fried turkey, gluten free gravy(we used cornstarch, not flour to thicken), collard greens, sweet potato casserole, pumpkin fluff dip and lots of pies!!
After we stuffed our faces we gathered together outside for our 2nd annual Londry Turkey Shoot...yes there is an actual trophy for the's serious folks!
Ryan won!!!  Guess it is those steady dentist hands:)  We traveled home Friday after several days full of fun family time.  On Saturday morning Ryan went hunting and killed his first dear...Guess the Turkey Shoot was just a warm up:)  He took several pictures of him with the deer, but I didn't know if one of my millions tens of readers would be offended.  His good luck did not carry over to NC States game that night though....we are starting to have a love/hate relationship with that team!!

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