Third Thanksgiving and a Milestone

My plate of Thanksgiving goodies at our office potluck was filled with a yummy squash casserole, macaroni and cheese, honey-roasted turkey and ham, fresh veggies and fruit.

Before fixing my plate, I also nibbled on some appetizers including cream cheese pinwheels, crackers with hummus and “non-pig pigs in a blanket” (aka turkey dogs wrapped in crescent rolls).

Third Thanksgiving

The third of my four Thanksgiving meals was very tasty. My favorite dish was the savory squash casserole. I definitely had second helpings of that!

Desserts featured fudge (my fav), cookies, rum cake, my turtle pumpkin pie, my cupcakes, apple pie and traditional pumpkin pie. Once again, the turtle pumpkin pie got good reviews (and earned me a couple high-fives!), so if you’re looking for a tasty holiday recipe, I highly recommend it! It’s super easy, too.

Mom’s Milestone

Today is a huge day for my family. In October 2008 my mom began treatment for breast cancer. (You can read about my mom’s journey here.)


Today marks her final round of chemotherapy treatment! I cannot express how grateful I feel to have a mother who was able to successfully battle this cancer and emerge strong and healthy. Through the countless doctors visits, doctors appointments, lymphedema set back and more, my mom has  handled everything with grace and unwavering optimism. She is such an inspiration and I know my family and I have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

I love you, Mama! Congratulations on reaching such an amazing milestone. I can’t wait to give you a HUGE hug tomorrow. 🙂 xoxo

14 Responses

  1. that gave me chills about your mom..that is so beautiful and amazing

    that meal looks AWESOME.. i love squash casserole!

  2. That is wonderful about your mom! I’m sure it helps having such a strong, wonderful daughter like you!!

  3. What amazing news about your mom. She must be an incredibly strong woman. She is so lucky to have such a sweet daughter!!

    Gotta love office pot lucks.. we are having one for christmas and im already stoked!

  4. MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR congratulations to your mom!

  5. It’s such an inspirtation to read about your Mum and I agree what a strong person she is and you too. I don’t know how I’d cope.

  6. Congrats to your mom! Something and someone to truly be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

  7. I’m thinking of you and your family today. Your mom is one tough woman.

  8. Oh wow, I’m tearin’ up with joy for you and your family!! I’m so happy to hear this wonderful news!! Makes for an EXTRA special Thanksgiving this year – your mom’s health and you’re getting married – how sweet!! 🙂

  9. I hadn’t started reading your blog when you posted about your mom’s journey. But congratulations to her! Definitely something to be thankful for this year on Thanksgiving. Glad she stayed strong and fought through everything!!!

    Your mom is amazing! 🙂

  10. your mother is amazing, congratulations to her, she is so strong
    definitely makes for an amazing thanksgiving 🙂

  11. Thank you to you and all your blog readers! I have always felt supported and loved. It makes the process so much easier. We are in this together and I love you! Now, let’s plan your wedding! xo Mama

  12. Congrats to your Mom!!

  13. congrats to your mother!! thats so amazing 🙂 what a fighter…enjoy your thanksgiving with your family!

  14. I hope everything turns out great for your mom. Have a happy thanksgiving with your loved ones!

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