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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

A Vegan Thanksgiving with the Carbons.

This year for Thanksgiving we did things a wee bit different than our usual “sit and eat a feast” considering many new factors. One, our new little fella got to join the festivities. Two, Alex had a stomach virus and Sebastian had a runny nose. At the start of the day, we were planning to spend our evening in the emergency room because Alex just couldn’t take it anymore.. However, he pushed through it and thought a big meal might help liven his spirits. Forgetting the fact that he didn’t feel much like moving. We casually decorated one of our upstairs desk chairs each and decorated our hallway ‘room’ fit for Thanksgiving dinner and sick family movie night. I assembled a lovely dinner filled with the homemade goodness of gluten free macaroni and yease, gluten free cornbread stuffing, garlic rosemary mashed baby red potatoes, mushroom gravy, pumpkin pie, and broiled brussle sprouts (Mustering up all the energy he had, Alex even helped with the brussel sprouts). The only thing boxed or packaged was our huge chunk of gluten-ous goodness of the Tofurkey. The vegan me was totally against the Tofurkey but the sale-lover insisted upon it since I had a $4.00 off coupon.. I’ll tell you the taste was good, although, beware if you have even the slightest of gluten-intolerance.. I was bloated out of my mind and had a pain in my gut till morning. The majority of Alex’s night was spent in the bathroom following dinner.. Apparently gluten is one of the WORST things to eat while suffering from gastroenteritis.. SO glad he’s better now. Being alone out here for yet another holiday is nothing new (I prefer it if it means spending the holiday with my side of the family. Seriously, one minute with them and you're reconsidering your whole life and ready to  jump from a moving car onto a bed of nails and then submerged into a sea of acid. No exaggeration). I am so thankful we got to spend it together though, even if the circumstances weren’t ideal. Got to love Carbon family holidays, haha. We are chaos, controlled.
Our beautiful little man:)
Getting dressed for his first Thangsgiving!

Our lovely Dinner:)
Drink Station!
Temp. Carbon Theatre.
Gnomey joined the fun!!
So yummy!!
Preparing to feast.
Pretty much how we all felt after our meal.. Haha
Cuddle time!
Sebastian is always hungry for more!

1 comment:

  1. Love all the pictures of Sebastian! He is so darn big and cute. Sorry Alex was so sick. Wish you guys could have joined us.