we hosted our very first thanksgiving this year. it was beautiful, it was delicious, it was funny, it was friend - filled.
we repurposed my desk into a table, the bookshelf into a bar, and we hung up more twinkle lights above the tables.
we'd heard everyone's stories about first thanksgivings and their turkeys taking much longer to cook than expected, so we started ours early in the day. it seemed to cook perfectly and finished even a little early. we tested the temperature using google methods. we took proud pictures next to it. and then, when it was time to eat luke started to carve into it and it was a bloody mess. and by bloody, i mean raw.
i was sad at first because it was such a big, beautiful organic free range turkey and it definitely couldn't be eaten. but i was more worried that the many friends who came would list turkey as their favorite part of thanksgiving, and that we may have ruined their day. but! i don't think that was the case. and everyone who came had brought so many amazing real food dishes, so we were able to sit down to a feast despite the giant turkey let down of 2012.
it was a thanksgiving we will always remember.