12 Days of Thanksgiving in Philly

Good morning! I've been awake since 4:00 AM because I'm still on eastern time. But it's so good to be home. I think we'll be getting a Christmas tree in the next few days.

Spending Thanksgiving in Philly (for the second time) with my sister, her husband, and their four housemates was such a blast. We celebrated a birthday, learned how to play soccer tennis, discovered a few of West Philly's local coffee shops, and mostly just loved having time to rest and be together. 

Enjoy the photos.

 Everybody doing his/her part in the kitchen after arriving home from  the retreat .

Everybody doing his/her part in the kitchen after arriving home from the retreat.

 Sunday night at the Spruce House.

Sunday night at the Spruce House.

 Lunch at Reading Terminal Market after picking Dann up at the airport.

Lunch at Reading Terminal Market after picking Dann up at the airport.

 Pecan pie made with pecans from  the farm !

Pecan pie made with pecans from the farm!

 Birthday girl!

Birthday girl!

 And the sausage balls we ate to celebrate. Yum.

And the sausage balls we ate to celebrate. Yum.

 Doing our part at the tennis courts before a pretty intense game of soccer tennis.

Doing our part at the tennis courts before a pretty intense game of soccer tennis.

 Erin's pro photo shoot skills.

Erin's pro photo shoot skills.

 Many hands make light work.

Many hands make light work.

I am an athlete.
I am an athlete.
 Pre-Thanksgiving meal conversation. 

Pre-Thanksgiving meal conversation. 

 The meal plan.

The meal plan.

 Blogtern in the kitchen.

Blogtern in the kitchen.

 She made the mash (as the British guest/friend said) and the cranberry sauce of my dreams.

She made the mash (as the British guest/friend said) and the cranberry sauce of my dreams.

 Caleb carved the bird.

Caleb carved the bird.

 So many cooks in the kitchen.

So many cooks in the kitchen.

 Post-dinner, pre-pie.

Post-dinner, pre-pie.

 Yards Brewing Company, where we tasted the beers George Washington, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson would have drunk.

Yards Brewing Company, where we tasted the beers George Washington, Ben Franklin, and Thomas Jefferson would have drunk.

 Pretty bridge.

Pretty bridge.

 Amy started teaching me to knit. 

Amy started teaching me to knit. 

 Practice.

Practice.

 Supplies.

Supplies.

 Mussels and fries at Monk's Cafe on our last night in Philly.

Mussels and fries at Monk's Cafe on our last night in Philly.

 Cheers and farewell to the lovely dwellers of the Spruce House, and a big thank you for their hospitality.

Cheers and farewell to the lovely dwellers of the Spruce House, and a big thank you for their hospitality.