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Feast + Family: Thanksgiving 2012

November 26, 2012

‘Twas a spectacular Thanksgiving weekend in the Bender house. Mama and Papa B. went all out this year, and I am so grateful for all of the time and effort they put into making not only Thanksgiving special, but also every day that followed this holiday weekend. We woke up on Thursday morning to a […]

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Thanksgiving + A Very Special Visit

November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving at the Bender house was a raving success! Our Thursday began with a beautiful hike in the Arizona mountains, which left us hungry and eager for the Brunch Egg Casserole that awaited us when we returned! So yummy, especially with a mimosa to wash it all down. 😉 The rest of our morning was […]

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Bender Thanksgiving: Behind the Scenes

November 28, 2008

As I sit down to write this Thanksgiving post, I feel as stuffed as the turkey on our dinner table – I know, you’ve heard that one before, right? 😉 But honestly, I couldn’t have asked for a better holiday – pouring rain and all. Spending time with my family while enjoying a delicious variety […]

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Eight Is Gr8!

November 22, 2011

Even though this post is a few days late, I wanted to make sure to celebrate our eight year anniversary on the blog this year! Yes, Bobby and I are married now, and one would think that means our dating anniversary becomes a bit outdated, but November 16 will always have a special place in […]

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Merry and Bright

December 27, 2013

Hope you and yours had a wonderful Christmas! ‘Twas a great one in Arizona, for sure. The holiday week is automatically merrier and brighter when Mama Bender’s peppermint-eggnog punch is involved. The recipe just keeps getting better every year. For 2013, it featured: 32 ounces organic lowfat eggnog 32 ounces Fevertree ginger ale 1/4 cup Torani […]

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December 4, 2013

Thanksgiving week in Arizona was wonderful this year. The weather was gorgeous every day, with cool mornings and warm, sunny afternoons. The food was spectacular thanks to Mama and Papa Bender, who cooked up an amazing spread not only on the holiday itself, but for a full day’s worth of meals after that. On top of […]

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A Merry Time

November 29, 2012

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…with an Arizona twist! I suppose it’s more of a California or Florida twist, since palm trees don’t grow naturally here, but let’s just go with it. I am loving all the Christmas decor being put up around the city right now! Also on the list of things […]

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November 21, 2012

Because tomorrow is Thanksgiving. How did that even happen?! It seems as though this fall season has gone by in a complete blur. There is a lot to be excited about this week, though. My aunt- and uncle-in-law came into town on Sunday, Bobby’s parents get into town tonight and on Friday we get an […]

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