Happy Thanksgiving

I’m breaking the internet by posting about holidays past. Don’t be mad, ok?


I didn’t do much for decor, except for the few random pumpkins leftover from Halloween. But, I did doodle on my chalkboard sign (from Amelie’s birthday party) to remind myself what I’m thankful for.


Earlier in the week, we went to Amelie’s preschool for Pie With The Parents.

piewithparentsIt was totally adorable but a little awkward since we were the ONLY parents that came. Actually that’s not entirely true. Another mom came, super late, toting a brand new baby. I pretended not to notice as she scooted in and apologized to the teachers for being late but I wanted to give her a high five and tell her she was doing an awesome job. <3 I really should have!

Cade thought it was awesome being at preschool, he played and played.


Anyway, of course, we had to don a turkey barrette for the special occasion.


On Thanksgiving, Dad and Grandma took Amelie to the Turkey Trot. It was cold and snowy and magical. Excuse the weird angle, her boots look almost as big as Santa’s!

turkey_trotWhat a gorgeous morning with the fresh falling snow. Here is Bunny, enjoying hot cocoa:


It was too cold for Cade, so we stayed home. Next year though, we are coming too!

Zack smoked a turkey in a our grill (yes, you read that right) and it turned out totally delicious. I’m a little grossed out by the turkey prep, to be honest, but I’m glad Zack does all of the work. Zack and my MiL put together such a gorgeous array of dishes: sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, pies, brussel sprouts, stuffing, and mashed potatoes. We had leftovers for days! It was lovely.

Thanksgiving but it got me kinda itching to set up a pretty table next year since ours was so bare. The table was actually clean – a win – but stark. I need new dishes first….pretty, pretty white dishes. Someday.

Happy Thanksgiving. I’m thankful. I’m blessed. I’m trying to live more mindfully and gratefully. I’m really working on that.


5 thoughts on “Happy Thanksgiving

  1. Love the matching hats with Zack and Betsy! Smoked turkey. That sounds fabulous. Thank goodness the Garbow side cooks well. I can’t wait to see next year’s table. Just having you and your family at the table is decoration enough. Lv mamap

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