Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016 Snaps


I still can't believe Thanksgiving has come and gone! We had a great weekend! Nick was off of work from Wednesday through Sunday and it was awesome. Lots of good family time, lots of shopping done, lots of Homeland episodes watched, and a few house projects checked off of that (never ending) to do list.

This was our first year cooking up on our own Thanksgiving meal at home and we loved it. Everything went perfectly - I kept waiting for us to epically mess something up because that always happens, right? But everything turned out deliciously, was all done at one time, and even coordinated perfectly with nap time so Hads could join in on the fun! She hasn't had any real food yet, but she's definitely starting to get curious about it. She was content to just hang out in her jumper for this year while we got after it.

{Nick did our turkey in the smoker and it was SO GOOD. There is definitely no going back to regular old turkey again. Ps. now that is a great gift idea for the men in your life: a smoker. He loves that thing and so do I because it means I don't have to cook and just get to reap the benefits aka delicious food from it, ha!}

{Can I get a bite of that?! She's recently obsessed with this exersaucer - on sale right now!}

{My family came over later in the day (after naps for all of us) for dessert and we made them take a family photo for us! I've never been so thankful as I have this Thanksgiving. I have a happy and healthy family, a crazy pup, a roof over my head, and food on my table. That's all that really matters in life.}

{This girl turned FIVE months old on Friday! Can't even believe it. Hoping to get her update up this week!}

{On Sunday, we took our Christmas card pictures at a tree farm and it was the cutest place ever! Christmas cards are my favorite, can't wait to start filling up the fridge. Send me your address if you want to swap!}

{Attempting to decorate the tree on Sunday night while Nick was at hockey with a baby that didn't want to be put down and a dog that considers ornaments his own personal toys was... fun! And then we couldn't even get a good picture despite 25 tries. I ended up saving that project for after everyone went to bed ;)}

And, just like that, the weekend was over. Bring it on Christmas! It's the most wonderful time of the year! 
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17 comments

  1. I'm so glad that you're low key Thanksgiving turned out so well, and sounds like it was super special to spend the time just the three of you during dinner.
    We're working on getting our cards addressed this week in hopes that we can send them out around this weekend. Would love to swap! I'll email you :)

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  2. What a perfect Thanksgiving! And that setting for your Christmas photo looks perfect! I can't wait to see the end result!

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  3. Why are babies so uncooperative with selfies?! Haha! Smoked turkey really is where it's at!! So glad you all had a nice first Thanksgiving as a family of three (plus Brady!) :)

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  4. Yes! Add me to your list for a swap-I can PM you on FB if you prefer. We had a quiet Thanksgiving as well and it was perfect!

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  5. Sounds like the perfect Thanksgiving weekend! I would totally love to swap Christmas cards, I love getting them in the mail and sending them out :)! This year our card theme is all things wedding, so it makes me happy :)!

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  6. Great pictures! The turkey looks so good and she is absolutely beautiful! I'm not sure it gets easier anytime soon when it comes to decorating the tree with kiddos. My 2 year old "helped" and put all the ones he had in a little pile inside the tree!

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  7. Last year, we made our own Thanksgiving for the two of us, and my husband also smoked a turkey - it was amazing! He didn't have time this year, but for Christmas Eve, we're hosting my family, and he plans to smoke one then. I can't wait! Looks like you had a perfect holiday!

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  8. It sounds like such a nice day! When we get a house, that smoker is the first thing I'm buying. How smart is that?!?! I love seeing your pics :)

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  9. I love Haddie peeking over the table :) She's learned that move from her brother Brady, huh? ;)

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  10. Sounds like you all had an amazing meal!! Love the family photo :)
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  11. What a wonderful Thanksgiving! I have never tried to cook a turkey before, I would be nervous! I am sure that someone will be enjoying all the foods next year!! My dog thinks the ornaments are his toys as well. I told Chris that next year we are going to have to get like a gate around the tree to keep a baby AND the dog away! The tree wont stand a chance.

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  12. I'm so glad that you had a wonderful holiday! You definitely have so much to be thankful for this year. I love that photo of Haddie looking up at the table - she's like food, please! I'd love to swap holiday cards with you, just let me know!

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  13. Love your sweet little family photo :) Your food looks delicious, glad it all turned out perfectly for you all. I can't believe I will have a 5 month old next Thanksgiving, ahh!

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  14. Cooking up our own small Thanksgivings is one of my favorite things now that we have kids. What a perfect first Thanksgiving for Hadley!

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  15. What an amazing Thanksgiving! That's the best when all the cooking times work out lol I need to work on that skill ;) Stephen's thinking of a smoker for his birthday next year!Can't wait to see your Christmas cards - that looks like the most adorable backdrop!

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  16. Looks like the perfect cozy Thanksgiving indeed! Lets swap Christmas cards!! Send me your address lady :)

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  17. I hope that I'm still on the Christmas card list... gahhhh I need to get mine ready to mail. They came in while we were gone at least.... but yeah... need to get them in the mail!

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