Super Laid Back Thanksgiving

Super Laid Back Thanksgiving

We had a super laid back Thanksgiving.

We started with a dinner with Tyler’s family before the holiday began. We love to meet up at a Mexican place in their town (about 25 minutes away from us), and what a surprise….more family was in town, so we had a big old table.

Remi is loving cousin Hattie being more alert and sitting up. And it was great to see cousin Rashelle.

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It’s blurry of Remi, but I love Uncle Joe’s smile here. He’s had a hard year, losing his best friend (Tyler’s grandpa) and his wife, sweet Aunt Verlene.  But he’s doing well, and I just loved seeing him smile as Remi played with him.

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On Thanksgiving, we actually let Jeff’s Clubhouse (a local restaurant) do most of the cooking, buying their meal package. We still made some desserts and sides, but they made the turkey, dressing, macaroni and mashed potatoes. It was weird but great to not wake up early and start cooking.

Instead, we hung out in our pajamas and watched the parade!

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Mimi and Gigi came over early, so we all hung out. Remi got horse rides on Gigi…

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And she danced with Mimi…

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And what’s a holiday without some forbidden food? She LOVES butter (comes by it honest, I used to try to eat butter as a kid!), so Mimi let her take a bite out of the stick! ha!

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We ate our meal and then played some Candyland! It’s fun that she’s getting big enough for game time.

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We ended the evening just being together- watching movies at home.

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On Friday, we helped Mimi put up her Christmas tree and did some more snuggling and relaxing.

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These two in their matching hats was precious. Love them!

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I also spent some time basking in the beauty of our Christmas tree.

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We hope you all had a great Thanksgiving as well! We have MUCH to be thankful for!


Turkey Day Fun

Turkey Day Fun

Before the main Thanksgiving event, we got to have a little more fun!

Remi recovered from the flu (and after a few well days at home, since the doc said it’s super contagious), she was ready for her school party!

They always do the cutest pictures! Our little Indian!

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They set up a huge big table, complete with real glass plates and glasses for the kids.

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I was home sick, so Mimi saved the day going to her party. She had been talking about us going to her “chicken day” lunch, so I know she wanted us there for turkey day.

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We also went to my dad’s nursing home dinner. They always do a really nice meal for residents and their families. Remi had to help feed grandpa! It was sweet!

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And we had to snap our picture. Love my daddy so much.

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It’s wonderful to celebrate the things we are thankful for!


Fall Family Photos

Fall Family Photos

The fabulous Jade Graves Photography got these wonderful images of my loves.  Now to choose which ones to print?!


Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat

We had a great Halloween! We leaned into Remi’s love of Paw Patrol and went as the whole gang.

We got ready at home and had some extra time, so we played outside. Our Marshall was looking mighty cute!

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We were Chase and Skye.  I made our vests from just standard fleece vests, but I bought the tags and hats on Etsy.

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The wings also came from the lady who made the pup tags. Remi LOVES having wings to use for dress up.

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Mimi was Rubble and Caitlyn got in the fun as Everest.

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Gigi (as Rocky) was already at church helping to set up, but we were happy to find her!

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It was realllly cold, so our church moved the Trunk or Treat inside the gym. Still SO fun to see all our friends and get candy!

Here’s the whole Paw Patrol Halloween crew!

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Each booth had a big thing of candy. She really loved when she got to choose her own treats.

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These are Gigi’s life group girls. They are so sweet to our Remi. They had a cute farm booth.

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But the highlight was this stick horse to ride- it was Tyler’s from his childhood!

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And our Chick-fil-a set up there giving our cows. She loved that, too.

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Toy Story was by far the most popular costume. We saw LOTS of Buzz and Woody boys. But we loved hanging with our friends, who were Jessie, Woody, and Buzz.

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We had so much fun together! I’m thankful for a community that comes together for things like this.

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I always say I love our town the most on the 4th of July, Halloween and the Christmas parade. It just feels like small town perfection.