Hey friends!!! Are yall still hanging in there? The week after Thanksgiving is tough! I’m still trying to get back into the swing of things over here. I did manage to get up all of our Christmas decorations the other day so I will share those soon! It’s always fun to decorate a new house and figure out where things will go.
The workers are almost finished with the bathroom demo. I am so excited this project is underway. I will be glad when it is done because the dogs do NOT like people in our house. 😉
We are heading off to Nashville later today for a long weekend at home. We have a good friend’s wedding on Saturday night, which we are really looking forward to. I have plans with my momma on Friday to bake Christmas cookies!! I’m so excited! I was really bummed when I found out we were moving that we wouldn’t be able to have our Christmas cookie baking weekends in December so I am really happy we were able to fit it in this trip!
We played a lot of games over Thanksgiving, but my favorite was clue. Did you guys used to play this when you were younger?
Callie was not impressed.
The Thanksgiving spread!!
We had turkey, cranberry sauce (homemade and from a can), sweet potato casserole (with a pecan and maple syrup topping with pecans from our backyard!), potato casserole, stuffing, rolls, green beans and almonds dish, corn casserole, and roasted brussels, butternut squash with pecans and goat cheese!
It was all so so so delicious!!!! We had leftovers for days!
The whole fam including the pups!! We had a full house!
My sweet man. He drives me nuts each and every day, but I’m not sure where I’d be without him.
My sweet sister, her boyfriend, Max, and their pups.
Daddy and his kiddos!
So happy these two came all the way from Nashville to spend Thanksgiving with us.
You guys may remember my dad is not really a dog person, but my dogs (especially Riley) love my dad. Riley wasted no time finding my dad each time he sat down.
I got so lucky in the sibling department. These two are my fav!
More clue! Notice Otis asleep on the table. 🙂
Whenever anyone was eating.. there were always 4 little faces staring until the plate was put away.
My sister and Max brought two pies from a local place in Dallas that we all love and we used one as a birthday cake to celebrate my daddy!!!
We got him an applewatch for his birthday and he texted us a few days later and said, “well I couldn’t figure out what I was doing wrong… but then I realized it was just out of battery.” We laughed so hard… yes, dad, you do have to charge the watch each day. LOL
Look how sweet my sister is! She surprised my dad with this game of Dad trivia! My brother and Jon were on a team and Max and I were on another team.
It was SO much fun. We all learned a lot about my dad and we learned that Jon pays more attention to his stories than any of us. 😉 My dad joked after Jon got a few questions right in a row… “I bet go change my will.” LOL
This is how Max typically ended the night. He just couldn’t hang.
I was sitting on the couch one day and all of a sudden I had 4 puppies on me. This is what my heaven looks like. Jon, can we get one more PLEASEEEE??
On Friday my sister and I got our nails done to celebrate her getting sworn in as an attorney. We are all so stinkin proud of this girl!! She’s such a smarty pants!
We took the dogs to the dog park on Saturday to get their energy out!
On Saturday night (my dad and brother left Friday because he had a hockey tournament in Nashville that weekend) Jon, my sister, Max, and I went out for sushi!
Such a fun little date night!
After dinner we went to a comedy show! It was really funny and such a fun night out!
As exhausting as holidays can be, they are so much fun. I love having traditions with my family and creating new memories each year. We are really excited for Christmas with Jon’s family this year!! I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving with your loved ones!
- What is hard to get back into a routine this week after the holiday?
- What are you looking forward to in December?
- Did you do any black Friday/cyber Monday shopping?