I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving!
We definitely did and were extremely blessed to have been able to spend it with family and friends again this year! We have been able to spend all three of Charli's Thanksgiving's in Jacksonville and to be able to spend Crew's very first Thanksgiving here as well was a true blessing!
We had a perfect day that started with mimosas, gluten free pumpkin bread, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and my two little's browsing the Black Friday ads with their Nana.
Charli is already showing Nana what she wants for her Christmas presents! ;)
While we were warm and cozy and in our pj's, Steven was out running a Half Marathon with his brother. We didn't tag along since it was pretty cold and I didn't want to wake both kids up, and lets be honest, I wanted to drink with my mom and watch the parade (you can't ruin a family tradition, am I right?!) Although we weren't at the race it didn't mean we weren't cheering daddy on from the house. We tracked him on my phone the whole time! Steven did an amazing job and finished right about his goal time of 2 hours. We are so proud of you honey!
After Steven got home from the race he decided to take a little dip into the freezing cold (58 degrees) pool to help his legs...
*Ummmmm... Hey crazy...
The rest of our day was spent surrounded by family and friends, gathered around, eating too much, drinking, and making as many memories together as we could! From Aunts & Uncles, Cousins, Grandparents, Great Grandparents, to our best friends, our children were loved on and adored by each of them! One highlight from that evening that will forever be etched into my head was seeing Charli light up at the sight of her "Aunt Tistie" and nearly sprinting the entire length of the driveway until she reached her arms! Christie and I have been best friends since we were 8 and to see the relationship and love my children have for her is truly priceless.
We truly had a wonderful day!
All in all, Crew's First Thanksgiving was a success!
From our family to yours!