Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Thanksgiving 2016:

Good Evening friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Tuesday!  

After what feels like forever not blogging due to the hustle & bustle, and just pure craziness that is living through home renovations, I am happy to tell you I am back with your regularly scheduled blogging! yay. So yes, we are officially done with all of our home reno's {for now... now it's time to decorate... wooooo!} I will be getting to all of that soon {especially everything we did over the Summer... seriously way behind over here folks} but for now, our wonderfully simple Thanksgiving! 

This was our very first Thanksgiving in our home as we are coming up on our one year anniversary of moving in next month and with it being the first Thanksgiving since my grandmother's passing we thought it would be nice to just have my parents over for an intimate dinner. We invited Steven's brother and our sister-in-law along with one of my Aunts & Uncles. It was small and absolutely perfect. Our morning started just like any Thanksgiving morning, homemade pumpkin bread for breakfast and The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Everyone arrived mid afternoon to enjoy hor dourves, cocktails, and company, before we sat down for the most wonderful feast all made by my amazing husband! I'm not even going to try and take a bit of credit as Steven literally loves to cook especially Thanksgiving Dinner. Cooking for the Holidays is one of his favorite things to do.

My job was to make the apps, the Sangria, and of course to set the table. 

 The weather was perfect so I set everything up outside. We played before and after dinner and it was perfection. Earlier in the day I made a comment that Charli overheard about Boo Boo not being here with us this Thanksgiving and the sweetest words flowed from her mouth "but mommy, Boo Boo is always with us. She is wight here in our heart and in my butterfly garden... see" {yes, sweet girl, our Boo Boo Butterfly is always watching over us and you couldn't be more right, she will ALWAYS be with us and in our hearts forever!}. 

Charli said the blessing as we all gathered around the tables before us. We sat down and enjoyed just being together as a family and that is what I am truly thankful for. We couldn't have asked for a better day and I am thankful everyone could be here with us.  


  1. So beautiful!! Looks like a perfect day :)

  2. Can Steven come cook at our house next year?? Everything looked wonderful! I especially liked the picture of Bailey :)