Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!! Today was the best day ever, loved every minute of it and want to do it all over again. The food was good, the kids were good, everything was good. The only weird thing about it was the SNOW..... hasn't snowed like this in years on Thanksgiving. Sam was happy though and got to play outside and so did the other kids. I am so thankful for this sweet family of mine and that Kristin got to be home for it this time. Here is the only picture of all of them today, meant to get a nice one but never did find the time or energy I guess. This was right before we ate, cleaned off the table right before we sat down to eat, this happens every year and it won't be clean for long.
Here is a look at how the last two days have gone... we are celebrating Renee having no braces but has a clear retainer that is driving her crazy right now, the little ones over yesterday and my nieces slept over last night too, then we have today's pictures. I forgot to get a picture of us watching Elf after we ate and the girls napped, thinking this might be our new tradition. There were lots of hugs, laughs (especially at Sam, that kid is so funny ) and love and a THANKFUL heart in all of us.
Tomorrow about 4:00 am I will wake up and get ready first and then wake girls up and head to the mall for a little tiny bit of Black Friday girl only tradition for the 3rd year in a row. We get in and get back home to yummy leftovers within 2 or 3 hours tops,  it's something they look forward to with me.
Now for the pictures....
with braces and after braces off smiles... YAY!!
look at that cute face, LOVE HIM
she is just excited about snow as Sam
thankful for all them tonight, they were so good and so cute
Thanksgiving morning, put the turkey in at 5:30am. thank you honey!
This was about 10:00am, so hungry and ready for it already.
here are the eggs that my nieces helped me make, they were so helpful and cute with me. Soon they will be moving and I will miss this time with them. They did a good job on them!
the pies were just waiting for us to dig in
Finally the turkey is done at 12:30, time to EAT!!
table is set and ready for everyone
here is my plate full of yummy been waiting all morning to eat you food!
then the girls napped, sooo CUTE!!
the boys and Lucky played outside in the COLD SNOW
after the nap and the movie we did thankful leaves
then we added a little twinkle
So that was our day, it was better then I could have imagined it.
Nancy, have a good weekend and will miss you!
Hope everyone has a great weekend, thanks so much for your comments and visits!


  1. Glad to read about your awesome Thanksgiving, as well as see all the photos. Looks like your day really WAS perfect for you.

    Snow! When I read the word, I knew Sam would be happy. To think it's dry here. At least it was a good day for others to visit without slipping and sliding into my driveway (grin).

    Even though I'm a vegetarian (and there was more than enough goodies for me to eat), I fixed a ham and two chickens. No one complained there was no turkey, either.

    I was hoping someone would bring deviled eggs, but no one did, and I didn't have time to make them once everyone started showing up. A few overnight guests arrived last night and will stay through the weekend, but most went home a few minutes ago, so I had time to get on the internet. I don't suppose you saved one of those deviled eggs for me (grin).

    Once again, Happy Thanksgiving. Blessings to you, dear friend.

  2. Looks like an awesome Thanksgiving Dawn! I'm glad everyone had fun!

  3. O my goodness! look at all that snow~ makes it feel like a real holiday, doesn't it? everyone home and playing and running, frozen inside for warms drinks and cuddles. It sounds great. What a fabulous bird you had and we have deviled eggs too for thanksgiving and again at christmas ( the boys can't get enough of 'em).
    Great pictures of your daughter. I see a lot of your husband in her.
    Happy Thanksgiving, Dawn!!

  4. That is super-awesome Thanksgiving Day!. Delicious food, great company and ... SNOW!!!!. Hehe. So nice thinking about taking a nap after all those eating and being cosy under a goose-down comforter :. Happy family gathering, even the smallest ones were there!. HUGS.

  5. Such a wonderful day with family and yummy food. Dawn your pictures say it all. I'm so happy that you loved and treasured every minute of it. That is a lot of snow and Sam must have loved it.
    Wishing you a good week ahead

  6. Happy belated Thanksgiving to you and your wonderful family, Dawn! I can't even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed reading this wonderful and uplifting post!!!!! Thank YOU for everything you give to all of us!

  7. Looks like a great Thanksgiving! Seeing all your food pictures has made me want a Thanksgiving meal all over again! Our leftovers are long gone. Happy December!