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Our Thanksgiving 2020

How was your Thanksgiving? I want to hear all about it!

Ours was low key and delicious! We started the day by being overjoyed that Sadie slept in until a little after 7:00 am! Yes, that is totally “sleeping in” for us nowadays 😉

After everyone was up and had a pancake breakfast, we headed out to Starbucks to grab some coffee, a puppuccino for Niva, and Saide picked out a milk.

Family drinking Starbucks coffee with dog

We popped the trunk and settled into the back of our car to enjoy our drinks for a bit. I’m pretty sure Niva enjoyed her treat the most! Sadie made sure to have a lick of the whipped cream, too.

Husky having Starbucks

After we got ready for the day we headed over to my parents’ house for a little Thanksgiving gathering with them and my sister’s family.

Sadie and Caroline’s faces when they saw each other was priceless.

Toddlers playing with Christmas tree

The girls spent the day playing, playing, and playing some more. It’s always so nice when they’re together because they entertain each other really well. It’s truly a joy to see them grow up together and be so close.

Niva and I snuck out on a little walk in the afternoon. I haven’t walked her alone in a long time so it was quite the treat for us both!

Siberian husky on a walk

All of the adults rotated between keeping Sadie and Caroline out of trouble, relaxing, and helping prepare the big meal.

We had a traditional Thanksgiving dinner with turkey, mashed potatoes, corn, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, apple pie, and a few other sides.

Thanksgiving dinner

Family at Thanksgiving dinner

After dinner, we all hung out and cleaned up before heading home. What a blessed day! It was so nice to spend the day with family and reflect on the many reasons we are thankful. God is so good ❤

Past Thanksgivings:

  • 2010 –> Thanksgiving in the Outer Banks, NC
  • 2011 –> My first time cooking a whole turkey
  • 2012
  • 2013
  • 2014 –> First married Thanksgiving
  • 2015
  • 2016
  • 2017
  • 2018 –> Our first Thanksgiving as a family ❤
  • 2019

Tell me about your Thanksgiving!

Castaway

See that face? That’s the face of a girl with no more cast and a new dress form the thrift store. A sleeveless dress that I actually got to wear in November because it was close to 80 degrees today!

Loft dress

Cue the happy dance! I went to my follow-up appointment with an orthopedic doctor for my hand and he said he thinks my bone is just severely bruised.

He said I could have my hand in a splint or just have it bare as long as I take it easy. So, I’m a castaway! That thing went straight in the garbage 😉 I’m definitely still in some pain, but so excited to be free!

Sadie says hello!

Toddler in skirtall

She was enjoying being barefoot when I took this picture. The poor girl has been having a tough week so far. She has been fussy and clingy I can’t figure out if she’s getting her two-year molars, has an ear infection, or is just feeling off. Poor gal. 

Is anyone else getting super excited for Thanksgiving? Now that we’re in the double digits of November I’m in Thanksgiving mode! We’re going to have a family Thanksgiving night with just Jimmy, Sadie, and I the week before the actual holiday and I can’t wait. 

Are there any recipes that you make for Thanksgiving or fall in general? I’d love to hear about them! 

Here are a few of my favorites: