Holiday

How We Spent the First Day of 2021

Our first day of 2021 was pretty relaxed. First things first, I had coffee and read my Bible. Sadie girl woke up with the sniffles and a fever so she stayed in her pajamas most of the day.

She decided to paint her nails on the kitchen table and I decided to document that. She also painted my nails. And my hand. And a little bit of my arm. I got the whole spa treatment 😉

Toddler painting her nails

Jimmy was off work for the holiday, so he worked on a house project. He is going to renovate our mantle and fireplace area. I can’t wait to see what he does. He said it’s going to involve steel and a new fireplace! 

I always let him have free rein with house projects because he has much better design taste than I do and it’s a lot of fun to see him use his creativity and skills. He had some help from Sadie and Niva throughout the day. 

Husky and toddler playing in garage

I went to the grocery store, folded laundry, vacuumed the couches, deep cleaned the kitchen, and did some mopping. It was a rainy day + Niva and Sadie going in and out of the garage made for dirty floors.

I love the way the house feels when the floors are spic and span! 

Siberian husky standing by mop

In the evening I started feeling a tickle in my throat and it turned into a full blown sore throat and runny nose by bedtime. ‘Tis the season, huh?

So far, Jimmy is the only one not sick so he is drinking lots of orange juice to up his vitamin c and hopefully ward off mine and Sadie’s germs 😉

How did you spend the first day of 2021?

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!