Our Thanksgiving 2019

Hi! I hope everyone who celebrated had a lovely Thanksgiving! Ours was a bit different this year… we were all a bit sick, but it was no less special, memorable, and fun!

Challah bread

I spent the day before Thanksgiving fulfilling challah orders and even managed to bake one for us to bring to Thanksgiving dinner at my parents’ house! I made two loaves of cinnamon raisin, one loaf of cheddar jalapeño, and one with sun-dried tomato and feta. Man do I love baking.

Sadie had been sick earlier in the week with a fever, and then Jimmy and I caught a cold mid-week, and Sadie woke up with it on Thanksgiving. We visited my in-laws and Sadie had a ball running all around their house.

Toddler and grandma on Thanksgiving

Her little outfit says “thankful for today” and it was given to us from our friends from church Miss Laura and Mr. Dave at Sadie’s baby shower and I’ve literally been dreaming of her wearing it since that day in July 2018!

It was as adorable on her as I thought it would be!

Baby girl with thanksgiving outfit

Sadie played her little heart out and then we drove across Pittsburgh to my parents’ house and she took a turn for the worse with her cold. She had a runny nose in the morning, but by the evening she was pitiful and the most sick I’ve seen her since stomach flu 2k19 hit our house in February.

She was sneezing and coughing and crying and lethargic and it was so, so pitiful. I knew she didn’t feel good when she fell asleep on my mom’s chest on the couch. She usually climbs all over couches and doesn’t ever sit still. Poor girl.

Baby sleeping on grandma

We all enjoyed a delicious turkey dinner compliments of my parents. Afterwards we all just hung out and tried to keep Sadie girl comfortable. My parents had the same cold, so we were all sick together. It was kinda nice not having to worry about passing on our germs, lol!

Sadie had a fitful night of sleep and woke up feeling about the same on Friday so we laid low for the day. Our big Black Friday purchase was a humidifier because we called Sadie’s pediatrician and they recommended one to help with her cough.

Our Thanksgiving was great, though. We were blessed enough to all wake up with a roof over our heads, families to visit, a God who loves us, and a meal on the table. What more could we want!

Tell me about your Thanksgiving!

First Snow

Pittsburgh got its first snow of the season yesterday. We woke up to a dusting of snow and it continued to flurry on and off throughout the day. As soon as Jimmy got home from work we bundled up and tried out Sadie’s craigslist sled!

Baby in L.L. Bean sledMom and baby with sled in the snowMom pulling baby in L.L. Bean sled

Sader Tot was a big fan of her sled! We took turns pulling her around the yard and her little squeals of delight were the sweetest thing. It’s so neat to see her experience new things!

She was diggin’ the snow, too. So much so that she wanted us to put. her. down. now. when we tried to take a picture, lol.

Family in the snow with babyBaby girl in pink hat in the snow

The cold didn’t seem to bother her one bit! She just explored the yard and followed Mavis around (nothing new there–those two are inseparable!). Speaking of Mavis, she was having a ball sniffing the snow and running around like a maniac.

She had a major case of the zoomies and we were cracking up. She slept well last night!

Cocker spaniel in snowFather and baby in snow

It was a fun first snow of the season for all of us! It feels like such a huge blessing to experience these little moments of joy as a family. God has been so, so good to us ❤

Do you enjoy snow?