Thanksgiving

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!

Another Day, Another…

Another day, another car picnic in the Starbucks parking lot with Sadie girl.

Toddler in back of car

This time she had vanilla milk and Nutri-grain bars. I had my usual blonde roast with cream 🙂

Another day, another quote from the Bible study book I’m working my way through on the topic of contentment.

Quote on contentment by Patsy Clairmont

The fact that we should accept and expect deserts in our spiritual journey as surely as we do joy really hit home for me. When we don’t expect life to be perfect all the time, we’re less likely to experience “whiplash” every time we’re going through a challenging situation.

Another day, another craft.

Thanksgiving turkey headband craft for toddler

We worked on a turkey headband during homeschool the day before Thanksgiving and talked about birds!

Funny side note: when I ask Sadie what noise an owl makes, she say “awooo, awooo” and it sounds like a wolf howl. That also reminds me that anytime she sees a picture of a wolf she says “Na Na” which is what she calls Niva, lol.

Another day, another visit to see Jimmy at work.

Toddler at work desk

We feel so, so blessed that we’re able to pop in and see him (and my father-in-law, brother-in-law, sister-in-law, and cousin) anytime. It definitely breaks up the day and Sadie likes to talk on the intercom.

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