Happy Thanksgiving everyone. Hard to believe its 2014. You know when I began writing this blog it was EARLY 2005 :) – so almost 10 years have passed! crazy. Time goes way to fast. Then again some days it seems to creep by. The “in the trenches” of motherhood days haha. Wont lie, I have been worn out lately. Come Reed’s nap I want nothing more than to veg and sit under my electric throw, warm and cozy in a dark room. It could be the seasonal gloom… or very well my brain in dire need of rejuvenation and peace.
My parents came up for Thanksgiving this year. Both of them are retired for the first time this season, so its fun to not have to worry about my parents work schedules… and be a bit more fluid with ours. Travis had to work thanksgiving (today)… so knowing this ahead of time, we moved Thanksgiving to Tuesday this week instead of thursday. Its what you do when married to a cop or someone with a weird not so typical holiday friendly schedule :)
Below are just some photos from the few days they spent with us. So a bit picture heavy :) – but for my memory sake well worth the blogging.
Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for 4 healthy little boys this Thanksgiving. No sickness at all (knock on wood) and a warm house to cozy up in. We have so much to be thankful for. I could spend pages and pages writing things I am thankful for. Im sure you all could as well :)
With my mom, comes healthy foods :) – shes a vegetarian and always needs her fruits and veggies.
Reed enjoys the prepping of pomegranates the most.
On Thanksgiving morning we had Homemade Belgian waffles. Oh man, I love them. I will share the recipe soon.
Toby was eyeing the bacon :)
While the turkey cooked, we went out to get our Christmas Tree.
Typically we save this for “the day after” thanksgiving. Knowing Travis had to work, we planned ahead this year.
I convinced Travis to get a “small” tree this year. He looks excited about that :)
He always wants the bigger tree… well, IMO less money, less tree = less mess, more money for later. ;-)
My attempt for a group photo did not yield good results. Just funny ones
Decorating went on while my mom and I cooked.
Isnt the tree cute!
With Thanksgiving of course comes messes….
On the menu… Turkey (about 12lbs. My mom doesn’t eat meat, so we didn’t need a huge one). Honey Ham, Hash brown Casserole, Corn Casserole, Sweet Potatoe Casserole, homemade gravy, sparkling grape juice of course (kid friendly), mac and cheese and desserts. We lacked greens this year ill be honest :) and ate a whole lotta carbs!
and of course evening coffee to help settle the food :)
Reed loves time with his Nana.