Thanksgiving 2013

Thanksgiving this year was pretty amazing. In fact, it is definitely up there in top Thanksgivings ever. Probably due partly to the fact that last year I was 2 months pregnant and didn't want to eat anything. Plus having a sweet little baby pretty much makes every occasion feel new and extra special. I was feeling extra extra grateful.

We did Thanksgiving with Seth's family in Washington state this year. All of his family planned to come, except one brother who is serving a mission for our church in Madagascar. However, last minute, one family wasn't able to make it due to a kind of medical emergency. We missed them terribly and I cannot wait until the next time we are ALL together.

Dinner was wonderful too. As much as I'd love to say I helped with a lot of the cooking, Seth's mom is a culinary master, so all I really did was cheese and crackers. Therefore, I overcompensated with tons of different cracker choices, sliced cheeses and sausage, spinach dip and baked brie with apricot preserves. Ha! A little overboard when we had a huge feast to eat already. So my main contribution was setting the tablescape, which was pretty easy with the help of my sister-in-law and a bunch of stuff I brought from my house.

We had an amazing time celebrating an engagement, new babies and how thankful we all are for amazing family. I know I've said this before, but I seriously lucked out with the family I married into. They are the best. Ever. No battle.

My little mini-me. This tender-hearted, creative girl is SO much like me at her age. I adore her. (And all of our nieces and nephews!)

Tell me those big blue eyes don't melt your heart. I dare you.

Copper glittered pine cones with hand-stamped tags as  place cards. The back of the tags contained Thanksgiving trivia that we used as a game while we ate.

After-dinner snuggles and naptime.

Miles and Greyson. They are 2.5 months apart and will surely be best friends. This was solidified when they reached out and held each others hands, then swung them back and forth. I was dying, cutest thing I've ever seen.

The whole crazy clan minus one family of 5 and our missionary.

I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving! 


1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness, I love this :) Thank you a million for making the long haul up here! We had a fabulous time!!!