Sunday, December 1, 2013

A Thankful Weekend

As the long weekend comes to a (unfortunate) close, I'm now looking forward to Christmas even more not only because it's my favorite holiday, it's completely magical and I love everything about it in general, but it means that I'll have two weeks off from work and that is pretty much priceless to me.

I asked Kathryn what she was thankful for on the morning of Thanksgiving. Her exact response was: God, Jesus, the Earth, mommy, daddy, and all of our family and friends.

Pretty solid answer.
 The only pictures we got of each other on Thanksgiving

We were able to pack lots of activities into our precious time off (including weeding through some closets and sorting through and trashing of my favorite things to do).
Dinner with great friends (Amanda and Steven!)
 Adventures outside
 First board game!
We took K to her first movie in the theatre to see "Frozen." She did GREAT (I think the popcorn was a major contributor to her good behavior), plus it was a cute movie.
 In an effort to clean out the toys she doesn't use anymore, we let her know that Santa needs her help to give toys to children who aren't as fortunate (he'll pick them up from her on Christmas Eve). After a solid 20 minutes of sorting through toys, the only 'toy' she found that she doesn't need anymore is the nasal aspirator that's on the ottoman. We have a bit of work ahead of us...
Speaking of Christmas, I got anxious this year. I normally wait until the day after Thanksgiving to decorate the house, but this year we started two days before Thanksgiving.
Reindeer pancakes!
Hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Happy Thanksgiving! The bit about the nasal aspirator as a toy to give away is hilarious. :) Good luck with the toy reduction mission!

    1. Thanks, Jane! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving as well! :-)

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  3. This is so cute. Thanksgiving was so late it was too hard to wait to put up decorations!

    1. Happy belated Thanksgiving, Lilly! Hope you're having a blast decorating for Christmas. (p.s. your Christmas tree is AWESOME!)