Last year on Thanksgiving all I could think about was how much fun this year’s Thanksgiving would be with a baby to spend it with! I’ve been looking forward to the holidays since before he was born and I can’t believe how fast they arrived. I loved planning his outfit, letting him try new foods like mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie and watching him interact with the family. There is no doubt he is loved!
The family started arriving around 1 and we sat down to eat around 2. We eat the traditional Thanksgiving meal and I have to say for the first time ever the turkey was my favorite part. It’s usually dry and gross and you have to pour gravy on it to get it down and then after you swallow you have to chase it with a gulp of water. Not this turkey! It was perfect! My mom made a brine and let it sit in that for a whole day before cooking it so we are thinking that’s the trick. She’s going to write down exactly what she did so we can repeat process next year.
Everything else we ate was delicious, too! The sweet potato soufflé was right on and the stuffing made my heart sing! I’m a little too passionate about Thanksgiving dinner as you can see. It’s a good thing we only eat this meal once a year, right?
After we ate we all sat down and watched this video (it won’t let me link anything so you’ll have to copy and paste this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjqccYmx13w) of the Robertson’s from Duck Dynasty. It’s worth sitting down and watching with your family, too. Some of my family members didn’t know the background of guys on the show so they really enjoyed it.
At the end of the day I went out and took a few pictures in the yard with Trig. You only have one 1st Thanksgiving and this baby was living it up!
He loves being outside and playing with the grass.
These 2 boys have my entire heart!
I hope you enjoyed your Thanksgiving and your time with your families. Go watch the video
Here’s my last post of things I’m thankful for this month! I feel like every time I get on here to say what I’m thankful for all I can think of is family. What it all boils down to is family is everything to me and I know God must really love me to have given me such an awesome one. So here are some of the other little things I’m also thankful for:
I am thankful for Black Friday.
Trig and I went to Target this morning and had a blast. I bought some things I needed and some things I didn’t but got a great Christmas present for my hubby! I’m not one to camp out in front of the store but I am a sucker for a great deal.
I am thankful for Good Morning America.
Anyone else watch this show? I started when I was first pregnant with Trig and was nauseous and all I wanted to do was lay on the couch. I used to watch The Today Show until Matt Lauer just pissed me off and then they brought on Savannah as his co-host and she was just dumb and I couldn’t take it anymore. I flipped it to GMA to see if it was any good and I fell in love. Mostly with Josh but also for the other people on there too. They are just so happy! And lucky for me it starts at 7am… the same time Trig wakes up and needs a bottle
I am thankful for Christmas music.
My hubby will puke when he reads this but I loooove Christmas music. Target had Kelly Clarkson’s Christmas album on sale today for $7. I didn’t even think twice about throwing it in my cart. I saw it from a distance and in one quick sweep walked over, grabbed it, and tossed it in without even slowing down. Even the lady standing there trying to decide what album she wanted to buy was surprised at my decisiveness. Score!
I am thankful for Thanksgiving leftovers.
This doesn’t even need an explanation. Thanksgiving is the best meal of the year and it deserves to be eaten until it’s gone. End of story.
I am thankful for all three of my blog readers.
This is kind of a joke but not really. I have three people (that I know of) that read my blog and they were all 3 at our Thanksgiving dinner yesterday. I’m thankful for them because if it weren’t for them I’d be spending all this time writing and not a single soul would see it. Love you guys!
That’s a wrap! Enjoy your holiday weekend!
I’m spending the weekend in Tampa with my family so I’ll be blogging from the recliner in my mom’s family room for the next few days. I hope everyone enjoys their time with their families and friends tomorrow and I hope your meal is as delicious as it always is!
I am thankful for short rides home.
I know many people who live VERY far from “home”. By home I mean where they grew up; where their roots are. My roots are in Tampa so I am so thankful that the man who stole my heart grew up only 2 hours away and not across the country somewhere. Any time I want to visit my parents I just pack up the car and take a 2 1/2 hour ride down I-75 and I can see them. I can’t imagine living so far that I couldn’t visit whenever I wanted.
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I am thankful for online shopping.
I hear a lot about supporting local businesses or small business and I love the concept especially since I have a small business myself. I always try to buy local handmade items whenever possible and this year for Christmas I am doing my best to support small businesses by buying my gifts from Etsy and other online boutiques. Not only do I get to shop in my pj’s, I also get to look forward to all these fun things coming in the mail for the next few weeks! Online shopping rocks!