Much to Be Thankful For

I hope everyone had an enjoyable, festive long weekend! I worked Wednesday, Friday and Sunday but had Thursday and Saturday off- it made for a very confusing and odd schedule but we still snuck in plenty of fun with family and ate entirely too much food.
Love this woman so much!
We spent most of Thanksgiving day at my Mamaw's house- for the first time without Papaw. It was strange not to have him sitting at the head of the table, hollering down for us to fill our plates with seconds and thirds but we still enjoyed being together so much that day. Although we missed him, there are so many amazing things going on in our families to be thankful for. Life truly does go on and we can cling to the happy memories and enjoy our time together. I loved getting to see my cousins and their kiddos and was proud to see my dad who has lost 30 pounds since his birthday in September!!
My Papaw actually made that house! We played with it as kids :)

We rounded out Thanksgiving evening by heading to Jared's parents house for even more delicious food. I only snapped one photo that night- proof that we were in food comas and I pretty much parked it on the couch to watch football after dinner ;)

Our house is almost ready for Christmas. We got our festive candles out and the initial decorating started but Jared came down with a fever over the weekend and wasn't feeling so hot so we'll have to finish up the tree this week once he's on the mend. Hopefully soon!

Jared actually stayed home from a Bengals game yesterday, so you KNOW he must not have been feeling well. At least he got to watch that win from the comfort of our couch- WHODEY :) 

16 comments

  1. First holidays without loved ones are tough, glad you were able to enjoy the Holiday though. You and Jared look great in your picture, wasn't the weather amazing?

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  2. I'm glad you were able to enjoy the holidays this year! It's always hard without a loved one there, but the memories make the time so special, I think. Hope your hubs is feeling better!

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  3. Looks like you had an awesome Thanksgiving!

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  4. Seriously, though, with the way the Rams are you already had that win in your pocket! We still watched it but our team is done!

    Glad you had a great Turkey day!

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  5. Sounds like you were able to sneak in lots of holiday fun around your work :) Congrats to your dad, 30 lbs since September is awesome!!! It is so cool seeing kids playing with the same things we loved when we were younger, isn't it?

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  6. Happy Thanksgiving!! Sounds like you all had a great holiday! Hope Jared feels better soon!

    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  7. Love that first picture of you two :) she's so sweet! Your Dad is looking awesome. 30 lbs since September is crazy. Woohoo !!!

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  8. Your chambray tunic is SO CUTE! Caps lock needed to express the cuteness! :)

    Hope Jared is feeling better! All the Christmastime around your house should help him feel better :)

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  9. I just love your top from Thanksgiving! Holidays are hard without loved ones, but you know they are still with you! Happy Monday.

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  10. I hope Jared's feeling better! The holidays are always the hardest after a loved one has past, but it's always great to see the legacy that they leave behind. And hooray for another Bengals win! It was a fun football weekend for sure!

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  11. So glad you got to have some time off and spend some time with your family - even with a wonky schedule! Looks like a great Thanksgiving. Hope Jared feels better soon, though. The "man cold" is the worst :)

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  12. looks like a fabulous holiday! that photo of you two needs to be framed. and congrats to your dad, 30lbs is amazing! yay bengals :)

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  13. It sounds like a nice Thanksgiving. :)

    I cannot believe that your dad lost that much weight since September! Wow! Good for him!

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  14. I'm glad you were able to spend time with family, despite your crazy schedule. I'm also glad you and your family were able to remember your Papaw and have a good time in his memory. That's incredible that your dad lost that much weight so quickly! JEALOUS. Also, you look amazing in these pictures!

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  15. You look so cute! And yay for your dad! That's awesome!

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