A Thankful Week


I feel like my heart could just explode with love at any given minute this week. The holidays always remind me of how truly blessed my life is but this year I feel it even more. We kicked off the holiday season over the weekend celebrating Jared's birthday (the 19th) and his dad's birthday (the 20th) plus had our first Thanksgiving with family. Talk about a lot of celebrating rolled into one weekend!

We played games at our house Saturday night with Kayla + Caleb and I'm pretty confident it was my worst losing streak ever. I lost at Banangrams, Life and even Sequence. I blame mom brain and lack of sleep, but we still had a great time. Playing games is one of my favorite things ever and it's nice to be able to still make time for them with friends. Definitely the perfect 'night-in' activity for us to host.
Jared and I were typical newb parents and we packed everything we could possibly ever need for little T and spent Sunday afternoon at his parent's house. Delicious food, football, gifts, cake and lots of laughter rounded out the day. T only napped about 30 minutes while we were there which was a tad stressful on this momma, but he hung in there like a champ. When we finally got home that little boy crashed hardddd and was still recovering the next day, I think. Let's hope he can keep up with the rest of the busy holiday week ahead!


And yes, you might have noticed some Christmas decorations up there in those photos... it's true. This is the first year Jared and I have ever decorated this early. We have always done it the day/weekend after Thanksgiving but something got into us Friday night and we decided to put everything up then. I absolutely love putting our ornaments on the tree and enjoying all the memories that come with each one. Jared and I both have tons of childhood ornaments from our own parents and grandparents and we are looking forward to buying T his own first ornament this year!

I hope you are all counting your blessings this week and looking forward to a few days away from work soon! Cheers to this short, holiday week!!

13 comments

  1. T in that gobble til you wobble shirt is TOO CUTE! There is just something about the holidays that make you even more grateful for all you have. Glad this season has been a great one for you!

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  2. Boardgames, Snacks (and wine) is my favourite way to spend time with friends. I love that there's something to do but there's no time constraint. I hate being out at a restaurant with friends enjoying really good conversation and having to cut it short because everyone has finished their meal and it's time to go.

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  3. I'm trying really hard not to start on Christmas until this weekend but not going to lie, it's rough. I really just need black Friday here so I can get some of the deals then I can settle down.

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  4. What an awesome way to start the Holiday Season. I love family and friend game nights. I actually never win any games though. I am the worst!! Little T is getting so big! I bet i'll probably be the same way and pack anything and everything "in case he might need it" lol. I am the same way you use to be. I don't start Christmas decorating until black friday, but seeing all the Holiday Cheer so early is giving me the itch to start right now! Happy Tuesday girl <3

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  5. Bananagrams makes me angry haha. I love T's outfit. So cute. What a great way to kick off the holidays.

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  6. Killin it with the WB on that last photo! ;) woo woo! It was so fun to have another game night with you guys. That will always be a favorite thing of ours to do!! :)

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  7. "Gobble til you wobble" - I love that! Can I get that onesie in my size?! Ha!

    Sounds like a great way to start off the holiday season. :)

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  8. I hope you all have an amazing Thanksgiving!!! :)

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  9. I love this time of year when it's so easy to reflect on all of the amazing things we have in going on in our lives. Yay for a great kick start to Thanksgiving. Enjoy the rest of your week sweet friend.

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  10. It really is easy to see how blessed we are during this time of the year, especially when we're surrounded by family and friends! I'm glad that you're already having a great time celebrating, and buying ornaments for new memories is one of my favorite things about Christmas!

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  11. SO excited for this holiday season with our babes!!! It's going to be the best one yet!

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  12. My parents bought an ornament for me every year for Christmas but never gave them to me, when I moved out my mom gave me a box of about 22 ornaments. I thought it was an awesome thing to have because I could literally tell how old/dated some of them were. Looks like you had a fun weekend!

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  13. What a fun weekend you had!!! I am with you, I love putting ornaments on the tree because they are a collection of childhood ones I have gotten over the years and so many memories come with them. I am certainly starting a collection for baby girl starting with her first this year!!!

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