Friday, November 24, 2017

Our Thanksgiving and Friday Favorites

How was everyone's Thanksgiving?  Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. My favorite is the 4th of July, and then Thanksgiving and Christmas are a tie.  I started the day off with a run on my own instead of a race (actually I don't think I've ever done a turkey trot race).

We made it to one of my families Thanksgiving traditions, the turkey shoot.  We all gather with our guns and ammo and shoot clay pigeons. Whoever hits the most takes home the trophy.  We didn't participate in the big competition but we let the girls have a turn shooting their turkey (the color of the month blender bottle was a turkey for November).

We also took some random goofy pictures, because that's how my cousins and I are. We are getting better at jumping pictures. It's only taken us 10+ years.

Then I got to work finishing the pies that I was asked to bring our feast! I love pie. My mom has the best pies ever and I attempted her pie crust recipe ON MY OWN! Trevon and I have been married 8 years and I've only made this pie crust when I've had my mom helping me. This year I was brave though and did it while V napped and I sent the kids out to play in the backyard the day before. Then I made the pie filling Thanksgiving morning.

We ate Thanksgiving dinner at my parent's house with some of my mom's side of the family. I have always loved that I live close to my cousins and grew up being friends with my cousins. Having a friend at every event was the best. Cousins make the best friends! It was also really amazing weather here, so the kids all went outside to run around and play while us adults got to sit and visit.

Then we went over to Trevon's dad's house and brought the pie I made to share with him. So much pie! We are so thankful for our family, our country, and each other!

And now for some Friday Favorites!

One of my favorite traditions at this time of year is making a photo book of the whole year. I've used a couple of different websites to do this and I loved using Mixbook because they had so many creative options to make it totally my own! And now through the 29th, they are giving everyone 55% off everything (books, holiday cards, prints, gifts etc..), plus free shipping, if you use the coupon code: CYBER17A. Be sure to check that out!

I think that the phase V is in is one of my very favorite post-baby phases. He is so so busy, and he's into everything! But, he makes up for all the mischief with cuteness. He's learning animal noises and body parts. And he gets excited over things he recognizes, like songs or certain kid shows. As long as he takes a nap, he's happy! I love it!

If you missed them, here are the favorited posts are here:

- Favorite Blender Bottle 

- Fixer Upper Season 5 Workout

- Preventing, Detecting, Stopping and Healing Injury  

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