Thanksgiving Weekend has come and gone already! I hope you all got to spend time with the people you love most, and I really hope you got to eat lots of yummy food. 😉 I sure did! And I’ve been eating leftovers ever since (pie for breakfast four days in a row? don’t mind if I do!). We had the best weekend with our families and made so many wonderful memories. I’ve always loved the holiday season most of all but this year is extra special because we get to start our own little family traditions and make it fun and magical for our baby. Some of my favorite times as a kid were spent with my family… naming the Thanksgiving turkey, going around the table and saying what we’re most thankful for each year, picking out our Christmas tree, decorating together, and spending Christmas morning snuggled in the big bed taking turns reading about Jesus’ birth from our Bibles. I hope Alex and I can take bits of tradition from each of our childhoods and mix them with some of our own ideas to make the holidays something really special for our kids. It’s fun being the parents! 🙂
This Thanksgiving was filled with so many great memories. The day before Thanksgiving, Jameson and I went over to my parents’ house for a bit in the afternoon. We blasted Christmas music and my dad and sister kept Jameson entertained while my mom and I did some cooking/baking in the kitchen (my apple pie turned out delicious, if I do say so myself). The next morning Alex played in our church’s 2nd Annual Thanksgiving Day Flag Football game at a park nearby. Jameson and I came with him to watch/cheer him on/not really pay attention and talk to our friends instead. We had so much fun! Alex made a few touchdowns and Jameson was so proud of his daddy/didn’t notice at all and snoozed through the whole game. Good times. 🙂
That afternoon we hung out at home watching Harry Potter haha. Random, but we’ve been making our way slowly through the movies (I’ve been reading the books for the first time so each time I finish one, we watch the movie together since I’ve never seen those either). Maybe that will become one of our weird family Thanksgiving traditions? Anyway, after Harry Potter we packed up our crap (babies have a lot of crap…add in some heavy Thanksgiving dishes and our dog Charlie and we looked like a couple of pack mules) and headed to Alex’s parents’ house where my own parents were waiting for us with my sisters, brother-in-law, and niece. There were so many yummy appetizers and the main dinner was so good! (we named the turkey “Jacques,” by the way). Once again, Jameson slept through most of it, but everyone had fun taking turns holding him and my niece Madelyn whenever they were awake.
We have been so blessed by our Savior in so many ways. I’m not always as thankful as I know I should be, but I pray that God continues to teach me to be grateful and content and to stop taking my blessings for granted. We’re not guaranteed anything in this life but I’ve still been given so much to be thankful for, not just this time of year but every minute of every day. Thank you Jesus for showing me your love in so many beautiful ways!
Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours. 🙂