Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend Recap...

Whew, I am very glad to be home!

As much as I love seeing family it is always nice to have the boys in their own rooms 
and having everything in it's place vs in a suitcase! 

Thanksgiving was GREAT!
We left Wednesday and stopped by the farm to pick up our turkey friend...
Jordan almost took a 29lb turkey, but thankfully he stuck with a 19lb one instead
{we have so much left overs as is}
We did a FRESH organic free range turkey (butchered that day) and it tasted AMAZING...
That night we went out to eat with a few of the girls from my class and their husbands/fiances
It was nice to catch up with everyone

Thursday was ALL ABOUT eating...
as if that is not whats on my mind most days
My stepmom and dad did an excellent job cooking, as always! 

One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is how AMAZING the turkey is...
Diane puts bacon on the outside for the first half of cooking which makes for an amazing snack midcook
She also stuffs it with all kinds of goodness (oranges, celery, herbs out the wazoo!)
Vincent helped in the kitchen a lot...
This is how insane Luke is....
Not only does he try to walk down the stairs...
He stands on EVERY THING
TIME TO EAT...
The stuffing is out of this world...it has apples and ham in it...YUMMMM
My cake
That night ended with Vincent passing out in my arms during the rosary...
 
After a semi-good nights rest...
The boys were both getting over a cold this weekend and did not sleep well
We hit the mall...
Baby Gap was having some great sales...
I picked up lots of stuff for the boys and a coming home outfit for Jude...
AND....
LOOK WHAT THEY HAD....
I have searched HIGH AND LOW for those hats and they had TWO LEFT...
Both in the boys sizes...
it was FATE!!!
After shopping we hit a local ice cream place...
it was the first time I had ever been there...
We get a lot of milk from there, they sell grassfed milk so all their ice cream was made with it...
The boys LOVED IT!
Chrissy and Claira also stopped that night over for a little visit...
Claira is so freaking sweet and cuddly!
I LOVE spending time with them! I wish we lived closer...
That night I had a date with Lightroom 3 installing...
Just me...Jude...and Lightroom!

Until a certain snuggle bug snuck in!!

Vincent now loves my "TAMERA" and likes to take pics...
The next day we headed home!
Then today we got our tree!! YAY!
Are these hats NOT TO DIE FOR!?!?!!
I wanted a pic of both boys but Luke ran, 
and at first Vincent would only smile towards the tree worker guy! HAHA
There we go!!:)
Where is Luke!??!
Peek a boo!! 
Boys and Puddles...
When we got home we got a little bit of Christmas stuff out waiting for the tree to be delivered...
Bring it in DAD!
Hauling bertha inside...

More pics to come once we finally get her decorated this week!!


TOMORROW starts MY CHRISTMAS GIVEAWAYS!!!! 
Check back to WIN!! 
Hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving!!
xoxo

10 comments:

  1. That turkey looks amazing!! It totally puts mine to shame!!!

    Love the pics of the boys!! Are you loving lightroom??

    Soo jealous you've gotten your tree! It's gorgeous!!!

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  2. LOVE the hats and all the pictures! I want to be your neighbor!

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  3. looks like you guys had a wonderful holiday!!!! love all the pics :) so how are you enjoying lightroom??? I've been debating between lightroom and elements. any suggestions?

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  4. Out loud laughing at the picture of V chimp-grinning at the tree guy!

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  5. The bacon turkey looks AHHHH mazing. And I saw those hats at Gap the other day and thought of you. I tried to put one on my kids, but apparently they aren't as cooperative as yours. Good thing it's still in the 80's over here and there's really no need for hats. :)

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  6. Love the hats!! So cute :)

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    Hopefully it will be as entertaining as yours!

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  7. LOVE those hats, too cute! Your hubby cracks me up...I'm waiting for a pic of him this winter out in the snow BAREFOOT! :)
    That cake looks really tasty, too!

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  8. The hats are so cute, it reminds me of Snoopy when he is fighting the Red Baron in World War I. The outfit for Jude is really darling. See you in a bit for the Lights Before Christmas.

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  9. I forgot, I knew that I had another comment to make. Luke is just taking after his Uncle T. J. T. J. used to stand on everything, his high chair tray, the oven door, anything he could climb on, he did.

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  10. Luke sounds like Hannah. She's 14 months and climbs everything too. Your Thanksgiving dinner looked great (BACON!!!!!!!). I think it's lovely that you include your kids while you do the rosary.

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