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Thanksgiving 2014

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i hope you all had a nice thanksgiving spent with the people you love. ours was pretty relaxing, which was a welcome treat as usually during holiday time we are busy running around trying to make it to each family. this year we spent thanksgiving day with my immediate family (minus my youngest sister who had to work) at my grandma’s house. everyone contributed a different part of the meal which made it a nice family affair. the smells throughout her cozy old farmhouse surely put me in the feasting mood and i just may have eaten my weight in turkey and mashed potatoes. to top it all off i was in charge of desserts and made my first ever pie, pumpkin, and apple crumble cheesecake bars, they were delicious if i do say so myself.

prior to starting our thanksgiving meal we each went around the table and said one thing we were grateful for. i think it’s so important to remember all we have and give thanks all year long, but especially during the holiday season when it’s so easy to get caught up in the commercialism of the season.

on saturday we had thanksgiving part two hosted by my mom. this was, again, with my immediate family only my sister and her boyfriend and my dad’s parents were able to join us as well. another relaxing day filled with feasting, family and good ole fashion fun. the food was a plenty and the laughter contagious. i spent most of the evening running around playing with my niece, she’s almost 2 now and a ball of energy, while the majority of my family played cards. it was such a relaxing day with no expectations.

i went to bed that night with a full belly and a full heart knowing truly how very lucky and blessed i am.

a few photos from the festivities…

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^^^thanksgiving part 1; i wish i would have taken a photo of part two’s meal there was even more food and options if you can believe it. notice the only two places without wine, the babies and mine 🙂

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^^^she got to have some special thanksgiving juice and what a lady she is drinking it; pinkys up

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^^^someone got neutered two days before thanksgiving; he was not thankful for his cone

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^^^she thinks the dog kennel is the best fort ever — she lets the dog out so she can go in

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^^^spending the afternoon snuggled up on the couch watching christmas movies with this little one is my idea of fun

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^^^decorating herself was more fun than decorating great grandma’s house

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^^^family card games post dinner

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^^^napping was necessary after all the thanksgiving celebrations

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