Friday, November 22, 2013

Happy to be Thankful

Today is Friday folks!

Can't complain there
next week is Thanksgiving!

I'm kinda secretly pumped about this because my husband and I are having his family over to OUR house
Turkey Day at OUR house

This is a first!!

We luckily just bought a nice sit.down.let' type table
which was (and still is for that matter) extremely HEAVY.
It's got a marble top and is about 6 ft long
and stunning!

My husband and I are in charge of all the side dishes
his parents will bring the ham and dessert
(no turkey here this year folks!)

I am headed to shop for most of the stuff today
and am excited about what I plan to prepare

Yummy sides include:
green bean casserole
crock pot mashed potatoes (and side bar of cheese, bacon and chives)
cranberry sauce
crock pot mac n cheese (thanks to a recipe from my friend Kelly)
sausage and sage stuffing (from a farmer's market)
and fresh chicken gravy (from farmer's market)

I'm drooling thinking about all this food
and I am kinda happy to not have to travel this year

Normally we would go to one set of parents
then the other
be super stuffed
and pass out
food coma
(and beer coma too)

So, I am thankful and happy this year for being able to have my family over and share with them

Any of you have family traditions you do?
We typically go around the table and say what we are thankful for...
which always gets me emotional (especially when the kiddos say something super sweet!)

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My Little Boo

Halloween 2013 was a big success on MANY levels.

I made Kensie a Halloween costume (see post here).

She WORE the costume while trick or treating

She actually got the hang on trick or treating watching other really cute kids/families and had a BIG time

Little Boo running around the neighborhood

Sparkly arms and hair ties galore

SUPER happy kiddo (and mommy!)

I honestly can't wait for next year.

I don't know that I will be making her a costume from scratch again, that was ambitious of me...and I also prepped it/finished it back in August...making sure I had more than enough time.  Who knows what kinda time I will have next year OR if she will want a certain costume (which will be easily bought rather than not available like the BOO costume).

Hope you had a happy Halloween too!