Monday, December 2, 2013

Our Thanksgiving

I'm not sure if I love Thanksgiving so much due to the reflection of my countless blessings, the food and fellowship or the reminder that Christmas is soon to arrive. This year we celebrated very low key but I loves every minute of it. I tried filling our time with crafts and reminders to cherish loved ones by letting them know how much we are blessed to have them. 

Our first craft was something that Charli and I started several years ago. My Mom helped us make these, "Blessing Bags" as kids and we would take them to elderly people in our area. I remember one gentlemen who was so thankful that he did not let us leave until we had a Baggie full of change for our piggy banks. Now my friends, these are what memories are made of. 

We started the bags by letting Charli make Turkey handprints on them. Bryar made one too but he got super excited and stamped everything in sight. The next morning we made brownies, banana bread and cookie to place in them. Although I wish I would of had more time to add pumpkin muffins but maybe next year. 

We filled the bags with goodies and then gave them out to our neighbors and some family. I accidentally forgot the rest at home when visiting my family but hopefully they know how much we love them! 

The night before Thanksgiving the kids made Indian vest and painted all over them. This was tons of fun for them and Charli especially loved it since they have not made any at her school. {Strange I know.} 

Charli was very serious about her vest. Then after seeing the fun Bryar was having while making a mess she went a little wild too. She also named her self Daisy Sunset. 

Bryar worked very had at getting as dirty as possible so he could enjoy his bubble bath afterwards. This boy has a bubble obsession.

My Mother in law also had the kids to stamp their hands on her table runner to start a new tradition with. I think this is such a cute idea and will be so neat seeing their hands over the years. 

We shared Thanksgiving lunch with Curtis' family and dinner with mine. Sadly, Curtis worked a security detail due to the crazies at Target so he missed dinner. But he was able to grab a deal later than night which has officially made my non-coffee loving self fall in love with the Keurig. I may just turn into a cup of hot cocoa before it is over with! 

This was such a wonderful day of amazing food and family time! 


Constant Family said...

I seen him there! Thankfully all the crazies were gone by the time I got there.

Kelley said...

What a fun Thanksgiving! I LOVE the table runner idea.

Brian & Ashley said...


Lexie Loo, Lily, Liam, and Dylan Too! said...

You are such a sweet mama!!! I'm glad you had a great Thanksgiving!

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