Saturday, November 29, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope that you and your family had a fantastic Thanksgiving!  I thought I'd share a few pictures of our Thankful day!

We had a wonderfully full house.  We switch off every other year with each of our parents, and this year was hubby's year.  My family went to Alabama to spend it with my Mom's family.

So, we had our little family, Hubby's parents, Hubby's sister, brother in law and my precious nephew, and my PapPa!  It was a great group and we had a wonderful time!

We had tons of yummy apps and snacks and a great dinner!  It's always fun to combine traditions and different meals that people like.  I love it.

This is my new favorite, easy breakfast, compliments of my favorite friend, Brandy.  You cook 1 roll of sausage and mix with one box of cream cheese.  Then, you take a roll of crescent rolls, and cover the bottom of a greased 9x13 pan.  Spread the sausage & cream cheese mixture over it, and then top with another roll of crescent rolls.  Bake for 13 minutes at 350 degrees and you have breakfast!  Everyone loved it and it was SO easy.  I even reheated the leftovers at 200 degrees for about 10 minutes the next day and they were just as good.

Sorry for the picture overload!  We have pictures of the whole group, but my in laws made the decision not to share pictures of my nephew online, which I completely respect :)  So, you're missing some of that cuteness!

I LOVE setting the table with my best things!  It makes me so happy! (Yes, I need dining room curtains...I can't find ones that I'm in love with).

I LOVE arrangements.

I love fall decorations.  I leave them up until the day after Thanksgiving because I enjoy them so much!  No early Christmas in this household.
Jaxson spent the day washing his cars, playing outside, and loving on his Great PapPa.

And some time swinging with Momma.
I started a new tradition this year.  I wanted to do something that would encourage us all to talk about what we were Thankful for, but I wasn't in love with any of the projects that I saw on Pinterest.  My friend Courtney sent me a picture of a table cloth that she was starting...where everyone would write what they were thankful for each year and they would add to it.  I loved that idea, but we are messy eaters (and a little clean crazy)...and I was worried about washing it.  So, I made a Thankful Banner!  Of course, I did it the night before, so I didn't have time to buy a stencil to write "Thankful" in the middle, but I'll do that before next year.  So, we all wrote what we are thankful for with our names and the year.  I'll pull it out each year and whoever is celebrating with us can join in!  I think it will be so fun to look back over the years and see how things have changed.  I love it!

How was your Thanksgiving?  I love to see everyone's homes and celebrations!