Wednesday might have been my busiest day; Thanksgiving food prep day! I made two hash brown potato casseroles to send to the police station for the on-duty officers, and a broccoli salad and pumpkin pecan crunch cake for our family Thanksgiving. Doesn't sound like too much work but when you factor in a crawling 7 month old who has to be pulled away from the TV and DVR box every 5 seconds, needs diaper changes and feedings every couple hours, it takes a little longer than planned. Then that night we met up with my parents, sissy, and grandparents at Gloria's for dinner.
Addy loved some Mim and GranJim time!
And then was my favorite day of the year, Thanksgiving. I absolutely love thanksgiving because I love to eat! Of course this year was extra special because we had the sweetest little pumpkin ever! Plus we had two future family additions, Sandy and Olivia! The food was delicious like usual, the men went outside and shot skeet, and the girls stayed inside and made Christmas crafts. We had four making Christmas trees and four making wreaths. I made a Pinterest inspired wreath and think it turned out OK.
Not the cutest thing ever but it will do!
Friday I spent the whole day decorating for Christmas! No Black Friday for this girl. Once again something that could have been done in a few hours strung out through the whole day because of my little busy bee. Not as many decorations this year either because I know they'll end up straight in a teeny tiny mouth. She was the best little helper though!
Saturday became day two of Christmas decorating. Addy, Aarin and I headed to Weatherford bright and early to put up our Nana and mom's trees. And we couldn't have a day at Deb's without a mini photo shoot! No sneak peeks for these photos though because you'll see them on our Christmas card this year ;) Of course we had to end the day with our family staple; Mexican food at El Fenix. Ryan actually got off work on time so he could meet us!
Nana's Beautiful Tree
Mom's Beautiful Tree
And yesterday we ended the already long and busy week with a trip to Abilene. Celebrating a very belated birthday for Uncle E and a slightly belated Thanksgiving. We started at MeeMaw and Bubba's house for a delicious, and bountiful (good Thanksgiving word), spread for lunch. Addy played all day long until she crashed when MeeMaw gave her a bottle.
Then it was round two at Mauzie and Pa's. Little missy wasn't as playful though because she's trying real hard to get some teeth in her head. She started running a fever and just needed some nap time. Luckily her Mauzie was there to put that sweet baby to sleep.
We made a quick stop at my wonderful in-laws for one final love fest and then we hit the road for the long drive home. But not before Officer Tuner got pulled over for failing to signal :)
Grandpa Keith and Aunt Kinsley
Mama E ;)
I have so many things in my life that I am thankful for but at the top of the list I'm thankful to have a gracious and faithful God "from whom all blessings flow."