Monday, November 30, 2015

Thanksgiving Recap


Ok, now that Thanksgiving is over, we can start to enjoy all things Christmas. ALL THINGS CHRISTMAS.

Yes, that deserved capitals.

You know I'm crazy about Christmas, right? But first, here is a cute photo of my daughter all dressed up and ready for our "Thanksgiving Feast". (Her words)

My little turkey! We had a really great Thanksgiving Day. I started it off with an easy 5 mile run, followed by about 30 minutes of pilates. Loving pilates right now.

Then we enjoyed breakfast together, watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and basically lounged around until it was time to go to Grandma's house. It was basically a smorgasbord of food all afternoon/evening/night. I definitely enjoyed my fair share of everything, which led me to feel like this:

All the way until Friday afternoon. Thankfully, both Travis and I had Black Friday off, so we could sleep in and hang out around the house. 

Or, in my case, decorate for Christmas.


magically turned into this:

It really only takes me about 2-3 hours to get all the decorations out and put everything else away (including our Christmas dishes and wine glasses - no stone left unturned when it comes to Christmas decorating). We save the tree for last so that we can decorate it at night with the lights on. Emily loves to help put all the ornaments on, and while I love her enthusiasm, I usually end up having to rearrange an ornament or two after we're done. 4 ornaments on one branch? Totally acceptable to a preschooler. 

She's also really getting into the holiday music, and loves to dance to some of her favorite tunes. Although, since she only knows a couple of songs (not Christmas songs), she'll start singing those to the tune of whatever carol is playing. Too cute! 

Our weather was unseasonably warm this weekend, which was quite nice for a little outside playing and just life in general. However, we're expecting to get our first winter storm starting this afternoon - the weatherman is predicting 4-6" by morning. I guess winter finally decided to show up!

I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving with your families!

Do you have an ornament-placement strategy when decorating the Christmas tree?


  1. That tree is absolutely gorgeous!!! SO FESTIVE!!! Sadly, I haven't put up a Christmas tree in years and years because our condo is too small. I am thinking about doing the tiny little Charlie Brown tree? LOL!

    I can only imagine how cute it must be to watch Emily singing and dancing along to the various songs!!! You should try to capture some on video for the future. =)

    1. Thank you! It's pretty simple, but I love all our unique ornaments and the stories behind them. You should definitely do a small tree - maybe even a table top one?