November 30, 2015

A Week of Thankful Family Fun

Morning, friends. Anyone struggling after a long weekend? *raises hand* Le Husband and were actually in Cincinnati all week for family time so I'm definitely on the work struggle bus. We drove up last weekend, went to the OSU game [dagger still] then enjoyed LOTS of fun family time all week. There was some remote work done, but for the most part it was a week of chill time and lots of delicious food. I'm so grateful for such a wonderful married into family and loved all of the holiday cheer together. While it's tough to split the holidays, it's fun having yearly traditions.

Here's a lil bit of our week long holiday.

* A pirate birthday celebrating for a very special three year old. 

* The fabulous LEGO HAT Kathy made for my lil nephew. He looks so cute in it but hates pictures #dudes.

* Our annual zoo lights trip and our annual picture with the pretty twinkles in the background.

* Lots of baby snuggles with our six month old nephew. His leg rolls are so delicious and his smile is precious. I LOVED getting my baby fix while babysitting multiple times during the week.

* Even though it isn't a full body shot, I was able to snap the elusive holiday picture with Le Husband. He's not a big picture guy and usually we're too busy catching up with family to pose for pictures, but I grabbed one right before we left. #atleastwehaveitdocumented

* Thanksgiving day was full of family, fun and of course food. I stuffed myself silly at brunch and dinner and took home a few servings of leftovers to enjoy during the rest of the week. 

* Extra baby snuggles at the dinner table.

* My Thanksgiving outfit was a hit and one I plan putting on repeat later in the year. #cheerstoplaid

* As is my goal every year,  the first round Christmas cards went out the Friday after Thanksgiving. I can't wait to start hearing from friends and family, mail this time of year is just the best. 

Not pictured:

+ The time I walked into a pole and the bump that showed up afterwards. #ugh

+ Our five trips to the gym to stay on track workout and food [hah] wise.

+ A hellacious Monday working from Ohio when things were on fire at work. Glad I was able to help but working from home and losing a vacation day was not fun. #betterbelieveImgettingitback

+ Lots of Dunkin Donuts coffee and trips to the store. 

+ Dogs, dogs and more dogs.

+ Our crazy back roads trip to and from Cincinnati. #whattheheckgps

+ Naps on naps on naps.

+ Football on football on football. WAY TO GO BUCKS! Way to CRUSH *ichigan!

+ Finally getting to see Sportyspice after her engagement. We toasted with champs and I gave her a bride bag I bought two days after I found out her boyfriend was going to propose. #yaysissyboo

I hope y'all had a great Thanksgiving holiday and would love to hear all about it. Any new recipes to share? Sending EVERYONE some extra coffee and sparkles today, rock out your Monday!


  1. Oh my gosh girl - I'm sorry I LOL'd at the thought of you walking into a pole! Happens to all of us lol! Baby snuggles and lots of family time is just the best!! I snuggled with my nieces and nephew this weekend and it was the best! My cards went out this weekend too - so happy!! Happy Monday girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. 6 month old babies are the best! They aren't super mobile yet so they are prime for squeezing! Girl I walk into way more things then I care to admit lol. I didn't get any pictures with Mark this year! It got late so quickly and then food coma took over. We maybe should stage a quick photo later ;-) Glad you had such a nice time with your fam!

  3. What a great Thanksgiving week!! Love all the baby snuggles! Come to AZ and indulge in more ;)
    so, work was literally on fire? I want more details! Good luck getting back into the swing of things this week ;) Eric worked all weekend, plus we all ended up sick, PLUS I potty trained Mia... So this Monday's got nothin' on me, ha!!

  4. Christmas cards are already out! Wow! I'm hoping to snag a cyber Monday deal today, but we shall see! Happy Monday!

  5. Oh man.. I've never bumped into a pole but it's a serious concern of mine when I'm out and about hahha.. At the hotel we stayed at over the weekend, Emily bumped right into a plastic see through glass thinking it was an opening! I felt terrible. She hurt her tiny nose.. She laughed it off so that was good! Yay for food gym and coffee from Dunks! Xo

  6. I totally agree with you, I love my in laws so much, but it's also so difficult to learn how to split the holiday time between families. But you end up making your own traditions together, which is what it's about. It sounds like you had such a great time with family this weekend, and I love that y'all went to zoo lights! We have zoo lights in Houston too, but we haven't had a chance to make it there even though it looks like a blast!

  7. def need all the coffee today! what a lovely holiday! minus working on your day off! good for you for working out during the holiday too! and naps - all the naps yes please. i'm not gonna lie - today was rough getting up and not being able to sleep in. no thank you. happy monday girly!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  8. Oh my goodness! That Lego hat has to be the cutest thing ever! I can't believe you went to the gym 5 times, get it girl! So motivated! So jealous you spent Thanksgiving in my hometown and got to go to the zoo for the lights, one of my favorite things!! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  9. Girl I am struggling, I could barely make it in today without contemplating just not going in today. I did, but still I was struggling.

    Yay for the holiday picture. Kyle's not a big fan of taking photos either, I usually have to beg him to take a photo with me since he does appear in the blog photos quite a bit (you can imagine how many outtakes photos we have). And you are such a go-getter, we just ordered our christmas cards yesterday...I'll admit though we didn't get the final picture until this past Saturday.

    It sounds like your week was just heaven! I can see why it was so hard for you to come back to the reality of work, womp womp. If it makes you feel any better I've run into glass doors and then opened a door into my face before.

    liz @ sundays with sophie

  10. That lego hat is all sorts of adorable. Love it!

  11. Oh no, I totally walk into things all the time. In fact, I walk into file cabinet so much I think I have a permanent bruise on my leg. Looks like it was a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. So jealous you went to Zoo lights, that is on my list of things to do and soon. Happy Monday!

  12. 5 trips to the gym. You win at life. 100% win! Can't wait to see that outfit... and yay for holiday cards being ready to go! I need to update a few addresses, but I think ours will be in the mail next week, too!! It feels so good to have that done!

  13. Loving that lego hat! Sounds like a fabulous long weekend, and I hear ya girl. I am definitely on the struggle bus today, it's soooo hard to get back into routine after a fabulous holiday weekend. And lol at walking into the pole, I do stuff like that on almost a daily basis :-P

  14. I love zoo lights trips!! I wish there was one here to go to, but I'll make do with all the gorgeous lights that are slowly going up around the city! Glad you had such a wonderful week of relaxing and celebrating, girlfriend! xo

  15. Fire at work? That doesn't sound good. Hope you get your vacation day back. Sounds like a busy and fun-filled trip.

  16. My husband is the same way with pictures. I literally have to pull teeth to get him to take one. Haha, it's so great that I'm on the opposite end of the spectrum and always have a camera in my hand. Have a great day :)

  17. You were BUSY! Sounds like a fabulous week with lots of fun!

  18. I was so sad when I realized I didn't get one family Thanksgiving picture this year - major fail! Another major fail was Michigan football, haha that game was brutal. So glad you guys had a great Thanksgiving with lots of baby snuggles!

  19. I wish my leg rolls were cute still. :( lol
    Okay... I want to see the bump and I need more background info on that story, lmao

  20. yay! love that he loves the hat.

    kayla has the worst smile in pictures..she has legit Chandler face. i love her to pieces but damn, that girl needs to smile better lol

    so glad you had a fab weekend!

  21. How fun that you guys got to spend the whole week away! I was hurting today and we were only away from Wednesday to Saturday, ha! Is it next weekend yet???

  22. We LOVE zoo lights! I'm hoping to go sometime next week once the temperatures warm a bit here! And how amazing are you for FIVE trips to the gym!

  23. You already sent your cards out?! You go girl!

  24. You guys had a busy break! Love that your outfit was a hit, I always have great expectations for mine and it never turns out #sadday. Don't worry about the OSU loss, my team is Auburn and they lost to the in state rival Alabama this week so I will be hearing about it for the next 365 days ha!
    Linds @ Not A Mom


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