Friday, November 26, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with their family and friends, I know we did! Instead of traveling down to California to visit my in-laws, like we usually do, this Thanksgiving we stayed home and it was just the three of us. As much as I love visiting our families, especially around the holidays, there is definitely something to be said about being at home. No stresses about traveling or packing or cooking for mass amounts of people, and no trying to please everyone. We spent Thanksgiving exactly how we wanted to and it was fabulous.

After a quick breakfast of orange glazed cinnamon rolls and coffee we put on our winter coats (It was cold for Phoenix! Only 49 degrees!) and walked down to our park. We spent about an hour kicking the soccer ball around, going down slides, climbing on the jungle gym and through the tunnels  and rolling down the grassy hill before we were all worn out.

After we got down we all lay down for a nice mid-morning nap and then we put out some munchie foods, opened some beer and put on the the football game. In true Thanksgiving dinner fashion we pretty much spent most of the days munching and lazing around with beer and football.

and we went all out for dinner, even though it was just the three of us. We chopped and baked and stirred and boiled and had a Thanksgiving dinner with all the trimmings. There was ham (I'm not a huge fan of Turkey), mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, rolls cranberry sauce and wine. L loved trying all the new food and we ate way to much and still ended up with a ton of leftovers.

I love that L is a little older this year and seemed to have a better understanding as to what was going on around him. Or, at least, he was more excited about what was going on around him. And now that Thanksgiving is over I am in full Christmas mode. I love, love, love Christmas, and that love has only grown now that I have my monkey to share it with. L and i braved the crowds out for Black Friday at our local Target and Kohl's, picking up Christmas Presents, decorations, wrapping paper and eggnog, and then we spent the afternoon listening to Christmas carols, watching Elf (favorite Christmas movie ever!) and decorating our house. The Christmas village is up, the stairs are wrapped in garland, the stocking are hung, and even the creep angel from my childhood glows from the corner of the room.

I hope everyone had as great a Thanksgiving as we did, and let the Christmas festivities begin!

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