Monday, November 30, 2020

Thanksgiving Day and Thankful Turkey

Hello everyone!  Back from Thanksgiving and happy to be here!  Wanted to recap our Thanksgiving so I remember for years to come!

We hosted this year and it was definitely not what we typically do but it was super fun having people here!  My parents came down the night before and we didn't think they were going to so I hadn't told Molly Anne that they were on their way.  Imagine her surprise when they knocked on the front door!  She was sooooo excited! 

Kevin's parents, his brother and his friend came over for dinner as well.  It was nice! 

Here's what went down for the menu.  We outsourced the big things and the things I'm not good at to Fresh Market. I'm so glad we did that!

Turkey shape of pepperoni and sliced cheese and ritz crackers (picture below!)

Ham - Kevin’s parents
Deviled eggs - Kevin’s parents 
Turkey - Fresh Market
Gravy - Fresh Market
Stuffing - Fresh Market
Mashed potatoes - Fresh Market
Cranberry - Fresh Market
Rolls - Fresh Market

Hash brown casserole - I need to post this but it's an old recipe I've had forever
Green bean casserole - made it the ole trusty way
Oyster casserole - family recipe, top secret I think!

Apple pie and carrot cake - Kevin’s parents from an amazing local bakery
Sweet potato pie courtesy of Harris Teeter

The big surprise!

We started the day with a turkey trot.  I ran for 45 minutes around the neighborhood, did about 4.5 miles while Dad and Grady golf carted beside me.  It was fun.  Dad and I have always turkey trotted but unfortunately he can't run anymore.  

Dad built a fire around 9am and kept it going all day long! 

He was in his happy place on the porch tending to a fire!

The tablescape using these gold votive holders and these white pumpkins.  The glass hurricane was a wedding present and I just popped in some Williams Sonoma candles. Mom brought her mom's tablecloths!

Turkey appetizer inspired by my SIL!

Carving the meat!

The spread!

We tried to make it all semi covid friendly the best we could.  I wanted to have one big table but it was best given the circumstances to have two separate tables on the porch.  Our big doors to the house were open so breeze was through there all day.  We did the best we could but still wanted to be together.  

Our neighbors came over later that night and the kids played together. 

This was about how we all were after the big day! 

Can't forget our Thankful Turkey we did this year.  I asked the kids randomly when I remembered what they were most thankful for and we got Cheez Its to Tractors to Jesus on there! 

Friday, November 27, 2020

Best Black Friday Deals

Hope you find lots of perfect gifts today! Here are some stores to get you started!

Serena and Lily - 20% almost everything with code TOGETHER
Anthropologie - everything 30% off
Vineyard Vines - 30-70% off with code FRIDAY
Athleta - 20% off!
Lululemon  - huge sale


Here are all of my gift guides so far!

Happy shopping!

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you all a very Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!

Monday, November 23, 2020

Weekend in the hood

Friday roaming the halls on our way to Grady's classroom!

He looked so cute with his Thanksgiving hat and necklace on when we picked him up on Friday!

Friday night we went over to our neighbor's driveway to hang out.  We all brought something and Jen had gotten pizza for everyone.  It was such a fun night for the children and adults.

Think Grady likes smores?! HA!

The mamas.

Mills and I went on a late night golf cart ride and walk.  He loves the extra attention!

Saturday morning at the soccer field.  Kevin took Molly Anne to breakfast while we did this.  Then we met back at home and I took them to Molly Anne's tennis lesson.

Laid very low after naps because we were up late Friday night and needed to recoup.

Sunday morning we put together Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes for a little girl Molly Anne's age and a little boy Grady's age.  It was a good learning experience for both of them but of course a little more impactful for Molly Anne.  

After nap and a peloton ride, we hung out on the porch watching the panthers game by the fire. Kevin grilled some brats for dinner and we called it an early night! 

One of our neighbors brought us a Godiva advent calendar! How sweet was that?!!

Walking Mills late night... I think this house has the prettiest lights! 

Can you all believe it's Thanksgiving week?!

Friday, November 20, 2020

Five On Friday

This combo for breakfast. The kids love it and so do I!

He ate with his hand on my leg. Melt!  Kevin and I took him out for an early dinner while Molly Anne was at tumbling!

Waiting for sister to come home from school!

We sold a house and bought a house this week. Justin makes it so easy for the closings. 

Preschool crafts are my favorite! 

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Gift Guide - For Your Husband or Significant Other

I think I’ve probably gotten the most use out of Kevin’s Father’s Day gift but it’s so good. 

I got Kevin this vest last year and he wears it all of the time!

Orvis Hanging Kit
- this lasts forever. My Dad has had his a million years. 

Printed Boxers from J.Crew - a good stocking stuffer