What Was Your Thanksgiving Like?


Well Thanksgiving may have been a bit low-key compared to year’s past where we had the entire extended family over. We had my sister-in-law over, the kid’s grandmother and Guy. Seemed everyone else had other places to be. I have a new nephew who was born about a month ago down in Cottonwood which kinda pulls the family in two different directions during the holidays. I also have some family that has moved away. Even though the turnout wasn’t as great in numbers this year, the meal was exceptional and I am incredibly thankful for that and some time with loved ones.

The boys helping make cookies, even "Bell" wanted to get in on the cookie making.
The boys helping make cookies, even “Bell” wanted to get in on the cookie making.
Hunky Hubs carving the turkey!
Hunky Hubs carving the turkey!
The boys hanging out with Aunt Shannon.
The boys hanging out with Aunt Shannon.
Before eating to our heart's content.
Before eating to our heart’s content.


The boys eating at their very own table.


I am also thankful that we live a life wanting for nothing and that we are able to even give back to others in need during the holidays. It’s a blessing not to have to worry about where your next meal is coming from. And if you have that blessing, you should bless others as well.

Hanging out after dinner with Grandma.
Hanging out after dinner with Grandma.


Bell trying to climb the Christmas tree. Silly girl!
Bell trying to climb the Christmas tree. Silly girl!


I did not wake up Friday morning to rush out the door and stand in line anywhere. We did however, peek at some Black Friday deals on Amazon and I got my husband a few gifts, but I spent Friday cleaning up after our Thanksgiving meal and enjoyed watching Christmas movies with my family.

I did have to take Sammy (our older cat) to the vet on Friday. It looks like he’s got some sort of upper respiratory infection, and the whole house is battling a little bit of the sniffles and sore throats, but we are doing it with grateful hearts.

We’ve got a fridge full of left over turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and my mother in law’s wonderful gravy to last all week and I don’t have to worry about preparing meals for awhile…just heat it up, loosen those belts and take more naps. 🙂 Ha ha!

Anyway, we hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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43 thoughts on “What Was Your Thanksgiving Like?

  1. This is beautiful Heather! I think it sounds like the perfect kind of day. I love that you mentioned how fortunate you are to be able to have a full meal and share it with others. There are so many people who go through life not knowing when next they will eat. You are so right, we need to give back and help those in need.

    1. Thanks Tami! This year we donated a turkey and all the sides. We’ll do something similar for Christmas too! 🙂 If a person has the means, they should. It feels to good to know I can help others. I haven’t been able to do this in the past. We used to pinch pennies and I went without a lot as a child. So I’m very grateful for my lot in life now. 🙂

  2. Beautiful family pictures. This year was my most stress free Thanksgiving. I cooked the sides and dessert the day before. My brother in law made the Turkey and we took everything to my moms. I don’t like making Turkey so I was thrilled 🙂

  3. Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving to me! We went my Dad’s on Thursday and everyone was there, including my Mom. And then we went to his parents on Saturday. Spent the rest of the time eating and being a family. Love this holiday!

    1. I decided yesterday I was done with it. I think I have had about 5 or 6 meals of potatoes, stuffing, turkey and gravy since T-day and I’m turkeyed out. 😉

  4. I love a simple Thanksgiving to be honest…it gives you a moment to be…thankful. I love how helpful your boys are…so cute!! I also avoided the stores and hit Amazon for my deals–that’s the best way to go!

  5. Thanksgiving was good this year. My family was all together. It was bitter sweet. My sister passed away the week before and her funeral was the day after Thanksgiving.

    1. Oh my gosh Coralie! I am so sorry for your loss. It would be very hard to feel thankful over Thanksgiving, but at least you were all together. I’m so sorry!

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