Scenes from Thanksgiving

We have had a wonderful past week of Thanksgiving celebration- with both sides of family and now finally at home, just the five of us.  Here are some snapshots of the past few days giving thanks for the blessings in our life:

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We started out in Tybee Island, Georgia, for a few days spent with my family!

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My brother, his wife, and my niece, Sally Kate were there too, so the kids were able to get some fun cousin time in, before a new cousin joins us in January!

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We made it to Savannah for a day too, which was really fun!

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And though it was freezing cold the whole time we were there, we had to go play on the beach a bit!

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After Tybee, we headed to Aiken to have an early Thanksgiving dinner with Scott’s side of the family!

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Aunt Susan and Ben were comparing muscles!!!

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It was a quick trip, but it was nice to have some fun time with family!

We like to spend Thanksgiving day at home with our little family of five, so we headed home and were able to kick back and relax for the rest of our Thanksgiving break.

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Since all we had bought was a turkey for our meal before we left to go out of town, I had to make a trip to the grocery store on Thanksgiving morning.  It was nice, though, to have a moment to myself!  The store was empty (but well stocked, surprisingly!  Nice job, Kroger!), except for a few hurried husbands on their cellphones, picking up last minute items for their wives!  It was pretty funny.

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I got home, and Scott and I worked to get our family Thanksgiving meal together.  The kids loved helping!

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Little mid-day nap 🙂

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I made a Caramel Toffee Cheesecake Pie instead of the traditional pumpkin or pecan (since we had already had our share of them at the two prior Thanksgiving meals!)

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We had a great, relaxing Thanksgiving, in our jammies, and eating leftovers by the fire.  We are so blessed to have been able to spend time with both sides of our family, and also spend some time at home, making some of our own new Thanksgiving traditions.

We spent the rest of our Thanksgiving break unpacking and cleaning up the house (no fun), and then getting our Christmas tree and decorating for Christmas (LOTS of fun!).  I am glad to be back on our regular schedule (for three weeks, ha!), but sad that our break is over!  The next few weeks are going to be CRAAAAAZY busy, and I loved the laid back week that we had, enjoying time with each other.  It was nice to take a bit of a break from the blog and to step back from social media a bit too, and focus on the blessings and all the wonderful things I have to be thankful for in my life.

So, Happy Thanksgiving to you, my friends!  I hope you had a wonderful time with your family, celebrating all the large and small things we all have to be thankful for.  Bring on Christmas!!!

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