We were going to go to a church turkey bowl on Thanksgiving. We were told there would be donuts, hot chocolate, and activities for all ages. But when we got there, it was just flag football. Miscommunication, perhaps? So…we went to Krispy Kreme instead 😂. As we parked the van, I said, “I think we just started a new tradition.” My husband replied, “heck yeah we did!” I doubt we’ll have any objections 😂. It was such a fun way to start the holiday!
Everyone loves watching the donuts! Even our littlest. She kept reaching toward them excitedly 😂
We took our donuts home and ate them with hot chocolate or chocolate milk.
I had a maple bar, custard filled, and peppermint hot chocolate. Perfect start to any holiday!
Most of our extended family lives in other states, but one of my husband’s sisters and her family live about an hour away. We went over to their new house for Thanksgiving dinner. We split the cooking in half. Our portion of the food:
We had a wonderful Thanksgiving with them!
So. Much. Delicious. Food!
And the baby was mostly interested in their dog’s water dish 😂
We took all of Thanksgiving week off from school. It was great! We needed the break. Parts of it were really stressful, but we also spent a lot of time relaxing together as a family.
We got our first snow of the season on Saturday. We had a blast playing in the snow! We decked the halls with our Christmas decor last night. We were missing a box, which we found later. We’ll decorate with the items in that box soon, but I love how it’s coming together so far! Pics of snow and decor coming in a separate post; plus, they’re on my phone and I’m on my computer right now.
Today is very much the Monday after a break. Getting back into the school routine was a complete battle with my SPD 8.5 year old. And most of this week will be abnormal because my oldest’s birthday is tomorrow, my middle is getting cavities filled on Wed, and I’m helping decorate for our Relief Society (women at church) Christmas party on Thursday during the day. I have to take the kids along. We’ll see how that goes! 😂😂😂
I keep trying to slow down, and my body is telling me to do just that by giving me cold symptoms, but I have too many commitments this month that have to be addressed. I’m ready for November to end 😂😂😂. We’ve had ups and downs, but it’s been a very busy month. Even so, we are so blessed and have much – more than much – to be grateful for.