Oh the Monday after Thanksgiving, it's like being semi hungover and having to go to work the next day. No bueno.
This morning was a bit rough getting everyone out of the house after being off for an entire week.
I really enjoyed the moments and took a bit of time off from all my social media (sort of) and just focused on my family. The days seemed to both speed and drag by. By Saturday I was so confused about what day it was it didn't even register the next day was Sunday until my husband asked about dinner for the week.

We spent Thanksgiving out in the Valley at D's cousin's house and as usual there was an abundance of food and family all about the house.
(I made Mac & Cheese and a few Sweet Potato pies)

But there was so much love and a sense of family that was overflowing , it made my heart happy to see everyone bustling about.  For once I didn't stuff myself (chalk it up to feeding the baby and trying to eat at the same time) so I was able to walk away and not feel like I was going to explode.
A rarity for me. It was also the first time I didn't wear pants to dinner.
I wanted to be kind of snazzy but not over dressed.
A sequin skirt, chambray shirt and ankle booties seemed like the way to go.
Thanksgiving Photo by ambdorsey
Baby Carson truly enjoyed his first Thanksgiving and sampled pretty much everything from the main course while voicing his pleasure.

He was a hot mess with cranberry sauce and turkey all over his face. After a quick change into jammies he passed out as soon as we got in the car. It was odd not being in the kitchen helping to put things together but someone had to wrangle the baby.....I can't complain at all.
I have so much to be thankful for this year.
My cup is truly running over.
This time last year, I was incubating the tiny pumpkin and now he is here and making our lives that much more enjoyable each day.
I am so grateful for this addition to our family. I am thankful he is happy, healthy and was given to us. He is such a loving and cuddly boy.
I had no idea the joy I would feel about having a boy!
I am overjoyed watching the relationship between my husband and his children grow each day.
I love to see them laugh at him and vice versa. To listen to him play with them and hear their squeals of delight when he walks in the door each day.
I am blessed to have such a hard working man. A man who supports his family no matter the cost.
A man who protects his family from all harm and makes all their dreams come true.
Thankful for my husband who supported my desires to stay home with my baby and be present for each and every milestone.
I have a beautiful little girl who is growing up to be quite the young lady. And I am able to watch it first hand. Up close and personal. I thank God for that. I thank Him for allowing me to have patience when speaking with her and the experiences to be able to help guide her as she navigates the pre-teen world.
I am so happy that she loves her brother the way she does. I love to see her play with him. The look of pure adoration in his eyes when she comes towards him and his deep belly laughs when she does something funny.
We are blessed in that our family is in (predominantly) good health (most days) and we have both our parents living.
I am grateful for the relationship with my brother that continues to grow stronger and deeper each year. I am so happy he is coming for Christmas next month and can't wait to spend some time with him!
I love that we have this great group of both friends and family that we have come to lean on in times of hardship and joy.
Our famdamily is so important to us and it means the world to me to watch our kids grow up together.
We have all been so blessed over the years and in the past year especially with the abundance of babies and love that seem to be pouring out of every crack and crevice.
Yes, there are many things to be thankful for this year.
I am delighting in all of them.
This holiday season is going to be spectacular.....I can already tell and I will be savoring each and every second spent with family and friends.

How was your holiday?


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