Monday, November 28, 2022

A Pretty Perfect Thanksgiving

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I hope you did, too!

We had a low key morning at home watching the Thanksgiving parade and getting ready for the day.  Then we headed 20 minutes away to lunch with Kevin's family.  His 84 year old grandma still loves hosting at the holidays!  I tell her often that she is amazing.  We ended the evening by hosting Thanksgiving dinner at our house for my family.  It went so well!

After a wild and crazy last year, it felt so good to be home for the holidays.  We loved having everyone over to our house.  Kevin was super helpful getting everything set up and ready.  We worked on things all week so that Thanksgiving Day wasn't too crazy.  We got to debut our fire pit, the cousins had tons of fun playing, we enjoyed family time and dinner was delicious!  It made me so happy to see the kids comfortable and having fun at our house.

Lunch time!

I love making pies.  My crusts turned out so pretty this year.  I think it was because I made them a few days in advance and they had days to chill in the fridge.

I made chocolate covered pretzels, Monster Cookies for lunch and Hershey Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies for dinner time.

I loved how all of my decor came together.  It was fun to find the perfect spots for everything.  My sister had the idea to use disposable plates, we drank out of disposable cups and used real silverware.  I had very few dishes to do at the end of the night!  I'll remember that for next year.

Olive decided our mantel needed to look a little more festive so she made me this darling banner.  She wrote out all the letters and then recruited Fletcher to help her decorate each letter.  I was putting Leo to bed and came out to find it.  I love it so much!

We took out any extra furniture - bar stools & ottomans and brought it tables and chairs to make the kids table.  I also removed anything that wasn't essential from the counters.  It worked out perfectly.

We set up the island as our drink station.  Adult drinks on one end, appetizers and then regular drinks on the other end.  It worked out great!

The dessert table was packed full of goodness!

Dinner is served!  Everything turned out delicious.  My mom and sister helped with bringing sides.  Olive commented that the nice thing about hosting is that you are left with all of the leftovers!  YES!

I'm drooling!  The food was SO GOOD!  I was proud of this pretty plate :)

My sister snapped some sweet pictures of everyone.  The kid table!

Mom & Dad

Tyler & Tabitha

Haley & Kevin

and us!

The forecast did not look favorable for a night around the fire pit.  But it ended up only sprinkling a little bit and it was the perfect night!  Leo kept asking us to go out to "the pit".

Love this Cousin Crew!


Thanksgiving 2022 was a good one!


  1. It looks like a wonderful celebration. Food looks yum!

  2. Good job girl!! So glad it all went well. Everything looks amazing!!

  3. Yay! I love seeing everyone gathered in your new home. Everything looked so pretty and so delicious!


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