Thanksgiving was awesome.
Mama & Papa hosted about 20 of us.
Family from both sides
(El & Dan were missed…but they were celebrating in Erie, PA with his crew).
The girls looked positively precious.
Matching dresses. C’mon.
Of course, there was so much food. Putting out a spread for that many people is a very big job. I wish I could say I helped, but other than my task of rolling about 100 pig in blankets -I was pretty useless in the kitchen.
I did, however, eat the hell out of some pumpkin pie.
The tables looked as great as I thought they would…
Turns out “Party on Pilgrim” makes for a really festive tablescape.
Feel free to use it for your next autumnal bash.
After supper, 3 horse & carriages pulled up to my parent’s place.
Horses in the driveway make for a pretty big impact.
All of us piled in and took a ride around the city admiring the lights…
It felt like a proper Christmas Kick-Off.
As you can imagine, Hazel nearly lost her mind.
…in fact, I don’t think Rudolph himself would have made her more excited.
We took a vote and decided that Hazel took home the prize for who had the most fun. She was ALL-IN for this Thanksgiving thing.
I barely saw her for most of the afternoon - she was far too busy running around with her cousins and watching videos of the formula 1 race with uncle Henry…
But at the end of the night, she brought me a stack of books and cuddled in close.
That’s my girl!
It is hard to believe that I am now experiencing holidays as a mother.
It feels like just yesterday Ellie & I were running around Aunt Joan’s house in our matching dresses freaking out over spotting Santa in the Macy’s day parade.
But here I am,
And Giving Thanks has a whole new meaning.