November 26, 2012

Show & Tell Monday - Thanksgiving Recap

Sorry I haven't posted since last Wednesday.  I have been going non-stop every day and literally haven't opened the laptop since Wednesday night.  So as you can imagine, I have a lot to share!  I'm linking up with Becky again for Show and Tell Monday.  I'll share by day and you should probably earn a prize or something if you make it to the end of this post.  So let's get to it.

Thanksgiving morning was busy making a quick salad to take to our family get together and getting everyone dressed, Kase fed, toys packed, and ready to go.  We spent the day at my aunt and uncle's on my dad's side.  It was so great to see everyone and Kyla had a blast with her cousin Skyler.  Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures.  We got home in time to hang out for a couple hours and get ready for bed!

I got up at 6:00 and was out the door by 6:30 to go shopping.  I planned on going later, but I couldn't sleep anymore so I decided I might as well go and get home.  I'm so thankful I did.  Target was dead and I loved it.  I also went to Best Buy, Maurices, Old Navy, Carter's, the Badger store and Famous Footwear and was home by 9:30.  I'll post about my purchases another day, but I did buy myself my camera I've been talking about forever.  So I actually have a few pictures to share!

I wanted to go to Kohl's, but forgot my coupons at home so Tyler and I decided to run back into town to go to Kohl's and Home Depot (needed more Christmas lights).  And at this point, it was complete chaos in Madison.  So we skipped Kohl's and just got what we needed at Home Depot.

While eating lunch, we decided it was probably best to head up to his mom's that afternoon rather than Saturday morning.  Our plan was to head up Saturday and come home Sunday.  But there was going to be a full house Saturday night and I didn't want the kids to keep everyone up.  And we wanted to have the full day on Sunday to unpack, get the kids back on schedule and decorate for Christmas.  I have much more to share about our traveling experience, but again, it's just too much for this post so I will write up a separate one and share this week.

We got to his mom's around 5:30 Friday night and just hung out with Grandma Cheryl and I snapped pictures like a crazy paparazzi.  I'm kind of obsessed with my new camera.  Here are a few of my favorites.

After a rough night, we had a very cranky toddler all morning.  But thanks to her Daddy for driving around for an hour so she could nap, she was a little better when her uncles and soon to be aunts showed up.  Tyler's youngest brother is engaged and they're getting married next September.  And his other brother got engaged last Wednesday and they shared the exciting news with us on Saturday.  They are thinking late next fall, depending on availability of venues.  I can't wait for both weddings :)

Uncle Trevor is such a great uncle!

Reading her favorite book with Aunt Jackie :)

Sleepy girl snuggling with Uncle Trev (as some of you know, she is very hesitant with all boys so this was a big deal!)

Hahaha, she found Grandma's reading glasses.

Uncle Tanner with the kids
We enjoyed our second round of delicious turkey, dressing, potatoes, and anything else I could fit on my plate.  I, of course, ate way too much and the scale is probably going to laugh at me.  I'm going to try not to weigh myself until Friday so I have all week to lose a little of this turkey belly :)

Kyla was so overly tired and cranky so we took off for home around 5:30.  Kase made it the whole way without a peep.  Kyla?  Not so much.  We were all happy to be home!

Another full day.  Laundry, unpacking, cleaning, and lots of decorating.  We got our tree up, house decorated and more outside lights up.  We just have a fake little tree, but I love it.  And we don't have a fireplace so we have to hang our stockings just on a wall.  But I absolutely LOVE having the house all decorated.  It makes it feel so much more cozy!

Although it was very busy and went way too fast, it was a great Thanksgiving weekend!  Go on over and link up and share all about yours!



  1. Sounds like a fun weekend! Love all the pics---yay for a new camera!

  2. Sorry you had a cranky toddler, but BOY does she look cute in all those photos!!! :) My fave was one of her cheesin at the computer, SO cute!!! :) And how lucky are your babies to have such loving aunts and uncles!!

  3. I'm glad you had a great weekend! Those big baby smiles are the best. I am way too obsessed with my camera. I stalk my children! ;)

  4. Seriously they are too stinkin' cute!! Glad you guys had a good holiday! :)