Thanksgiving 2013

Sunday, December 1, 2013
We had a very nice Thanksgiving Day and I hope y'all did too.  It has been a tradition for the last few years that Harry invites some school and neighborhood friends for a game of touch football on Thanksgiving morning.  We call it the Turkey Bowl.  We think this was the 4th annual (I just realized I never posted Thanksgiving from last year---gonna do that this week!)

We bring donuts, kolaches and water and another Mom brought delicious hot chocolate and whipped cream!  We are lame in waiting til the last minute to let people know and we never know if anyone will show.  But it always ends up being a fun morning.

Kate and Will always come even though it is mostly Harry's friends.  This year, Kate had some friends show up which was nice for her....


this lil dog just met Kate but was giving her kisses!



The boys had fun playing touch football but I think everyone really likes the donuts, kolaches and hot cocoa the best;)



It was a good time...


After, the Turkey Bowl, we went home and relaxed and watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Then, we went to Dave's brothers house for a fabulous Thanksgiving dinner.

While the turkey was cooking, the kids hung out in the hot tub...

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I was SO excited to catch up with my nephew, Jamie who recently graduated form college and my niece, Olivia who will graduate from college in May.  I adore them and had not seen them in a long time.  The peanuts LOVE their cousins so much too.  In fact, all the boys went out on Uncle Joe's boat fishing the day after Thanksgiving:)





It was one of the best Thanksgivings we have had in a long time.  It was so relaxing.  I hope y'all had a good one too.

And today (tomorrow) December 2nd is our 18th wedding anniversary.  I am so blessed to be married to Dave.  Yes, we get on each other's nerves from time to time.  Yes, we have had ups and downs.  But we are a team.  We are best friends.  We choose to love one another each and every day (even when it is hard).  Thank you for a fabulous 18 years, Dave.  You mean the absolute world to me. Thank you for this beautiful life.



then and now....



  1. Beautiful family! Happy Anniversary - you both look exactly the same!

    1. Thank you so much Linda! You are very kind but trust me we have aged;)

  2. Happy Anniversary! Love a December wedding date. The best time if the year!

  3. Lovely thanksgiving photos. y'all are all so photogenic. Happy 18th anniversary!!!!

  4. I love Kate's red damask dress. Can you share where you got it?

    1. Michelle,

      Thank you. This dress is very old. In fact, it is more like a tunic now. I bought it in Etsy and I think the vendor's name was Dress ReHersal. Have a look on Etsy.


  5. Looks as though you and your family had a wonderful holiday! On a side note I absolutely love your style and decorating taste. I have a victorian home built in 1886 and I would love your opinion on what colors I should paint the Main front entrance Hallway with circular staircase. I very much like preppy style and your home is beautiful. I would very much appreciate any suggestions you might have.

  6. I'm so happy to hear you had a fun and relaxing Thanksgiving. And Happy Anniversary! You have not aged one bit!

    Gin =)

  7. You two look exactly the same (except Dave has less hair!)!! Happy Anniversary. Beautiful family pic at Thanksgiving too!

  8. I have a favor to ask. I remember reading here several times that you do not put any of your clothes in the dryer. I have thought about doing this but find that my clothes get too stiff. I know that the dryer can cause a lot of fading but I like to fluff things up. Do you have any advice to give? Would love to have you address this in a post. Thanks. (I tried searching "dryer" but nothing comes up.)

  9. Looks like fun!! (Glad it was cool enough to wear fall clothes!!) lol... Can't believe Thanksgiving is over and we're almost to Christmas!!

  10. Love, Love your wedding dress. It so much reminds me of my wedding dress. Congratulations! Love reading your blog when I get a few minutes :)

  11. Love, Love your wedding dress. It so much reminds me of my dress. Congratulations! I really enjoy reading your blog when a have free time :)


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