Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Excluding holidays, Thanksgiving Eve is quickly becoming one of my favorite days of the year.  I love it that schools are out, it gives me an extra day of not having to be a drill sergeant to get the kids out the door on time.
They were so excited to see snow on Wednesday morning, they just had to go out in it.  It didn't last long but it was pretty while it did. 
 For the past two years I have gotten together with Tracey, Gretchen, and Jaime Mac on Thanksgiving Eve to see a Twilight movie.  Even thought the movies are through we didn't want out tradition to end.  This time we decided to check out Uptown Art.  Jaime is a pro but it was a first for G, T, and I.  Jaime's friend Shauna also came along.  I was a bit nervous at first.  I don't have a artistic gene in my bones at all.  I was however ecstatic to see the owls already drawn on.
We got a little obnoxious and camera happy to begin our night.

It was a little stressful at times but it all came together in the end.

I think your first painting is always a trial run, I need to go back now that I know what I'm doing.  I can see where it gets addicting.
Now on to Thanksgiving.  I am beyond thrilled that we no longer have to worry about naps on holidays.  We packed up early to head to my in-laws for a day of fun.  The boys got right to work on some puzzles and crafts to keep them busy.
 I don't know how much longer it will be cool for this one to give momma hugs so I soak every single one up.

After a few hours of hanging out, scanning the sale ads, some hide and seek, and loud children, it was time to eat.

I have a confession, I didn't eat any turkey. I'm just not a fan.  I love Thanksgiving and it's one of my favorite meals, but just for the side dishes.  Even without the turkey, I was still stuffed,
We had a great day and we have so many things to be thankful for.  We have our health and we have each other.  We can't ask for much more than that.
Happy Thanksgiving!
Gobble Gobble!


Susie said...

Sounds like a good Thanksgiving!! I know what you mean about your first time at Uptown art!! I was too nervous!!

Jaime Mac said...

I'm with you-I could care less about turkey! Give me some sides!!!

Tracey said...

You're so cute! Had so much fun :)

Glad you had a Happy Thanksgiving!

ginmommy said...

SUch a great couple days!

Alicia Mcafee said...

I love that picture of stuffed you! ha ha!!!