embrace the camera {Thanksgiving 2010}

Our Thanksgiving was a laid back kind of one. We woke up early and made homemade doughnuts while watching Curious George Christmas.

And ate lots of turkey:) That’s right, we were so full from eating the doughnuts that we decided to postpone our feast for another day. But if you asked my son we ate lots of turkey, I guess he was kinda right.

Because he consumed lots of “turkey.”

We made these little turkeys the night before Thanksgiving. I thought it would be a great project to do with the kids but they were a little too hard for the kids to help with and let’s be honest, they were more interested in eating all the candy then in helping momma!

After we ate lots of “turkey” we headed out to visit family.

That weekend we planned on making our Christmas wreaths. So we got all bundled up and headed out to cut some boughs. With 2 chainsaws in tow and 3 kids all bundled, we were off! SHH, we totally cheated and ended up parking the car on the road and walked in about 25 feet to cut down our two trees. (Thanks Uncle Pete, we stole two of your trees.)
My little girl was “told” the whole time. I guess that is what happens when you are wearing a pumpkin hat and snowsuit that is for a 6 month old. No complaints from this momma, I got lots and lots of snuggles.

While he LOVED it!

He was such a good little helper and was ready to cut down every tree in sight.

But she was just to “told”!

She was like her brother, just LOVING it! We headed back home and began to make our wreaths. While momma and daddy competed over who was going to make the best wreaths the kids played around in the barn. Our little guy loves to disassemble everything with a screw in it. Seriously, EVERYTHING, we would complain, but oh how it occupies his time. And momma and daddy got to spend some fun time together.

Here is mommas wreath, it’s kinda embarrassing. Ok, not kinda, it is embarrassing. Not sure where this one is going to hang, surely not on our front doors.

AWW yes, and here is daddy’s BEAUTIFUL, perfectly round, full wreath. So he won hands down!

Not your typical Thanksgiving, but it was our Thanksgiving. And I am so thankful to have been able to spend it how we did. Any time we get to be with daddy and not have him working on the house is a special day in my book!
Anyone else eat lots of “turkey”?

Related posts:


  1. Mmmm… donuts :) Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving to me ~ if your with family, does anything else really matter :)

  2. Love those Turkeys!! The outdoor pictures are fun!

  3. Mommy Girl says:

    This looks like an absolutely perfect day! From precious doughnuts, to candy turkeys, to homemade wreaths!!! WOW!

  4. Fawn Teresi says:

    What great memories you are creating for you kids :) love all the photos!

  5. Super Lily says:

    oh those are my favorite kind of turkeys…chocolate! the babies were so cute. :)

  6. Jenna Lewis Cox says:

    cute cute cute! Glad to have found your blog from Embrace the Camera!

  7. Your blog is so cute! And I love your Embrace the Camera.

  8. love love love this.
    love it.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I wish you would have done a DIY on the wreaths. I love them but don't want to spend the money they ask and also want satisfaction that I could. Love the real ones

  10. Great photos and memories!

  11. Simply desire to say your article is as amazing. The clearness in your post is just nice and i can assume you are an expert on this subject. Well with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed to keep up to date with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please keep up the gratifying work.

  12. Simply wanna input that you have a very nice internet site , I like the style it really stands out.

  13. I regard something genuinely interesting about your web site so I saved to my bookmarks .

Speak Your Mind