Thankscamping

This year for Thanksgiving I wanted to try to focus on our own little family time. I feel like my children are growing up, and I really enjoy being around them. I think it’s important to make memories, not only with extended family, but our own. I was really looking forward to spending some time together.

We kicked things off right making our traditional candy turkeys.

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Nora had her preschool feast, which is always a highlight. She was so happy, and I’m glad she’s making new friends and gaining confidence. She’s the best! I sewed her vest, and her Indian name she chose was “Nadia” because it was the closest to Nora she could find!

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Afton tagged along, and enjoyed every minute of it.

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Then, on Thanksgiving day the girls let me pic out their outfits and take a couple photos of them. They turned out just precious!

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We cheered Michael on during his turkey bowl game. My favorite part was at the end we all got to run around on the field while Michael kicked field goals. I love that the girls enjoy being outside and active, and I’m grateful for an active husband. We have some of the best cheerleaders!

I prepped all the food the day before, so I wouldn’t miss out either!

 

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Dinner time!

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We were missing Don big time, as he would always make the traditional food. Michael made a TON of cherry pies to give out, and also brought it to work for the dessert competition!

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Cutting our smoked turkey… I was down for making the dinner, but not the whole turkey business… so we bought it smoked!

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Then it was off for our family camping adventure… we packed up the car, and we were so excited! Grateful that the weather wasn’t too cold or rainy, and I was so surprised how much the girls enjoyed it.

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We camped at Jellystone, which is very family friendly with lots of amenities for kids.

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What it’s all about…the fire!

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Morning fishing!

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The best campers!

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Mini golf, bouncy pillow, pickle ball and more!

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It felt so nice to be outside and enjoy nature. It has a way of recharging your spirits and making every small thing more meaningful.

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