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.
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!
Afton tagged along, and enjoyed every minute of it.
Then, on Thanksgiving day the girls let me pic out their outfits and take a couple photos of them. They turned out just precious!
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!
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!
Cutting our smoked turkey… I was down for making the dinner, but not the whole turkey business… so we bought it smoked!
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.
We camped at Jellystone, which is very family friendly with lots of amenities for kids.
What it’s all about…the fire!
The best campers!
Mini golf, bouncy pillow, pickle ball and more!
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.