Thanksgiving – 2014

Thanksgiving is such a fun time of year! The fall colors and nice weather usually hang on just long enough to be enjoyed one last time before winter and the Christmas season sets in. We were fortunate enough to spend time with family over the course of the weekend, and it was just what we needed.

We loaded up the kids and headed to OKC for Thanksgiving at Nana and Papa’s house! Elisa thinks Nana and Papa hung the moon, so she is always ecstatic to go visit. I’m sure Everett will follow suit once he gets a little older. 😉

Great eats, delicious treats, and fine wine were enjoyed by all. Nobody goes hungry at Nana’s house!!! And that’s just the way it should be!

It’s always fun to have all the brothers in one place. They are an absolute riot when they are all together. Lots of laughs, numerous inside jokes, and each with a competitive streak that comes to life during games like Pictionary and Catch Phrase.

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Gah, can you say HAGGARD??!! I need a nap or some makeup; one of the two. Moving on.

We missed Lights On at Utica Square, but we did go on Friday night to look at furniture and enjoy the weather. Of course, it’s always beautiful at Utica with the Christmas lights!

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On Saturday night, we had a little holiday get-together with the Winders Clan to say goodbye to our house before we move mid-December. It was a farewell of sorts, and it was such fun to see old footage of family and the house that’s been a part of it for so long. It will be sad to leave it, but we are excited for new beginnings heading into a new year!

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Did we have Guns & Roses over for dinner and drinks? You be the judge.

Speaking of dinner…it was awesome. Since everyone is typically turkey-ed out after Thanksgiving, we went with a non-traditional potluck of homemade pizza, an incredibly decadent cheese plate, dip trio, homemade Caesar (that is to die for – Thanks Claudine!), and sweets galore. I was so grateful that everyone was willing to pitch in. I didn’t feel like attempting a full-on Turkey Day feast with Elisa and Everett wailing for my attention every 3 1/2 minutes. Potluck is the way to go.

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Shame on you Katie for leaving some of these pumpkin cookies with us. I’ve had more today than I care to admit. Ahhhh sweet pumpkin goodness. And Claudine, the chocolate cake was FABULOUS. Nom.

We were grateful for many things this Thanksgiving…and family was certainly one of them!

Love to all!

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