Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

We had a fun packed Turkey day with our family, and it was so delightful!

I woke up early and headed out to run the Turkey Trot with my friend Jenn. I ran the entire thing and finished in about 30 minutes, that's pretty good for me! It was a great way to kick start the holiday. 
This picture is actually after we ran, I'm hoping the race photographers caught one of us that I can replace as we crossed the finish.
We said bye to our friend and then it was time to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. It's one of my most favorite things about the holidays. Jack watched it for a little while but lost interest when the commercials came on...boo!

 We got all cleaned up and we were over the moon about being off from work for several days! We even have off this coming week! Yay for a nice break!

 Before we left to Great Aunt Dorthy's house we stopped by to play with Wes. Notice the game flag was out at their house...

but don't worry we had ours out too! And we won :) Even more reason for excitement at our house!


We love having Jack's cousin that is just a little younger at Dorthy's house.
I'm certain they will always be dressed so darling for the holidays together!

 Jack kept saying "open the door, animals please" ha ha! We read so many books where there are always animals in barns, so duh Mommy, when there is a red barn in Dorthy's yard, there MUST be animals inside!


 This room has been the "kid" room since Kevin was little, and it still served its purpose on Thanksgiving!
 Great Aunt Dorothy and Uncle Joe
 Grandpa Strehlow & Aunt Stacy
 The beautiful Grandmas!


 Jack was schooling Laura on how to use the iPad
 It was getting late so we left and headed back home, where we put our little boy to bed and Mommy suited up for a full night of shopping! I got my trusty clip board that I made and checked my list twice... and off I went to pack the sleigh!

 I was out from 8 pm to 6 am... I had so much fun, I got everything I wanted and I shall do it again next year! However I was EXHAUSTED when Jack woke up. So I took a long nap on the couch while Jack watched The Lion King.

I made sure that one of the six of these $99 power wheel cars were mine. It was actually pretty organized in the toy area of Walmart, so I was in and out pretty fast.


One pretty cool Thanksgiving if I do say so myself!

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10 comments:

Jane said...

Looks like a fab Thanksgiving!! I can't believe you went to Wal-Mart on Black Friday, you are CRAZY! :) Crazy cool, of course!

Chas said...

Professional shopper, I love the clipboard! I saw the car in the flyer last week and totally wanted it for Georgia but she's too little. Jack will have to haul her around!

Lea Liz said...

Looks like yall had a great Thanksgiving!!! Way to go for braving Black Friday!! Love your outfit!

Healthy Branscoms said...

What a super fun day! Your blog is so cute! I am a new follower of your blog! :) Erin

Kelly's Avenue said...

What a wonderful Thanksgiving y'all had

The Crazy Castros said...

Love it all!! I'm so glad I'm not the only crazy one HA!

Donna said...

Love the clip board...serious shopping!

Candice said...

How fun! I'm sure Jack will just love the car :) Great job on the Turkey Trot too...it's my goal to do it one year.

Meg O. said...

What a fun holiday! I LOVE your outfit! And you are pretty much a Black Friday Beast. Love it.

mandell said...

I have never experienced Black Friday but I think next year may be the year!

I have been on a mission to find the perfect leopard print scarf and you have it!! WHERE ON EARTH IS IT FROM!?? It needs to be mine!