Monday, November 26, 2012


I don't know about you, but the last week has been chock full of activity. 
We celebrated our Thanksgiving as a family on the Sunday before Thanksgiving.  This is a photo of the table in progress.  I just added some candles with acorns, very simple.
Of course, no photo of the completed table.  Elizabeth did our napkins and did a cute job with napkin rings and water glasses.

All the kids gathered together.  This may be the Christmas card.  I ordered them, but don't remember exactly what I picked.  I love that goofy smile on Jackson.  He is at the fake smile phase.

We kicked off the Christmas season with our gingerbread house decorating.  I sent the grands these little gingerbread houses in the mail.  They love getting mail.  I invited them to come and decorate between brunch and dinner on our "Thanksgiving".
These were cute little 3D cards with lots of glitter, jewels and buttons.

Elizabeth had a party in the middle of the afternoon so she got a head start on her side of the house.

I also had these cute houses from the dollar bin at Target.  I bought all they had so I am set for the next few years.

Notice the lack of shirts:-)

Here is where the evening ended.

The next day we all had lunch together, {well, missing the dads and grandpa} and then headed to the Gaylord for our annual perusal of the holiday decor.

The Gaylord always does a nice job.  And we make the kids pose for a million pictures.

We can. not. get. a picture of the 4 of them!

Our season is off to a great start.  The tubs have been opened and there is glitter and fake snow and pine needles everywhere.

Ho Ho Ho

Merry Christmas !


Debbie said...

I am giggling at the boys and their shirts off. Yes indeed. Boys do have an uncanny ability to "wear" the gingerbread house. Too funny.

I think all of the pictures are wonderful and laughed that they would't all pose at the same time.

I. Love. Children.

The Martys said...

Oh we are off to see the fun things you do this holiday season. I know 2 little kids that would have loved to have been there this year for all of the festivities. The kids outfits are adorable. Are those from Gymboree? I am going to look for those gingerbread things from Target. Have fun decorating.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Sue, it looks like you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving together. Do I see Williams-Sonoma turkey plates on your table? I used the same ones in my tablescape this year. Great minds!