Thankful for Fun, Food, and Family

We started off our holidays last week by cooking and packing on Wednesday. Chris tried making rolls-Parker house rolls. Despite Jessica’s skepticism, they turned out great! We like love bread. We also picked up Jessica’s Aunt Debbie and Uncle Robert from the airport. They flew in from Florida, and it was nice to see them. This year we celebrated Thanksgiving with Jessica’s family. Not everyone was able to make it, but it was good to see those we could.

Wrangled the Family for a Quick Group Picture

Wrangled the Family for a Quick Group Picture

All of the food was awesome! We totally stuffed ourselves and weren’t one bit sorry. Jessica is still raving about her cousin’s baked mac-and-cheese. Yum! We had all the classic fixings: turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing…we could go on, but our mouths are watering. No food pictures! We ate it too fast! 🙂

A lot of family birthdays are in November, so we inevitably end up celebrating some on Thanksgiving. This year we had an early birthday party for our Cousin S’s 3rd birthday. He likes Batman (who doesn’t?!?), so his theme was, of course, Batman. He’s such a goofball. Look at those eyes. That bowtie. Precious!

S enjoying his birthday cake.

S enjoying his birthday cake.

S opens his presents as we watch on.

S opens his presents as we watch on.

Chris helps S open his new tractor.

Chris helps S open his new tractor.

We’ve pulled from the traditions we had as kids and started making a few traditions for ourselves. We like to put the tree up the weekend after Thanksgiving while playing Christmas music or watching a Christmas themed movie. This year we picked Home Alone. How does that movie never get old? Our decorations are pretty eclectic. Take our ornaments for instance. We still hang up crafty ones from our childhood as well as fancier glass ornaments. We like it; it’s us! As you can see from the photo below, Chris decided to take the wackiness one step further. We both left it like that, so I guess it’ll stay that way this year.

Sock Monkey Santa decides to dance with an angel.

Sock Monkey Santa decides to dance with an angel.

We can’t wait to share more about our family and our traditions in the weeks to come. We’d love to hear from you! What family traditions do you have? If you could start a new tradition, what would it be?

BW Chris and Jess Heart Signature

2 thoughts on “Thankful for Fun, Food, and Family

  1. One tradition Matt and I started was exchanging pyjamas on Christmas Eve. It’s so nice to wake up Christmas morning in brand new pyjamas, and I think it will be so fun to buy Christmas-themed ones when we’re parents 🙂

    Like

    • I love that tradition! My parents would do that too, and we sometimes still do. I liked being able to open one present Christmas Eve. I think this will definitely be one tradition we’ll have with a little one. Thanks for sharing with us! ~Jess

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s