Being Brickner : A Week of Thanks

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

A Week of Thanks

Happy Thanksgiving EVE!
Just like we do with birthdays, we like to pay tribute to the holidays for an entire week!  There is just too much fun & excitement to narrow it down to one day. :)  So we have been celebrating this "Thanksgiving week" the best way we know how, by having lots of fall family fun, eating lots of food, & by dressing in the colors of the week!

 

My hubby & I both come from big families and we ALL live in VB.  So with each holiday comes a struggle to try to fit everything into a 24-hour time period.  We have so many special people to want to see & want to spend some time just the three of us, too.  We do the best we can & it typically always works out.  At the end of the day, we do always remember that this is a really good problem to have! :)

This past weekend, we had Thanksgiving round #1, dinner at my in-laws!

Waverly's Headband
 Waverly Maye was so excited to have time with her cousins.  She really does LOVE them & I love the fact that she has kids near her age to grow up with.  Until we have a baby #2 in the mix, it's the closest thing she has to a brother or sister.  And by watching her with them, I just know she is going to be the BEST big sis.  One day! :)
 
On Sunday, we hosted a "friendsgiving" at our house.  It really is the best tradition ever ... friends, food & (lots of) adult beverages.  Times may have changed by most of us now bringing our babies to these types of events, but it honestly has made it that much more fun!

 
 
Also because most of us now have sweet little babes, we went with a brunch this year.  With early bedtimes for both us & the kids, it just makes more sense!  Everyone brings something to share & we did a mimosa bar.  I also tried out these pumpkin parfaits I found on Pinterest.  They are healthy & easy to make, a total win in my book.  The loss was the fact that I forgot to set them out, but I have had one myself each day since.  So very perfect for this holiday week & would make a great Thanksgiving day breakfast!
 

Our Thanksgiving day plans include a cinnamon roll & fruit turkey breakfast followed by an early afternoon dinner at my parents.  I cannot WAIT for an entire day with nothing to do but be with family!  We are so very thankful for the people in our life & love this time of year to be able to celebrate just that!  And of course, I have to point out my excitement for BLACK FRIDAY ... which is totally a reason to celebrate, too.  My mom, sister & I go every year and I can think of no better kick-off for the holiday shopping season!

Waverly Maye, on the other hand, is so thankful for her first boyfriend.
Look at my little lady making the moves. :)  I think she may want to invite this cutie to our Thanksgiving dinner.


I hope everyone is having the BEST holiday week & that you have a fun & family-filled Thanksgiving! 
Eat lots of good food & then shop 'till you drop.  We definitely will. :)
XOXO





7 comments:

  1. Waverly is just too much! That baby has so much style! Have a great Thanksgiving!

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  2. Could y'all be any cuter?!? That gold headband is just adorable.... I think I need a baby girl just so I can buy one for her! ;)

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your sweet fam!

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  3. so much fun that you've already started thanksgiving-ing!!! so happy!!

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  4. Mimosa bar? What?? I'm going to have to do that next time I host something!!

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  5. loving her outfits and those boots are so adorable

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  6. She is just precious! Happy Thanksgiving to you! :)

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  7. i love that you have such a big family and everyones close together! kind of jealous!
    little miss waverly is SO stylish. happy thanksgiving!

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