Thanksgiving 2014

Waverly slept in until 7:30 Thanksgiving morning, about an hour & a half past her normal wake-up time lately, which I considered a holiday miracle in itself.  Then, after I told her the long list of family that she was going to see throughout the day, she looked right up at me & said, “mommy, today is going to be the perfect day”.  My heart could have burst.

Since we knew we were going to my grandparents for dinner like we have for as long as I can remember, we offered to cook brunch at our house for my parents.  We had eggs, fruit, donuts & made cinnamon rolls into turkeys for Waverly.  She loved it, mostly the fact that there were extra people to entertain her & to watch her perform her moves.

The weather here was pretty rainy & cold, no fun, but we made the most of it.  We snuck outside in between some showers for a few family pictures before heading to my grandparents for dinner, followed by my sister-in-laws for dessert.  We ate a ridiculous amount of food, especially me, I really could go for a thanksgiving menu weekly these days.  Also, in my head, I made up for it by walking around Target later that night for a little pre-black Friday shopping. 

We hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving & are enjoying your holiday season so far!  On another thankful note, I wanted to extend my sincere appreciation to everyone who has been a part of the #littlethingslinkup over the past year.  Jess & I are constantly blown away by your positive feedback to a little idea we had last holiday season, I really cannot thank you enough or explain how much it means to me!  With that being said, I have decided to take a break for a while.  Documenting this pregnancy is important to me & at first, I thought I could fit in weekly updates along with regular posts plus the link-up, but it has just become too much.  I plan to link-up when I can, I truly love this link-up, sharing my own stories, & especially reading yours.  I am so excited that Jess is going to continue, I know you all adore her as much as I do & will want to be a part of this.  Contact her if you are interested & THANKS again!


  1. December 3, 2014 / 1:21 pm

    Such cute pictures, love the family picture. And that Cinnamon roll is way too cute.

  2. December 3, 2014 / 1:27 pm

    The cinnamon roll turkeys are just too cute – I can see why Waverly loved them:) Sounds like you guys had a fabulous Thanksgiving. A great way to celebrate one of the last holidays you'll have as a family of 3!!!:)

  3. December 3, 2014 / 1:32 pm

    Oh my gosh! LOVE the turkey cinnamon roll! I love how cute and festive you are! sounds like a perfect Thanksgiving!!

  4. December 3, 2014 / 2:00 pm

    "This is going to be the perfect day!" BLESS IT! So glad you have that documented. And that has to be the most AMAZING cinnamon roll I've ever seen. By far! xx

  5. December 3, 2014 / 2:14 pm

    What a perfect Thanksgiving…we did the turkey cinnamon buns, too, but yours are way cuter!! 🙂 And that top…where is it from? It's adorable! (You make everything look adorable!) I am sad to see you taking a break from co-hosting, but I am glad you're not going away. 🙂 You're one of my favs, of course!!

  6. December 3, 2014 / 3:52 pm

    So glad it was the perfect holiday and love her little quote about it also being the perfect day! Your family snapshots are fabulous and look like they are taken straight out of a magazine! xoxo

  7. December 3, 2014 / 3:56 pm

    mm thanksgiving feasts are the best kind of feasts, and her saying it would be the perfect day is the total icing! Sounds like a great day even with the rain!! Happy Thanksgiving =)

  8. December 3, 2014 / 4:47 pm

    Yay for sleeping in! I love when that happens! I hope you slept in a little too! Your little family is just the cutest, can't wait for the addition! You look great!

  9. December 3, 2014 / 4:48 pm

    OH and we did miss Thanksgiving dinner, so I made another one for just us on Sunday 🙂 Still eating left overs yay.

  10. December 3, 2014 / 6:49 pm

    Walking around target definitely negates thanksgiving indulgences…at least that's what I've been telling myself too 😉

    I love that quote, "today is going to be the perfect day." There's nothing better than seeing holidays through your kids eyes 🙂

  11. December 3, 2014 / 7:21 pm

    It sounds like the perfect Thanksgiving -especially the part where Waverly slept in! That is a gift! Those little turkey cinnamon rolls are too fun!

  12. December 3, 2014 / 7:44 pm

    Sign me up for a turkey cinnamon roll!! Yum! And you kids are the cutest family ever!

  13. December 3, 2014 / 7:55 pm

    Love your family pictures! How cute is that cinnamon roll?!?!

  14. December 3, 2014 / 10:18 pm

    sounds like a great Thanksgiving. we missed Thanksgiving b/c Millie was sick but we still had a great time just Mommy/daughter time. 🙂

  15. December 4, 2014 / 3:03 am

    Looks like it was the perfect day!! Ps that top you are wearing is adorable! Where is it from??

    • December 5, 2014 / 12:46 pm

      Thanks, girl!!! And the shirt is from H&M, I recently got it & love it!!!! I couldn't find it online to link it but it is in-store!

  16. December 4, 2014 / 4:07 pm

    Oh Waverly, you melt my heart, kiddo. It was a perfect day for you guys 🙂

    Good for you to take a break. Pregnancy is exhausting in itself!

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