Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving, from my family to yours!! What are yall up to today/this weekend? We are in San Antonio at a cute little “Home Away” with my parents. My brother is in from Florida (only for a few days, but it is sooooo good to see him!) and I’m thoroughly enjoying the family time!

We initially decided to come to San Antonio because there’s a big Christmas parade tomorrow on the river walk! We are really excited to see it so we made plans to just spend the holiday down here. And my brother surprised us all a few weeks ago when he said he would be able to come!! We’ve been to San Antonio before, I was actually born here. I came back once when I was 15. Then Adam lived down here for a bit during training with the Army. Then Adam and I came back once to visit my brother-in-law while he was also in Army training. But this is the first time we’ve been able to stay a little bit and just enjoy the city.

This morning we woke up and had apple cinnamon pancakes and then enjoyed a nice stroll around the block. Marshall LOVED exploring this cute little neighborhood and loved waving to all the pups we passed on our walk. This neighborhood is full of old Craftsman style houses (my absolute FAV) so my dad and I talked all things construction and I dreamed-out-loud of one day having my own to purchase and fix up. The rest of our morning was spent going to the airport to pick up my brother (we surprised HIM by all being there—he was expecting only my dad). We are currently cooking and lounging waiting for dinner and the Cowboys game!

Being an adult and creating my own holiday traditions and memories is seriously so fun! I remember as a kid we always had a big dinner with my grandparents and cousins and then the day after Thanksgiving was always spent going to a Christmas tree farm to cut down our own Christmas tree and then taking it home to decorate. We’d pull out all the Christmas décor and the house would slowly turn into a winter wonderland. We’d make chili and watch Christmas movies. Seriously some of the best memories I have as a kid! Not much has changed now that I’m an adult with my own house and family, BUT I have decided that I like to decorate my house for Christmas a little earlier than Thanksgiving. I’m by no means rushing Christmas or “forgetting Thanksgiving,” but I just love Christmas so much and love to enjoy my décor a little longer than just the end of November thru New Year’s. I also love the idea of having Thanksgiving dinner surrounded by the lights of my Christmas tree.

What are your Thanksgiving traditions? Do you decorate for Christmas before or after Thanksgiving? Do you do Black Friday shopping? We are thinking about going shopping this year. Were still undecided. But Target is having some REALLY good deals so we may venture out.

But from our family to yours, we hope you have a great day and that your surrounded by ones you love. Make the memories and enjoy every second! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Our thanksgiving spread

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This sweet little boy and his waves

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My little fam bam

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