We have had so much fun over the last week! Thanksgiving was even better than we could have imagined! I spent the first part of the week baking cheesecakes like a crazy lady, but this little helper certainly made it much easier than anticipated!
Wednesday morning, we headed to Georgia for the rest of the week and all of our Thanksgiving festivities. We got there in time for lunch with my family, followed by table setting for Thanksgiving lunch the following day. My parents and sister were such a HUGE help to us during our visit and Chandler is sorely missing her audience now that we are back home! She loved her snuggles with Aunt Chan, Grandaddy, and G. She is very excited to see them again in just a few weeks for Christmas!
Thanksgiving day was filled with family and a pretty fantastic Bloody Mary Bar...because you know, Thanksgiving!?! Aunt Chan, my dad, and Uncle Patrick set up an awesome Bloody Mary Bar...I had
three one and it was amazing. Each year that my parents have hosted Thanksgiving, they've prepared this amazing shrimp dip and this year was no exception. Luckily I got a copy of the recipe and I'll be sharing it later this week!
After our day of eating (we did go for a good walk...thank goodness), we had a day of decorating. Chandler took her first trip to the Christmas tree farm and we got everything ready for Christmas. I love the holiday season and it is so fun to be with family...it makes even the slightly mundane (like stringing Christmas tree lights) fun!
|Playing in the grass with G at the Christmas tree farm!|
I did get a chance to try out a new cheesecake recipe while we were in Georgia and I'm excited to say, that is was a success. I still want to tweak it just a little, but hellllllooooo Cranberry Swirl Cheesecake!!! Just in time for Christmas! #verymerrycranberry
This little cutie put on a show for everyone throughout our visit, but this shot is one of my favorites...blueberry beard! She loves blueberries and her grandparents spoiled her rotten with endless blueberries throughout her visit!
I think I've said it a million times, but we had such a great time! Chandler got to crawl all over the place, pet the dog, chase the cat, go on walks outside with Grandaddy, eat blueberries until she was literally blue in the face, and snuggle and read books with Aunt Chan.
What a wonderful way to spend Thanksgiving week! And now that we're home...let's get ready for Christmas!
What are your favorite Christmas traditions?