Sunday, November 30, 2014

Boston's First Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is my absolute favorite holiday. Every year we have so many friends and family come in town and my parents' house is always headquarters for all the fun. This year was even better because my best friend from New Zealand came in town and because it was our first Thanksgiving as parents.

We started the day with the annual tradition of watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade while we got ready. This year was our year to have lunch at my in-laws' house so after we all got dressed we headed over there for some sangria and fun with that side of the family. 
// My Sweater // 

We stuffed our faces and then played some board games. Our nieces are always bringing over games to play and this year they brought Battle Ship and Twister. Two of the classics. And Boston was all in the middle of their game of Twister. I think he loved the colorful spots. 
After we were done hanging out with D's family, we drove to my parents house for the Cowboy game and our annual ornament exchange. This is my favorite part of the day because we usually have around 20 people come over and everyone brings an ornament. It's pretty much like a white elephant gift exchange and it always gets a little rowdy. There's always some strategizing, alliance forming and a little bit of trash talking and this year I had the perfect partner to form my alliance with a napping 7 month old whose taste in ornaments just happens to match mommy's. 
We even had a few guests bring Boston his own ornaments for his little tree in his room. So sweet!
What a great day and now we have our first family cruise and all of the Christmas festivities to look forward to! Bring on a month full of fun! 

Summer Ann


  1. Looks like a great day! He's absolutely adorable. You have a beautiful family

  2. Boston is such a little stud muffin... Love the way you dress him

    1. Thank you so much :D I love the preppy little man style.

  3. I love ornament exchanges. So much fun! An upcoming cruise? Where are you all headed? I can't wait to hear more about it.

    1. It's always a blast! Yes we are heading to the Virgin Islands! We are so excited! We love cruises so I'm curious as to how our vacationing will change now with the little guy. From what I hear we just need to go into it with a "go with the flow" attitude. :D