Sunday, November 28, 2010

Give Thanks with a Grateful Heart

We had a fantastic Thanksgiving with my parents this year. It was good to have a few days of rest! Evie had a blast and kept us all in stitches. I wish that I had taken more pictures but it seems more difficult to take pictures outside of our home since Evie is into everything these days.

Evie enjoyed her Thanksgiving lunch very much especially the cranberry jello salad. She also loved the dessert! I just asked her what her favorite part was about Thanksgiving and she told me, "pie." She's definitely my daughter!

  We have so many things to be thankful for in our lives. Carl and I have wonderful families, a healthy daughter, a beautiful warm house to live in, lots of friends and of course each other!

  Ipop and Nana babysat Evie while we went to see a movie. Carl and I saw Love and Other Drugs. It was good but not exactly what we expected. We came home for some turkey and bacon sandwiches. YUMMY! That's my favorite part about Thanksgiving except for my mom's dressing. I ate about 5 pieces of that on Turkey Day.

   Friday was a yucky day but we squeezed in a quick trip to see Evie's castle. She was so excited to see it and had fun for a few minutes before it started raining. My Dad went to Shelby to get us some Bridge's Barbecue. Carl likes to sample barbecue everywhere he goes so we usually have some barbecue on our visits to see my parents.

  My mom surprised me with a metal Strawberry Shortcake lunchbox just like the one that I had when I was little. I have been giving her grief about that thing for years but now that I am a mom it's easy to see you cannot save everything! Evie loves this lunchbox and thermos. She likes to drink out of the thermos and puts things in and out of the box. It's exactly like the one that I had many years ago and enjoyed so much. I can still remember drinking chocolate milk out of it at preschool.

   Evie loved all the attention that she got from her grandparents and Uncle Ben. She likes being the star of the show.

  We left on Saturday morning and met Carl's parents for some doughnuts at Krispy Kreme. It was great to see them and enjoy some hot doughnuts. We are pretty sure that the hot sign does not work in Brentwood since it's only been on twice since we moved here. Hot Krispy Kremes are one of my favorite treats. Evie loved her doughnut too and had fun seeing SheShe and Poppy.

   Evie is the best little traveler. It is amazing because she does way better than we do in the car. That makes our LONG drive much easier. Give the girl her baby doll, a snack and a few books and she is set. She took an early nap in the car so we stopped for a late lunch. Our lunch was delicious but I got pretty sick from it. I hope to be back to 100% tomorrow since Carl will be back at work. We are just so glad that Evie ate Carl's food yesterday instead of mine.

    Evie took good care of me and so did Carl. We had a pretty low-key day at home after our Thanksgiving travels. Hope you had a wonderful time and had the chance to spend some time with your family while thinking about all that you have to be thankful for in life.


  1. Either my sister or I had that metal Strawberry Shortcake lunchbox and thermos too. It might have been hers and then mine?? How fun is it that Evie has one now too!

    Hope you feel better soon!

  2. So glad ya'll had a great trip home. Will ya'll be there over Christmas or stay in TN? Sure hope you are feeling better!


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