Thanksgiving scenes

by Kim on December 2, 2013

I can’t be trusted around PicMonkey anymore. Their winter/holiday themes are out, and they’re totally triggering my 5-year-old side.

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I’m sort of kicking myself that it never occurred to me to use PM for our Christmas cards. (Although, who am I kidding, I’m not creative enough for that.)

One thing I have used PicMonkey for in the past is gift tags, but that’s about as far as my creative muscle will stretch.

So, thanksgiving! How was yours?

Mine was (surprisingly) relaxing and awesome. Mason was so well behaved all weekend, I finally had to confront Brent to find out if he was secretly drugging him.


In the past, we’ve had a LOT of trouble getting Mase to sleep away from home, but this time it was pretty painless! I credit daycare for loosening him up to new environments and routines. Unexpected parenting win!

Thanksgiving Part I went down at Brent’s parents’ house.


Our brother-in-law brought a remote control car that can get up to 50-60 mph. It was completely insane to watch.

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The mini eskimo:

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Thanksgiving night, we braved the Best Buy crowds and the negative commentary about Black Friday shopping to pick up some free phones.

Worth it:


Thanksgiving Part II happened Saturday at my parents’ house.


They just moved in literally 2 weeks earlier, so this was my first time seeing their new pad.

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And their killer lake view.


And the cool brick wall/fireplace separating the living and dining rooms.


A pool table in the basement (oh, and in that left corner is an INDOOR HOT TUB–what?).




Ahh, the piece de resistance…


Even the ride home was shockingly easy…thanks to the new tablet we got for Mason to watch Mickey Mouse on. It velcroes to the back of the headrest and is completely genius.


Riding quarters complete with a ghetto button-down-shirt “window shade.” That’s how we roll.

I’m slowly getting back to the grind today. I have sooo many posts I’m dying to write, but NASM studying is taking over my life right now. 2 weeks to test day!

Hope everyone had a restful weekend!

xoxo Kim

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char eats greens December 3, 2013 at 3:12 pm

I’m kinda worried to see how Nia is when we’re down in Florida for almost a month, but kinda jokingly to the husband last night, I said maybe it will kickstart a new night sleep routine because as of right now, mama can’t take much broken sleep any longer. I think one year is enough. Umm, your parents’ new house = when can I move in?! Looks like a fab weekend was had :)
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Kim December 4, 2013 at 8:18 am

SO sorry about all the rough sleep!!! I’ve definitely been there. You can do it Nia!! I’m sure there will be a transition in Florida, but a month is long enough to settle into a new routine. She’ll do great!! :) <--saying it confidently makes it true right? Hope you guys have a wonderful time!! Can't wait to hear about it!


Ali December 3, 2013 at 10:36 am

That’s awesome that Mason slept well away from home. We were not that lucky unfortunately.


Kim December 4, 2013 at 8:20 am

Aw, so sorry to hear that. We’ve been struggling with it for SO long, so it was definitely a nice surprise. It still took me awhile to get him down the first night, but nothing like what we’ve seen in the past. Progress!

It’s all a phase, right??


Amanda December 3, 2013 at 10:32 am

Steve and I tested the indoor hot tub on Sunday after we got it up and running. It. is. Awesome!


Kim December 4, 2013 at 8:20 am

Nice!! Sounds amazing.


Giselle@myhealthyhappyhome December 2, 2013 at 11:29 pm

Hope your test goes well! I’m sure you will Ace it! Glad to hear I’m not the only one who has multiple days of Thanksgiving! This year we had two but in the past we’ve had up to four! Fun but man, it’s so much food and traveling! Awesome that Mason was so well behaved! That always makes things so much better :-)
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Kim December 4, 2013 at 8:21 am

I so hope you’re right about the test! Yes, crazy week of food and traveling, and funny that we have to do it all over again in a few weeks. Ha! I’ve always daydreamed about having Christmas in February–makes so much more sense to me! :)


Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate December 2, 2013 at 9:01 pm

Can I live in your parents new house?! Looks like you had a great Holiday!
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Kim December 2, 2013 at 9:35 pm

Seriously. Oh, and they have ANOTHER hot tub outside too. Ha!


Britt @ A Life Worth Living December 2, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Good luck on your test!! I’ve been swamped with NASM studying too, I’ve practically lost my life lol
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Kim December 2, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Ughh I know–can’t WAIT to be done!


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