Thursday, November 26, 2009

I HEART Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving might very well be my favorite holiday. What is there not to love: family, LOTS and LOTS of food, and football! (all my favorite "F"'s!)
We got up early this morning and drove to my parents. My brother Chris and SIL Carrie got here last night. I was so glad for Harper to get to see her aunt and uncle!

They brought their new pug Coco Chanel. Harper is pretty enamored with her.
My Aunt Linda gave me and Carrie new Buddha Bag purses. We loved them. She gave me a Python one last year and I have carried it all year. My Aunt Linda has great style.
Harper with my Aunt Linda and Uncle Bob
Chris and I - do you think we look alike? I'm 2 years older.
Coco sporting the new scarf we bought her!
What I'm most thankful for this year
I have been waiting for MONTHS for Harper to wear this turkey dress!!!
Harper got a lot of attention from her Poppa
My mom worked so hard and cooked an INCREDIBLE meal. She made SO much food and we all ate until we were just stuffed. I'm so thankful for my mom. She even made some roasted brussel sprouts - something I have never eaten or wanted to eat and they were so yummy! I think that I might become obsessed with brussel sprouts.
My little turkey

We are settled in watching the A&M/Texas game. My brother and SIL are UT grads. So the rest of us are choosing to cheer for the aggies. Just for kicks. My mom just made us all homemade Caramel Apple Spice drinks.
If you want to make them - just heat up apple cider and get a bottle of Cinnamon Dolce flavoring from Starbucks (a large bottle will last you a while) and add a few tablespoons. Top with whip cream and caramel ice cream topping. SO YUM!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!!

56 comments:

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. Enjoy~

Giggles said...

Gig'em Aggies!

seven is enough said...

Wanted to see if you had viewed a group called Dave's Highway on you tube sing Jesus messiah..look it up ! I know you are a chris Tomlin fan..these kids sing it beautifully !

carissa said...

harper couldn't be cuter in her dress!!! i love your new purse and the shirt you wore! where did you get it???? please tell!

Father's Grace Ministries said...

What a wonderful holiday! Makes me wish we could celebrate Thanksgiving Downunder! (In Australia)

Your family is very similar to mine , Kelly. I'm a bit older than you, but both my parents are still living, never divorced, and I'm the older of 2 children, with a brother 2 years younger. Sadly he's not walking with the Lord at the moment.
Claire

Rathi said...

Love Harper's dress! Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family! Have a great weekend!

Bella's Bowtique said...

Beautiful family!!! Even little coco too!

The Riedel Family said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Love Harper's dress! And Coco is adorable!

harmonysong said...

I want to eat your little turkey right up! SO CUTE! I can't handle it! :)

Glad you had a wonderful day, Kelly!

Kelly@Keeping up with Kelly said...

Ok thats too funny, My name is Kelly My brother is name Chris and we are 2 1\2 years apart.....(I am older)


Anyways, looks like yall had a wonderful Thanksgiving..................Go UT!!! =)

southerninspiration said...

Gig'em Aggies!

Suzanne

Jess :) said...

CUTEST Thanksgiving dress I've ever seen in my whole entire life!!! Not to mention, one of the CUTEST faces to actually wear the dress!! :)

I'm so glad you guys have had a wonderful day! I'm sure Judy made quite a fabulous feast! Hopefully Harper and Dawson were able to cheer your dad up some. :)

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

~Amy Rose said...

Love, Love, Love Harper's precious dress!! And I made roasted brussels sprouts a few years ago too for Thanksgiving and they are Yummy! Looks like you had a beautifully blessed day with your loved ones! We are watching the Texas/A&M game too....Hook Em' Horns!!!

Blessings,
Amy Rose

Chari said...

Happy 1st Thanksgiving with your little one!
I'd love to know where that little dress came from, so cute!

jsiewert said...

Yum yum, This year my In-laws hosted so I didn't have to do too much. I made green bean casserole, fruit salad, cheese cake and a relish tray. We had the traditional turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green salad and lots more... and of course pumpkin pie!

Sheridith - mom to peeps said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Love the Turkey Dress!

Gig Em'!

Amanda Negley said...

Happy Thanksgiving! What a pretty purse and beautiful dress she is wearing! I love brussel sprouts, I could eat them any way, and am quite interested in trying them roastes!

Nancy said...

Looks like Harper's hair has a little wave to it! SO cute! I love her dress...and your blog :)
Blessings to you & your family as you are all together. :)
~Nancy

christim73 said...

I love Harper's dress. I'm glad you had a nice Turkey Day! We are doing the same, watching the game. Hook'em Horns!!

noahandlylasmommi said...

Love the pictures and Harper's turkey dress :) So glad y'all had a nice day!

Laurie said...

OHHHH H is CUTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The B's said...

Gig 'Em Aggies! :) Love Harpers dress!!! Share the brussel sprout recipe...I've always wanted to try them. and HAPPY THANKSGIVING! :) Have fun with your family.

Angry Julie Monday said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!! I love Harper's Turkey dress. It's adorable.

threeboysgee said...

Just love the dress, my mom made one for Chloe this year. I will be posting pictures soon at
thegeefamily4.blogspot.com

I jusy had to say, I am sooo surprised that her dress wasn't embroidered with her name... So shocking from you Kelly!! LOL

I love all of those beautiful pillowcase and smocked dresses that Harper owns...

Jennifer said...

I LOVE......
Harper's dress, Carrie's cocktail ring, the new Budda bags, and your sweet family all together!

But most of all I loved seeing Judy playing the role of Paula Deen in the kitchen. She is a natural! :)

I am so glad y'all had a wonderful day together! Enjoy your weekend!

Kristen said...

So many things to be thankful for! Harper is a doll in that Turkey dress!

Kickin' Kari said...

I'm glad you had such a blessed Thanksgiving with your family!!

Love the new purse! and as always Miss Harper is just too cute for words!

Have a wonderful weekend Kelly!

Linda said...

Hi Kelly...Happy Thanksgiving!

It looks like a good time was had by all.

Harper was so cute in her outfit, and it looks like she got lots of love and attention. Especially from her Poppa. (:>)

You and your brother do look quite a bit alike and he looks like a nice guy.

I like your ruffles,...and you always look cute...just like Harper.

Your momma's kitchen looks huge. I think she is a sweetheart to cook for you all.

We had a nice restful day because we did our Thanksgiving meal with the family on Saturday.

Tonight we went to a movie. We bought tickets for Blindside, but there weren't any seats left so we saw Old Dogs instead. it was so funny. But now we will go back tomorrow to see Blindside, cuz I really want to see it since everyone says it is a great movie.

All for now.

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

The Trombly's said...

It sounds like you all had a wonderful day. Love the new handbag! :) Happy Thanksgiving!

Wendy said...

Love love love the Turkey Dress! I hope I find my future daughter who will be with us next Thanksgiving something like that.

Carol said...

Your little turkey is precious. It sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving. I think I'll try that Caramel Apple Spice drink. Thanks for the idea.

Claire said...

What lovely photos! Happy Thanksgiving!

Cxx

Karen said...

It looks like you had a wonderful thanksgiving Kelly! I love Harper's dress!

Karen

Melissa Miller said...

The cutest dress EVER! :)

Pixel Perfect said...

Oh my word...I love harper's dress! How cute!

Nuno e Paula said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

k e r r y said...

Sounds like the perfect day! Harper & you are always so adorable and smiling! Will you post the recip for brussel sprouts? They are my favorite too!!

Christa said...

Glad you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving! Harper's little dress is adorable!

Summer said...

Glad you Thanksgiving was amazing! I love Harper's dress! I had Kelcee one made for Thanksgiving too! The turkey's are the same on it but hers is a pant/pillowcase top set! Anywho those Carmel Apple Spice drinks sounds yummy! Thanks for the reciepe!
Summer :0)

Chelsea & Nick said...

Cute pics! My favorite one is of your brother and SIL showing Harper Coco. SO cute!!!

Rhiannon said...

Love, love, love Brussels sprouts - and if you would have told me 20 years ago that I'd love them one day, I would have never believed you.

(though, now I do eat them either creamed, or with pancetta, and my mom CERTAINLY didn't prepare them that way when I was a little girl)

Shelley said...

So are roasted Brussel sprouts the new "it" food? MckMama had them for Thanksgiving, too! I'm so behind on the latest food trends!

Amanda M. said...

AWWWWWWWWW! Like triple AWWW! I LOVE the darling turkey dress! That Harper is JUST such a DOLL!

Sarah said...

Such adorable pics! Love that "crooked" smile of Harper's! That dress is adorable, too. It was a better game last night that even the Aggies had hoped.

Hope you had a great holiday...so glad you can be with family! Thanks for posting pics of Harper! :)

valerie said...

Being from Oklahoma I'm not a big fan of UT. :)
I was for the Aggies all the way and they played very well. They came close to winning.

I don't think you and your brother look alike, really.

Your little Harper looks adorable as usual. Love the turkey dress.

Glad y'all had a wonderful day with your family.

aimymichelle said...

oh gosh the cuteness is unbearable!

capperson said...

Your day sounded amazing and all the pics are adorable!

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

So much to be thankful for! Harper looks adorable in her Thanksgiving dress!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your sweet family!

Caroline said...

Happy Thanksgiving! Harper looks adorable in that little jumper and you all look like you were making memories.
Here's to another year of God's blessings!
xoxo

Alaska Girl said...

I'm too tired to look through your comments to see if someone asked you to post your Mom's recipe for roasted brussel sprouts ~ but I, for one, would love it! My favorite food is steamed broccoli, with only salt and pepper on it. But, I do not like brussel sprouts! I did try one little sprout at a Christmas party last year, and it was actually ok. So, I am thinking maybe your Mom has the magic roasting formula. Thanks in advance! L.

Channa said...

LOVE y'alls new bags! I'm so jealous!

R said...

Gig 'em!

Jordan said...

Hook 'em Horns!!! Your SIL, Carrie, looks so familiar! I also went to UT but as you know it's so big who knows if our paths ever crossed. Thanks for sharing your sweet family at Thanksgiving!

Stori said...

Aww, thanks for rooting for my Aggies! Your so sweet it brings tears to my eyes.

I was happy that we didn't lose as badly as we did to the Hogs!

nlmcc said...

love the new handbags!! Do you know where I could get one?? Also love Harper's dress!! Super cute!

~aj~ said...

Beautiful, beautiful Thanksgiving pictures. Harper is just such a doll in her festive attire!

I know you are one busy mama, but I actually have a purse question for you. I'd never heard of Buddha Bags until your blog and LOVE them. I have an almost 2 young children and another on the way and have carried different diaper bags for the past 4.5 years. I would love to use something on a daily basis that is more stylish, but can never find a purse that works well for all the baby/kid things I have to tote around. Is there any way you could share what purse you've been using with Harper? I have no doubt it's super cute as well as functional. I'd greatly appreciate it!