Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thanksgiving and Birthday Celebrations 2014


Happy Wednesday everyone! The week has certainly gotten away with me as I pick up and get back into schedule! Read: #lifeafterturkey

I’ve harped about it before and I’ll do it again, I HATE that my birthday lands on Thanksgiving weekend. I know this is where I am suppose to write, the weekend was AWESOME. But I can’t. When Ryan and I were lying in bed on Monday night he asked me to rate the weekend. My response? A solid 5!

I really enjoyed the time with family, the delicious Thanksgiving meals and special birthday moments! But the good stuff was overshadowed by a fussy, non-sleep, teething/cold baby! Truth, my mommy patience was stretched thin at some points. There was once on Sunday night where I literally turned off the baby monitor for a short period of time. I stayed awake but I couldn’t listen to the crying anymore. But we got through it and I’d like to remember the good points from the weekend!

First of the festivities, was Thursday night when best friends Amanda and Josh surprising showed up with supper! It was a really fun night with friends! I didn’t have to cook was an extra bonus! After Sam went to bed we had a quick game of 1’s and 5’s!

Being that I agreed to host Thanksgiving, Friday was all about prep work! Turkey, buns, stuffing, pies and etc.! Sam and I even got to enjoy some time fun time together! I had a relaxing evening with homemade pizza and then early to bed so that I could wake up early to put the turkey in the oven!

Saturday morning I snuck downstairs to stick the turkey in the oven. I slowly sipped on my coffee as the house was still quiet, enjoying those few moments before the house started to stir and the day got busy.

Soon enough Ryan and Sam were up and it was time to get the rest of the food ready for our late lunch (1 PM) with my side of the family.

It was dessert time and I knew what that meant…Candles in my pumpkin pie (and the kids gluten free brownies!). Ha ha! It was one of the highlights from the weekends. I had the kids set so help blow out the candles. This is how to conversation went:

Me: What should I wish for?

Faith: Titi, you should wish for another baby!



We all headed outside for our annual family picture and play time! Time to work off some of that yummy meal!





I love watching Everett and Sam interact this weekend! I couldn’t help but imagine life with these boys in the future! They is a 9 month age difference and they live right across the road from eachother! They are going to grow up to be more like brothers! It’s going to be fun to watch in the years to come!

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That night we all went to bed early, full of turkey and satisfied with the fun filled day! Little did we know we were in for a treat. Needless to say, it was a sleepless night and Sam just wasn’t himself. He woke up that morning with a running nose, red eyes and VERY cranky! Even though Sunday was my actual birthday, Ryan and I decided to celebrate together on Monday! Sam went down for an early nap  and we all got ready for church! Sam and Ryan went down with the Sunday school kids and I joined him because I could hear him crying from the basement. Fun! ha ha! But I did get this adorable surprise from Maddy and Tanner (with some help from their Mom, Stacy, I’m sure!)!

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When we got home from Church Sam went down for a 3 hour nap! I puttered around the house and relaxed as our boy slept. I could tell instantly that Sam was still out of sorts when he woke up. I was wondering if we should go to our next Thanksgiving meal but the thought of not seeing Ryan’s family mad me sad. So we headed that way anyways. Unfortunatley, our boy was very upset pretty much the whole time. I carried him around in the ring sling the majority of the time! We got to enjoy Bev’s (MIL) delicious turkey dinner which was good fuel for the “fun” night ahead. But we hit the road running soon after dinner was over to deal with our cranky boy!

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The night was interesting. We all were up for most of the night! Our poor boy was so stuffed up and had a light fever. We tried our best to make him comfy but he was just not having any of it. We decided early in the morning on Monday that we were all going to veg around the house! That is exactly what we did! We celebrated my birthday and the boys gave me the birthday gifts they picked out! We also bundled up and went for a nice long walk! Ryan got a taste of what it was like to be pregnant when he carried Sam around. When he complained of his back being sore, I couldn’t help but give him the evil eye!

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We have battled Sam’s first ever cold this past Thanksgiving weekend. Although that put a damper on some of our weekend, we still had a pretty good weekend together!

How was your weekend?



  1. I love the family pic...everett and sam are looking at something much more exciting!!

  2. Oh no, sorry to hear Sam has a cold :( poor guy! Happy belated birthday too!

  3. How did I miss all of this?! First of all.... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Sorry it was such a bummer. I think you should totally do a half birthday from now on. Mine is right near Christmas so I totally understand your pain. Although, you could always move here and then Thanksgiving is in November! Hehe. Hope Sam Sam is feeling better. Teething is raising her ugly head in our house too and it is terrible. I think it is time for the Mommy's to run away for a weekend wine trip! Haha