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Happy post-Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you had a wonderful extra long weekend celebrating with friends and family and eating endless amounts of tasty food! We spent our time down in the DFW area with my in-laws and small army of nieces and nephews. Being an aunt is one of the greatest joys in this world, and every time I get to hang out with my favorite kiddos my heart is overflowing with happiness. Watching these kids grow into their BIG personalities has been so fun, and it’s amazing how different they all are from when they were just wee little babies!

We arrived in town late Wednesday night, then woke up first thing Thursday morning ready to play, cook, and EAT!


One of my sister in laws made the cutest cinnamon roll turkeys, alongside a filling breakfast casserole. I’ve got to get the recipe for the casserole to share with you because it was delicious!

cinnamon roll turkey

The kiddos lovvvvve Truckee, and I caught them standing by the window yelling at her to “do a trick”. It was pretty much the cutest thing ever.

little kids by window

baking with little girls

My mother in law and sister in law made these hilarious pilgrims out of all our faces, and used them to decorate the table. Pinterest for the win!

thanksgiving table scape silly

And here’s the FEAST!

thanksgiving day spread of food

Turkey, stuffing, sweet potato casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, cranberry fluff, rolls, and endless amounts of pie and cookies.

thanksgiving dinner

Adam passed out pretty quick that night, after a round of “Let it Go” in the kitchen of course.


Once the kids all went to bed, one of my sister in laws and I stayed up and ventured out for some Black Friday shopping at midnight. We hit up Target, Eddie Bauer, and Gap, and were shocked by how DEAD everything was! We think it’s because the real crazies were out at 6 or 8 when they opened, but we were thankful to have missed the crowd. We got home around 1:30 AM, and a full belly combined with late night shopping sent me straight to sleep!

Late Friday morning we all went for a long walk at a local park to let the kids run around, and let the adults walk off some of that food! I love that everyone wanted to be active for a little bit, and getting outside on a GORGEOUS day just puts everyone in the best mood. I took my nice camera along so we could take a big family picture, but I’ll post it after Christmas cards go out. It’s super cute though, and we all wore different plaid/flannel shirts.







Saturday morning, I woke up early and headed back to the same park to get in a long run. I probably should have run 13-15, but I didn’t want to be gone too long. Family time is precious, and I know I’m doing okay on my training. So, I did 10 miles, and felt AMAZING the whole time. I felt like I could have kept running for sure, and my pace was killing it! I haven’t felt that good during an outside run in several weeks. Here are my splits:

9:03, 8:46, 8:40, 8:38, 8:41, 8:30, 8:23, 8:24, 8:52, 8:30, 8:15/pace

running 10 miles in keller tx

After I got back, I got showered and ready and headed out with all the girls to walk around downtown Grapevine and grab a bite to eat. The little girlies loved all of the Christmas cheer, and they even got to see Santa! One of them enjoyed it a little more than the other, (read: one enjoyed it and one was terrified), but they each got jingle bells and loved ringing them all afternoon!

Saturday night, the whole family headed out to do a little shopping, and visit the big Christmas tree.


Sunday morning, we headed to church, then ate lunch back at the house before we all said our goodbyes.

All in all, it was a wonderful trip, and we’re so glad we were able to stay longer than the usual day and a half. We’re officially ready for Christmas, and are going to put our tree up one night this week. Can’t wait!!!

How did you spend Thanksgiving? What is your favorite Thanksgiving dish? Are you ready for Christmas?

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    Kaylin @ Enticing Healthy Eating
    November 30, 2014 at 11:22 pm

    Great photos of your family and you and your husband! With Truckee too of course. And the cinnamon roll turkeys and pilgrim placecards are too cute. I die. Creative, too!
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    Joanna @Makingmine
    December 1, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Oh goodness, the turkey cinnamon rolls and pilgrim place cards are TOO cute! What a fun weekend! Nieces (and nephews I assume – I don’t have any) are the BEST 🙂
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    Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie
    December 1, 2014 at 7:35 am

    The pilgrim napkin holder idea is hilarious!!! So stealing that for next year.
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    Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food
    December 1, 2014 at 9:04 am

    What a perfect looking holiday! We had a really calm one this year, but it gave me plenty of time to get decorated and ready for Christmas stuff!
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    Natalie @ Never Serious Blog
    December 1, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Your plaid is SO CUTE. I did a little later morning Black Friday shopping, and felt like it was just a normal day too! So weird?!
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    Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate
    December 1, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    lol- I love the pilgrims!! Waita get in a 10 mile run too- you rock!
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    Julie @ Running in a Skirt
    December 1, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Awesome run!
    Those kiddos are crazy cute and the plaid pictures will be adorable!
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    December 2, 2014 at 11:03 am

    So many cute little ones!! 🙂 Looks like a perfect Thanksgiving with lots to be thankful for!
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    December 2, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    Cute pics!!!

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    Tara @ Running 'N' Reading
    December 2, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    I’m so glad you had fun, Sarah! My parents used to live in Grapevine; I love the downtown area, especially during the holiday months. Looks like y’all had a great holiday weekend! Thanks for sharing all of these lovely pics; I want to pinch their cheeks. 🙂
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