If 2020 taught us anything, it is what is important. Our health, the roof over our heads, our family and friends, the time we have together. Thanksgiving week is my favorite week of the year behind Christmas. I feel like it is the kick off to the Christmas season. In a normal year, I am excited to spend some time with family on Thanksgiving and then going shopping on Black Friday with my mom. We have been shopping every year since 1993, except 2016 when I was 38 weeks pregnant.
I can sit here and be sad about all the things that we missed out on this year, but I am not going to do that. This week, I want to be thankful for all the memories we have created this year. All these months of extra time I got to have with Zoe when she was young. Daily parties celebrating anything happy. All the outdoor walks and play. Our crafting, sidewalk chalk drawings. The ability for Chris and I to work from home and keep Zoe out of daycare during a pandemic. This week I am going to focus on the fact that I get to spend Thanksgiving with my two favorite people, cooking our favorite things, watching the Macy’s parade in whatever form it will be. Maybe creating a few new traditions of our own.
I took some pictures around our house to send to my mom of our Christmas decor. I thought I would share them here. Don’t mind the rocket mess on the floor in our living room. I think it is Zoe’s favorite purchase that Chris made. Girlfriend has been entertained for hours by it. If you are looking for a Christmas idea, this would be great for a boy or girl. Honestly, I have been having just as much fun as her.
We have a little village and nativity scene on our entertainment center. I love this Snoopy popcorn scene. It plays the Snoopy song, lights up, and pops popcorn. It is SO cute!
I never really did a house tour after we moved in. Mostly because we never got to fully decorate before the pandemic hit. We had just gotten settled in. I feel like we have a good handle on Christmas though! I plan to put out all our outside décor on Friday, so I will share that next week!
This past weekend, we spent a lot of time just hanging out. The weather was nice, so a good chunk of it was outside. Saturday we watched a little football, and Zoe wanted to watch the Nutcracker Saturday night. I pulled the smore machine out while she danced around the living room making up her own ballet.
Yesterday, I secured a turkey and ham yesterday, and am planning out the details on how to actually get these things cooked along with all our sides at one time with only one oven. Fun times. We watched The Grinch before bed last night.
I think we wore Mac out this weekend. He couldn’t keep his eyes open last night.
Speaking of finds, Target had a box of macarons with red velvet cake, salted caramel and pistachio. Yum!!! Definitely be on the lookout for these.
I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Please stay safe this week, especially if you are traveling to spend time with family. I know for a lot of us, Thanksgiving is going to look different this year. That doesn’t mean that we can’t make it great!