Sunday, November 27, 2016

Thanksgiving Weekend 2016

We had a great Thanksgiving over here and hope you did as well!  It was a busy day and I didn't get too many pictures, but we got to see lots of family + eat lots of good food.  So many things to be thankful for this year (and always!).

 SO obsessed with that little sweater dress (similar can be found here!).

The day after Thanksgiving means it's full-on Christmas mode in my mind.  I got about 90% of my shopping done online on Black Friday and was so excited to get some awesome deals!  We decided to use our fake tree instead of getting a real one since it's super easy to pack up and put away - as evidenced by the three times I took off all the ornaments + re-decorated.  A little OCD?  I do miss having a real tree and the whole Christmas tree farm atmosphere, but I have to say that not having to vacuum up pine needles every day is pretty nice.

All of my dreams came true when Ellie sat down and helped me decorate the tree.  I was gently reminded that she's only one year old so she might not care about decorating the tree as I had it built up in my mind that she would, but she was as into it as I could have imagined and I loved every second of it! ;)  I finished hanging the ornaments while Ells napped on Friday and she was so excited to see the tree all decorated when she woke up - possibly the sweetest thing in the world.

My favorite ornaments are these ones from Terrain, they're perfect if you're trying to do a colorful tree!  I also bought this set back in October when the Anthro Holiday stuff came out and the warm copper set is even prettier in person!  I had planned for Ellie's Elf on the Shelf to visit and bring her a baby tree (like the white or gold ones from Target) to decorate put in her room, and thought these ornaments would be perfect for it.  We decided to wait until next year instead when we aren't trying to pack up our house, and I'm pretty sure she's going to love it.  I was tempted to add them to our tree this year, but in the box they will stay. :)

The rest of the weekend was mostly spent relaxing in our pj's.  I came to the realization that we only have two weekends left in our house after this, which feels totally crazy.  Also, we should probably actually start packing, yes? ;)

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