Friday, November 28, 2014


Living thankfulness.  I am so grateful for my life, everyone in it and for all that we have.  We are so lucky.  Feeling very thankful this holiday season - holidays are so much more fun with kids, especially now that Lemon is a bit older.

Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays because we spend it with my dad, away from the hussle and bussle of cooking and cleaning for a large group of people.  It is always so relaxing and this year we went out to eat, which was even better!

We spent the morning in our pjs - playing play-doh, watching a movie, taking baths (showers) and just bumming around - it was so lovely.  At around 4 we started getting ready and around 5 my dad came over to ride with us to Hotel Valley Ho where we ate a super yummy Thanksgiving dinner (and they have gluten free options!).  Lemon and I had turkey, mashed potatoes (she gagged), gf stuffing (with chorizo!) and cranberry sauce, Ian had a hamburger and fries (he hates turkey dinner) and my dad had turkey as well.  My Aunt Susie joined us again and got Lemon a Minnie Mouse toy, which she loved.  Lemon was a super good baby at dinner and afterwards we came home to eat Katz's gf pumpkin and apple pies - if you haven't had these mini frozen pies, get them!  So good!

My bestie hosted Thanksgiving at her house for her, and her boyfriend's families, so I headed over there around 9 to check out her new table, decor and catch up.  I ended up staying until 12:30am and had a blast, a perfect end to a beautiful day.  It was hot, once again (in the 80's) and it was just so gorgeous out - I love fall in Arizona!

This morning we headed to Ian's parent's house to eat breakfast and take family photos.  Getting these little cousins together is always my fav!




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  1. Alison! I have been following you on IG for a while (not even sure how I found you) but I didn't know you had a blog until now!! I'm so excited to follow along! I am in love with little Lemon and her sweet bouncy curls! :) happy (belated) thanksgiving to you and your sweet family! @tawnyaf on Instagram :) xo

    1. Hi! So funny! Thanks for following, I do my best to update it (although I'm sure I could do better). I will find you on IG! :) xoxo

  2. thank you for sharing your thanksgiving day experience with us. looks like you all had a great time. we live too far from family to just visit like that. lovely to see others you can. lemon is gorgeous as always. still in love with her locks.
    nadja (3BellyButtons)

    1. We are pretty close by to both of our parents, mine and Ian's and we are super lucky. Most holidays are crazy (in a good one) but this one is our favorite because it is so relaxing - even though I kind of missed the hussle and bussle this year. Hope you had a lovely holiday with those boys! :)