We had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday. What I really liked about it is that I barely planned anything. I think the only things I planned were what I was going to cook on Thursday and Ice Skating on Friday. Everything else kind of unfolded and was spontaneous.
I think there is so much pressure at times around the Holidays. The “perfect gift”, the “perfect party dress” and the “perfect DIY project”. Blog posts about “How to create an enchanted time in 5 easy steps” and all those other tips to create some idyllic moment. It is totally unreal in my world to be so on top of everything and then when it’s all over I feel like a did not live up to some expectation of wonderfulness.
I say forget all that hoo-ha, do what you want. Have fun. Be present.
Maybe some really rad things will end up happening.
Because all the blogs I read were posting about pizza and Annie’s had sent us a coupon to try their new organic pizza, I stopped by Whole Foods ON A WEDNESDAY BEFORE THANKSGIVING and picked one up. The store was packed but it was fun seeing all the people shopping. The girls loved the pizza. Ella, 5, ate half of it.
I am sure by now you are sick of seeing turkeys. This picture kinda grosses me out, but I had to share because my brother-in-law worked on this little guy for hours and it turned out great.
The salt container exploded all over my almonds. If you buy the large blue sea salt from Whole Foods then beware. This is the second time it has exploded.
Chloe had requested we make gingerbread houses from scratch, not even a kit. Lucky for me my sister had gotten kits for the girls and this satisfied the gingerbread house fix for now.
Friday we went to the Embarcadero Ice Skating Rink in front of the Ferry Building. A lot of kids from Ella and Chloe’s school were there too. We had a great time. After skating we went into the Ferry Building for lunch and Ella ended up having an impromptu play date with one of her best little friends from school.
Steve had to work all day so I was ready for just some relaxing around the house. By 10 Ella was demanding things to do, so I decided we would start decorating. This is my first year since my mom’s passing that I have her Christmas decorations. It was really fun unwrapping the treasures from my youth with my girls.
This unplanned weekend became one of our best Thanksgivings yet.
Have a happy and fun Holiday Season this year!