We had such a lovely November, so sorry for the photo drop, but I really think November is our busiest month of the year! Since both our families are from Mesa, we generally try and hit both houses for the Thanksgiving festivities. This year was extra special since Marcus' parents were leaving for their mission to London that very weekend. Every hour of our day from Wednesday-Saturday was planned and packed with family time. It was a lot of fun--the more time I spend with the Nielson's the more I realize how lucky I am to be in the family--I love them!
We also got to spend thanksgiving morning at my parent's house. I did my best to help my mom in the kitchen, she always takes on a lot of the responsibilities--not because other's don't offer, but I guess being a homemaker and mother of 8 turns you into a bit of a control freak when it comes to food!
Anyway--here are some glimpses into what our holiday weekend looked like!
Do you have any great traditions? I'm looking for something to get my excited about Christmas, we don't even have a tree up yet! I'm thinking I need to bake something to bring to our neighbors!
|Football in the park with the Nielson boys|
|we have a lot of vegetarians in the family, so this was an exciting treat!|
|marcus and my nephew both showed up to lunch in blue gingham and green chinos!|
|my brother and his wife--she just found out she's having a girl after 3 boys! we're so excited!|
|my mama and i|
|my incredibly talented sister in law, Lizzy, decorated and it looked like it was straight out of a magazine!|
|i believe there were over 30 pies at the Nielson's. It was insanity, but a very delicious insanity--not like that crazy workout, not at all.|
|my newest niece--look at those lips!|
|we had our traditional Christmas Eve celebrations that weekend since Ma & Pa Nielson will be away for Christmas|
|Alice and Lizzy|
|saying goodbye for a year (hopefully we'll go see them in London before their mission is over!)|
|birthday dinner at one of my favorites, Republica Empanada--it was cold and rainy!|
High-Low Dress//Asos (buy it here)
Floral Tights//old (buy similar here)
|my baby, Poppy Reh!|
|cutest scorpio loafers! c/o choies sold out :(|