11.29.2010

Thankful

Every year we have Thanksgiving at my parents home. My kiddos adore them and their house. It has ample amount of running room where they can go wild. Here are a few snippets from my parent's home out in the country and our Thanksgiving dinner...




Of course eating was high on the priority list. Ellie ate so much she got a tummy ache. She is so her mama. By the end of the night I shared in the pain. KJ indulged in rolls and bananas. I think all the choices left him a little overwhelmed.



We also had the pleasure of playing my sister's wii. We had a blast and I couldn't believe how sore I was the next day. The other two days of vacation were pure bliss. Kellen was home and we lazed around and decorated for Christmas. It truly was a time where I felt overwhelmingly blessed. Oh, yes I sat there and cried with pure joy. I am such a nut. How was your Thanksgiving holiday?

*also a huge thank you to Sharon who placed me in the the top 20 of design blogs. Love being placed by all my favorites and many who inspired me to start blogging over 2 years ago.

43 comments:

leanne said...

oh how sweet! i think we need to take on the Thanksgiving tradition in the UK, it sounds like a great time to just get together and put life into perspective. Your parents' house looks lovely of course and more to the point so does the food!

Deb said...

You are adorable! Its good to know you are blessed. :-D
Hugs
D

Becky D @ Kings Down Road said...

It looks like a wonderful time! Bananas and rolls sounds about right - my daughter had rolls and mashed potatoes. :)

The Buzz said...

Looks like a perfect holiday all around and I now know where you get your talent for design - your parents' home is charming and Country Living worthy!

Nuha Sofiyan said...

you're son looks so adorable in that tie!! sounds like you had a wonderful thanksgiving...we played Wii also and it really is a workout!

Victoria said...

Love the bluey / grey paint colour on the paneled walls. And that globe too. Food looks delicious! Sounds like a wonderful family time.

Staley Mc said...

It looks like yall had such a nice Thanksgiving! All the food looks so yummy!

Vanessa@decor happy said...

Sounds like a very special weekend. Love the painted panelling and KJ looks so handsome in his tie!

things that sparkle said...

looks like such a lovely thanksgiving. and i couldnt agree with you more, that day after, when you have nothing to do but decorate for christmas is perfection.

Danielle (elleinadspir) said...

Looks like a perfect holiday!

The Rigoloso's said...

lovely holiday spread. the rolls + bananas is funny!

maureen @ The Inglenook Decor said...

everything looks scrumptious!Life is really good & we are all truly blessed!

Pink Wallpaper said...

way to go paula!! glad your thanksgiving was wonderful and i am jealous that you have already decorated for christmas (i tried to get my husband to let us get a tree but he wasn't having it!!) oh, and i totally cry at christmas....it's just so meaningful especially w/ kiddos.

Sarah's Fab Day said...

So glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Pinecone said...

Everything looks wonderful!!

I am with you...we had a relaxing Thanksgiving break as well...and now I am so sad it is over. I am about to bring the kiddos to the bus stop sigh!!
Ashlyn

Elizabeth said...

great pics! Thanks for sharing your Thanksgiving with us

Devon said...

Congratulations on the mention! It's very well deserved. And I adored the pictures of your holiday. The food looks amazing although, if I eat another bite of food, I may pop. I'm so like your daughter in that way!

tammy said...

looks like such a cozy home. so glad you all had a lovely thanksgiving!

JMW said...

Looks like a great time was had by all!

Lovin That! said...

Sounds like a wonderful holiday weekend! Tears of joy are a good thing :-) Have a great week...

Julie said...

There's something about the holidays that gets so emotional. As we age, it gets WORSE! I always feel like I need to enjoy and savor every moment, and then I get stressed ... it's beautiful to be with family on the holidays.

AND ... I need to get decorating for Xmas!

Michelle @ Ten June said...

oh my what a gorgeous home! the holidays always remind us of how blessed we are, don't they?!

coolkids said...

looks like a perfect thanksgiving Paula! Love KJ's tie.:)
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Danielle said...

It all looks so fun and cozy, I would feel very blessed as well. Happy belated Thanksgiving!

LAURA!!! said...

Oh that looks so nice. Lovely pictures and it really feels like home!
I'm with you guys, I ate too much till it hurt!

Design Elements said...

looks like such a cozy home & wonderful time! Happy new week

Emma at The Marion House Book said...

Look at that feast! I'm hungry just looking at all that goodness.

And congrats on being placed in the top 20 design blogs - very well deserved!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I was a little mopey, as Thanksgiving is a huge holiday in our family, and it's tough being down here, and missing the whole she-bang, but I was very thankful for the stand-in family and friends we celebrated with.

Your images always make me so happy!
Thanks for sharing!

Laken said...

Gorgeous photos!

I just stumbled on your lovely blog and I've added it to my reader. I love finding fellow Alabama bloggers :)

Cassie said...

I don't blame her for eating till her tummy ached - it all looks so delicious. Thanksgiving meals always make me long for our Christmas dinner here in England - roll on 25th!
xx

Natasha said...

Looks and sounds like a perfect Thanksgiving! There really isn't anything better than spending time with the people you love :)

eden lang said...

your parents place looks like pure comfort. nothing better. so happy you had a great "American" thanksgiving:)

we are decorating on Wed. and I can't hardly wait!

Danielle@Fresh Quince said...

Great job being placed in the top 20 design blogs...no surprise! And looks like you had a lovely time in a lovely home!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

love the pics. You really set the scene for us! thanks for sharing

Marianne - Style For Living said...

Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving! My niece and nephew always get me to play wii with them. It's so much fun and can definitely be quite a workout!

sarah, flourish design + style said...

Oh Paula, it looks amazing, all of it! A gorgeous home, delish food, your images come across so warm ( sounds weird, but looks amazing to me :) xx

angela hardison said...

looks beautiful!

i always give myself a stomachache too. for once i didn't this year :)

annie said...

All of it...looks so perfect! How wonderful. LOVE the tie!

mydesignchic said...

This is what Thanksgiving is all about...what a perfect day!!

Melissa said...

Looks perfect.

Erin from Skoots and Cuddles said...

it looked like a wonderful day!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Looks stunning!

Joslyn said...

i love this post. your parent's house looks so magical.
what a perfect holiday.