Monday, December 5, 2016

'Tis The Season...

...For time to just slip right on by.  I did not mean to let nearly two weeks slip by without a peep!  Let me catch you up since my last post.
Lots going on!
Our Thanksgiving was fantastic!  This was our first year ever hosting and it was amazing to be able to stay put all day.  We loved it so much that we will be hosting Christmas Day as well.  I absolutely can not wait!
I am so so disappointed that I did not capture any photos from our daughter's first Thanksgiving.  Well, except this one:
This turkey was lookin' so cute, y'all.  I kept calling her my Diva all day, something about the leopard and the head wrap was just a little too fabulous.
Yep, that's the only picture from the day.  I did take a couple pictures on black Friday...The aftermath of my tablescape:
We ended up eating on our patio so these are the remnants of the place settings.  The only perk of our massive pine tree?  Decorating with pine cones!

Also snapped a pic of the leftover plate:
Everything was SO delicious, we will certainly be recreating the exact same menu next year.
For my own future reference, we had:
(I have to add that my brother marinated the tomatoes and used smoked gouda in lieu of parm, GAME CHANGER)
Caramel Toffee Cream Cheese Dip with pretzels. 
(Easiest, tastiest treat.  I will post the "recipe" here soon.)
Smoked Turkey
Rice and Gravy
Squash Casserole
Sausage Pecan Dressing
Lima Beans
Macaroni and Cheese
Crescent Rolls
Cranberry Sauce
My Award Winning Pumpkin Crisp and vanilla ice cream
We did not get to see my in laws for the holiday so we visited them over the long weekend.  This picture has me dying, EB is just basking in it:
Her outfit here is quite possibly my favorite I have put her in yet. Seriously, she knows she's the cutest:
Also, on the weekend after Thanksgiving, we got our Christmas Tree!
We cheated this year and had it delivered from the church on our street.  I'll be honest, I didn't really miss the "tree search", but nothing will ever compare to the perfect one we found at Hyams last year (Behold!). I still think one is pretty, too.
Ok, so let's bring it around to this past weekend.  My sister in law got married!
The whole celebration was so gorgeous and sweet, starting with the rehearsal dinner at Charleston Distilling Company on King Street.  We love this venue!  Sidenote: First post baby date night and my birthday, hey hey!
And the wedding reception was out at The Boone Hall Cotton Dock.  It was a beautiful evening.
I think that about catches us up...We had our 2 month Doctors Visit today and EB did fantastic.  Even with the vaccines, she was such a pleasant little lady:
I am planning a post with my Second Month of Motherhood Reflections soon.
And I want to share our Christmas cards and some snaps of our holiday home.  
I hope y'all are having a great week!
Fa la la <3

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