Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

This Thanksgiving was definitely one for the books (or blog)! After a late change of plans, Ryan and I accompanied my parents, Jake, and my Grandma, who flew up to visit from Ft. Lauderdale, up to Hendersonville, NC to spend the holiday weekend with family! We left early Thursday morning and made the 3 hour drive, getting to the house with plenty of time to visit before sitting down to a Thanksgiving feast!
Guys, how special is this picture!! This is four generations of women on my mom's side! Bubby, Mimi, Peyton, and Mommy

Peyton, true to form, was an angel right up until it was time to pray and feast. Of course, homegirl wanted to eat her Thanksgiving dinner the same time as the rest of us. Once she was fed, she was back to being a happy girl and enjoyed spending time with all of her great aunts/uncles and my cousins!

The rest of Thanksgiving night was spent eating more food, playing Telestrations, watching football, and sitting by the fire pit outside. It was a wonderful way to spend Peyton's first Thanksgiving!

Hanging out with our wonderful hostess, Aunt Carol! 

On Friday, the girls and guys split up for most of the day. The guys went to play 18 holes of golf while the girls braved the Black Friday traffic to hit the outlet mall near Asheville.

The gang met back up early evening at the house and decided to walk to downtown Hendersonville to grab some dinner. Downtown had their lighting of the Christmas tree event and welcomed Santa to town, so it was packed. While waiting for a table to open up at the restaurant we walked around, showing Peyton all of the lights and the horse-drawn carriages trotting through town.

On our last full day in town, we once again went to downtown Hendersonville to shop some more and watch the GT/UGA game. We spent the early afternoon in a sports bar watching our yellow jackets suck it up before heading over the Mast General Store to walk around. This store has been a family favorite over the years, and we can easily spend hours looking at all the cool toys, gadgets, clothes, kitchen accessories, and candies.

Itty Bitty in an itty bitty adirondack chair that fit her just right.  
Saturday night, we all gathered back at the house to eat a delicious stew made by Aunt Carol, polish off the rest of the Thanksgiving desserts, and play Rummy 500 and Presidents, our two favorite card games! 

We sadly said goodbye Saturday night and headed home Sunday morning, kicking off the Christmas season with the first of many adorable Christmas outfits for Peyton. I'm so excited to share and create new family traditions in Georgia as a family of three!  

Happy Hump Day, Ya'll! 

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