kicking off Christmas

I love the long Thanksgiving weekend – spending time with family, eating great food and kicking off the Christmas season always makes for a relaxing and festive time.  This year was no different, as we set off to celebrate with some of our favorite holiday to-do’s!


I have no great pictures of all of us on Thanksgiving, but Corinne’s first year getting into the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?  You better believe that was commemorated with a selfie!  She loved watching everyone dance (I taught her the important lesson that boys can dance, too!) and was a bit creeped out by the Cats cast (I feel ya there).


Our very own elf, Peppermint, came into town on Saturday morning!  She brought a North Pole breakfast to get Corinne excited about the whole adventure.  Truth be told – I’ve been anti-elf up to this year.  But, Corinne has been full on sass lately, and I thought we could use any means for a drama-free Christmas season!  Is it working so far?  Depends on the minute 🙂


Peppermint wrote the girls a little letter, and brought them breakfast, new Santa pj’s and ornaments for the Christmas tree.  Corinne loved it!


Picking a spot in her room for her tree from Peppermint!


Saturday night was Christmas decorating time!


Santa pj’s on and tree complete!  Poor Sabrina 😉


We don’t put outdoor lights on our house, but Corinne and I couldn’t resist this light up snowman.  How excited is she?!


There is nothing better than ornaments full of memories and white twinkle lights to cozy up a living room.  This is my favorite view these days!

I’m so looking forward to lots of memories with family and friends over the next month.  Bring on celebrating!

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