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our thanksgiving weekend

Our Thanksgiving weekend was everything I wanted it to be – full of family, down time and kicking off the Christmas season.  Corinne is SO into the Christmas tree – let’s see if we can make it to Dec. 25 without any ornament casualties!

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We spent Thanksgiving in Lafayette this year with Brian’s side of the family.  The food was fabulous, and the company was even better.  Corinne had a great time with all her cousins.  Since Thursday she’s gone around pleading for “Grandma’s biscuits”…yep, we ate good that day.

On Friday, my mom and I spent part of the day at Circle Centre mall, our yearly tradition.  We made a dent in our holiday shopping, shared chicken lettuce wraps, and really enjoyed each other’s company.

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We kicked off Christmas on Saturday!  Corinne was literally dancing with excitement as we hung stockings and put ornaments on the tree.  We started a new tradition this year where we gave her a wrapped ornament as we decorated the tree.

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I got this sweet little ornament at Heather Rogers Designs to commemorate Corinne’s first year of dance class.  I know we will look back on this year and laugh at her crazy antics during class!

There is nothing prettier than the lights twinkling on the Christmas tree.  I love to collect ornaments that represent our memories – trips, babies, dogs.  Our tree is a little piece of our history.

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Our weekend included tons of baby dolls and house play.  Poor Ruby…the only way to get any attention is to plant herself right in the middle of this mess!

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This morning we took Corinne to see the Good Dinosaur in theatres.  The movie was really good with beautiful scenery (almost looked too real for animation!), but it was probably a little too mature for Corinne’s age.  There were some heavy scenes, and a few scenes where she covered her eyes.  But give that girl a huge bag of popcorn?  She still had a great time 🙂

Tonight we ended the weekend with dinner out with close friends at HopCat, a restaurant we all love.  This weekend definitely refilled my tank, and the time with my little family was priceless.  December, I am ready for you, and all that you bring!

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