Saturday, April 21, 2018

Thanksgiving 2017

For Thanksgiving, we were supposed to go to Alabama to visit Mamaw. Unfortunately, Mamaw, Brenda, and Mike all ended up sick and told us not to come. So we quickly shifted gears, picked up a ham and made some Thanksgiving non-negotiables (butter beans, buttered potatoes, rolls, cranberry relish), and had Thanksgiving lunch just the four of us at home. It was a relaxing day - we spent some time outside, perused the sales ads, went up to Starr's Mill to take some family photos, and even did a quick early-Black-Friday trip to Best Buy for my new phone.
On Black Friday, Mom and Dad had a funeral so Ben and I did a little shopping. We found these fun "Team Naughty" and "Team Nice" shirts at Academy. Ben insisted he was "Team Nice", so I proved that I was actually the nice one by letting him be nice and wearing the naughty shirt myself. :) 
Of course, one of our Thanksgiving-week traditions is to decorate the house for Christmas. Mom and I decorated the tree in our matching "Merry & Bright" shirts that I got as a surprise for her (Ben helped a little). We were able to get the whole village set out and even put up the outside lights in the beautiful Saturday weather.
The finished product, beautifully decorated 

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