Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Turkey, Toilet Paper and Couch Forts.

My favorite holiday has come and gone and now we're officially in the Christmas season!
For the record I did not step foot inside a single store or shopping mall this weekend.  I also have yet to buy a single Christmas gift.  Some people like the thrill of Black Friday.  I like the thrill of those last minute bargains.
Oh the pressure and craziness of Christmas!
Honestly, it's why I've come to love Thanksgiving so much.
Sure as a kid Christmas was awesome, all I did was show up and get tons of gifts.  What not to love.
As an adult though?  It's stressful.
Thanksgiving however is a holiday surrounded by friends, family and tons of food.
No shopping required.
That's a holiday I can get on board with.
And boy did we!!

We sat too close to the TV to take in the Macy's Day Parade.

We wore goofy turkey shirts.

We ate. 

We drank. 

We enjoyed time together.

We kicked off the holiday season with a trip down to the Plaza for the annual lighting ceremony
{along with the rest of Kansas City}

We watched football

We unrolled entire rolls of toilet paper when mom and dad weren't looking.

And at the end of a long weekend, we tore apart the couch and built a fort.

Needless to say, this weekend was nothing but perfect.
Now bring on Christmas!

15 comments:

Molly B said...

So so cute, my gosh he is getting so big!!! Love his OSU shirt- too bad we lost to Michigan! BOO- I hope Urban is our new coach even though I do love Luke....Tressel will FOREVER be missed!!!

Molly said...

I love that turkey shirt! The toilet paper is always fun to clean up, isn't it? It's one of Brig's favorite pastimes :)

Jules said...

It looks like you guys had a great Thanksgiving! I absolutely love that pic of Jamie watching the parade. His turkey shirt is pretty cute too ;)

dave and jenn said...

I can't wait until Jade is old enough to really watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade! We tried this year, but she wasn't really into it.

I've always wanted to come see the Plaza lights in Kansas City. Maybe one day!

SG to SP said...

I haven't bought a single gift yet either and have no idea what I'm going to buy anyone.

I always loved making forts in the living room growing up.

Melissa at Tall Blonde said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend to me and I haven't bought a thing either.

I miss the Plaza lights. I enjoyed living in that excitement for a couple of years!

Ashley said...

couch cushion forts are the best! Sounds like you guys had a great Thanksgiving!

the workaholic momma said...

AAWWW -sounds like the perfect Turkey Day:) Macys Day parade is a tradition at our house too - it just wouldn't seem like Thanksgiving without it!!! And the TP...hysterical:)

Nikki said...

Hah...I thought the title said couch "farts". My 8th graders are rubbing off on me.

Married...with a Pup said...

Haha, I love the picture of Jamie with the tv! Your Thanksgiving sounded like a great time!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Aw, it looks like he was loving the parade on tv!

bananas. said...

you are SO right...thanksgiving is kicking christmas' bum lately. especially now that i'm older and have to buy for a number of nieces and nephews with two on the way. ugh...shoot me now.

SassyModernMom said...

Oh it really does look like a perfect weekend! Those lights are beautiful and your entire family is gorgeous! Sigh. Makes me want to do Thanksgiving all over again:)

SassyModernMom said...

opps! Forgot to tell you, you were right. My blog: Worm salsa is not something I have tried! Sadly the olice looking for a missing man in my pool was true. They were going door to door. Poor guy had wandered off, but was not found in my neighbourhood!

Laura @ My Thoughts-Uninterrupted said...

I love the couch fort!

We also watched the Macy's parade...or parts of it. I couldn't get over the annoying announcers! Maybe next year it will be better.