Thursday, December 16, 2021

Thanksgiving recap

Hey yinz!!

I hope everyone had a phenomenal Thanksgiving. 

This post just shows you how behind the times I am that my Thanksgiving post is at least two weeks late… Lol! But I guess it is massive progress that I’m posting at least monthly now. Ha!

I just finished ALL my finals for this semester of nursing school! I finished this semester with 2 A’s and a B.  One more year left and then I am a nurse!!

Here is the picture of my clinical group on our last day of Hospital Clinical. Our instructor is on the end on the right and I am three from the right! I scribbled our badges and school identifiers so apologies for that. I got so lucky - it was such an amazing group of women and we all jumped in and helped each other soo much!!

Thanksgiving was spent the traditional way for my family… Good food, laughter and a wonderful time spent together. We did our usual cookie baking fiasco and as usual it was great! Here are a bunch of photos from the long weekend.

Below is my my brother in laws mom and step-father, my parents, my brother in law and sister and their children and grandchild (minus her older daughter who was working this day). The little tot in the picture is my first great-niece, Leighton! We all love her soo much!!

This is my sister and brother in law with their first grandchild. Soo adorable, right??

This is an impromptu pic of the beginning of cookie baking. Those are both of my sisters and my dad.

This is our side of the family. We do two dinners and this was the second one. This is my sister and brother-in-law their children, grandchild, and one of the kids girlfriend. Also, my other sister and brother in law and their kids. The kids are all so grown up! If you have followed my blog for a while you will probably be amazed… Three of the children in this picture are those three little tiny kids that I played in the lake with for so many years. They’re all grown up now.

Many evenings we have game time. It’s a great time for everyone to just laugh and decompress. I can’t even tell you the numbers of different games we played this year.

More candid baking photos…

The kids and I fought over who got to hang out with this little cutie. She was definitely the hit of the weekend. She’s so much fun to be around and all the kids took turns watching her while we baked.

Sugar cookies…

Candy cane rolling…the worst cookie job that excreting hates-ha!!

A little relaxation - football and screen time!!

Snuggles between batches!!!

My adorable niece entertained us all with her guitar playing throughout the weekend!! Love listening to her play!

My sister started selling Beauty Counter products so of course we all had to mask up and rejuvenate Our skin in the evenings.  If you need a product hookup, let me know. I’ll get you her information!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and I hope everyone is happy, safe and well!!!

Thank you all of you for all your words of support!

Love you guys - so many hugs to everyone!! 


  1. Glad you got time together with your family - great photos. I'm sure it's full on with the nursing course but you seem to be doing really well and that's more important than getting round to commenting on blogs etc. Keep up the good work.

    1. Thanks for the kind words Wendy! I have a few weeks break now so I am super excited to read blogs and have a little enjoyment time!! HA HA!! Hugs to you and yours!! Have a safe and happy holiday!!!

  2. Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

    1. It really was wonderful Patrick! I wish you a blessed holiday season!! Hugs

  3. I just LOVE your BIG family!! I miss those days of love, fun, and lots of noise everywhere! You are so very blessed! Congrats on the great grades! I am proud of you!! One year to go. xo

    1. Thank you Terri!! I count my blessings every day for sure! I saw you had a lot of wonderful family visits so far this season too!! I am so glad you are doing well and working through. So sorry for the loss of Joe...still has to be hard during the holidays. I am sending soooo many hugs and prayers!!!

  4. Looks like a great Thanksgiving soon you'll have a whole new generation of little ones! Congrats on doing such a great job in school!

    1. Thank you Julie!!! Your "next generation" is adorable also!! LOVE following your Instagram too!! Happy and safe holidays to your family!! Hugs!!! Love ya


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