After watching the sun rise, making all the snow upon the houses just glisten, we began our feasting with brunch. Our neighbors brought over breakfast burritos, while Conor & I served up mimosas and homemade cinnamon rolls. We made an overnight recipe, which turned out perfectly. I must share in the future! We tend to eat Thanksgiving dinner late, so breakfast is always always necessary. The mimosas were tossed back during parade watching, and right when the buzz was hitting we were ready to get the boys outside again.
We have a tradition to take a long walk each year. It's nice to have some fresh air & exercise before all the eating. Finn was being a slow poke, and both boys really just wanted to play in the snow, so it was the shortest walk ever. But it was also nap time, so no-one was complaining about heading home early. Conor prepped & cooked the turkey while the boys & I slept. I seriously woke up at 4pm, with guests arriving at 4:30!!! But somehow we managed to pull it all together!
I kept the table simple, instead focusing on the food & drinks (priorities!). And of course, I barely managed any photos, since it was practically dark out by the time I had pulled myself together for dinner. We managed to snag one family photo, just as the sun was going down. I always make sure to get a picture of the four of us on each of the big holidays. I love looking back at how our family looked that year. How we are changing & growing. And three out of four smiles is always a win!