Between recipes and posts on various topics, I’d like to update you on the happenings in my life!
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and if you are in the process of decorating for Christmas – I hope you will use that as an opportunity to spend time with loved ones and build memories and traditions.
We spent Thanksgiving with my husband’s family. Since we all live in the same town, it makes that an easy decision! The photo below was with my mother-in-law, who is such a blessing in my life!
We had lunch at their home and enjoyed some amazing turkey and sides. I was assigned the green beans for the meal, which is hilarious since I am not a veggie eater at all!
I used fresh green beans and sauteed them in butter, balsamic vinaigrette and some seasonings, plus walnuts. Yum! My son even enjoyed nibbling on one and I was one proud mama when he picked up the bean all by himself and started eating it! It’s so fun to see different things your baby learns to do. He had a little Thanksgiving plate all to himself as well.
Then we went to the Christmas tree farm on Friday afternoon and picked out our tree and brought it home (with the help of our SUV-driving brother & sister in law!).
This is the biggest tree we’ve had by far and it was on accident! 7 feet! We were walking around the farm and there were plenty of modest 6 foot trees but I wanted one just a little bit taller. Our home now smells of pine and I love it.
I hope as your year winds down and we all focus on Christ that you will slow down and enjoy this season and your family and friends (I know I’m going to try!).