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long weekend are for turkeys, lakes, and lights.

Whew. i LOVE long weekends! Especially when they involve seeing all our family and friends. We had such an amazing thanksgiving this year! It started out with a little 5k turkey trot- lex and i walked- while all the boys ran. And lex officially has a crush on nick (mike’s BFF who always dresses up as a turkey). Every year for dinner we ditch both our families and hang out with family friends- and we ALWAYS have a blast! This year there was probably 30 of us- and at least 30 sides (kari is seriously the hostess with the mostess). The food is always awesome- and lex is aways a hit (you can tell some of these parents are totally ready to be grandparents). The rest of the weekend was spent lakeside with mike parents and inland with mine.

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Even turkey’s like post race orange slices.

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With the help of a ladder and a self-timer we managed to snag a pretty good thanksgiving family picture (minus grump face who kept chanting “pie! pie! pie!”).

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She cheered up once we arrived and she was promised turkey, pie, and fun.

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Friday we headed to Lake Arrowhead to hang out with my in-laws who have a house up there. We spent the whole weekend accessorizing with hats and scarves.

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Sunday we came down from the lake to visit my family. We hung christmas lights, sang carols, and got a little jolly. All in all it was one perfect long weekend!

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  • December 2, 2013 - 4:10 am

    Jenny - great job with the self timer for the family photo!! sounds like a fun filled weekend:) I just love Lex with the box of lights! Happy Monday

  • December 2, 2013 - 6:38 am

    julie - Hello perfect weekend! And I totally chanted “pie pie pie!” too.

  • December 2, 2013 - 6:45 am

    Sara - Next year, I vote for the long holiday weekend with the V’s!!!!

  • December 2, 2013 - 7:39 am

    Courtney B - Sounds like a PERFECT weekend! I love the idea of doing a friends dinner! So much less stressful, ha! Which means we will probably crash the party next year πŸ˜‰

  • December 2, 2013 - 8:01 am

    Jess - You all are too cute! I am so jealous you got a family pic…we are so bad at that! (Well, to be honest, we never really got our of our pjs on Thanksgiving, so we were certainly not picture-worthy! Haha)

  • December 2, 2013 - 9:33 am

    Courtney - She was chanting ‘pie’? That is awesome! And, way to do a 5k pre-turkey. That is pretty amazing, even walking. I mostly sat on my rear. She is the cutest feeding the turkey =) Glad it was the perfect long weekend!

    Happy December!

  • December 2, 2013 - 11:53 am

    Vanessa - Cutest family ever!!! And Lex feeding the turkey oranges–priceless!

  • December 2, 2013 - 12:04 pm

    Whitney - Seriously she is the cutest thing! Why can’t we dress like our girls?

  • December 2, 2013 - 8:10 pm

    Heather - Sounds/ looks like an amazing long weekend. I love turkey costume and Lexi with all the lights πŸ™‚

  • December 2, 2013 - 8:43 pm

    Courtney Patterson - So, I’m going to hire Lex to be my personal shopper – seriously – so cute!!! Such a beautiful family – Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!

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