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Thanksgiving 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

Hey hey hey! I hope everyone had an amazing Holiday weekend. It always goes by so quickly.

I had so much fun helping to prep for an amazing dinner with both sides of our family, as well as to celebrate Porter's first Thanksgiving. I even got him the cute little outfit proclaiming it as such. I bought it a few months ago and I was worried it wouldn't fit, since he's actually in 12-18 month clothing now (not 9 month, which was the size of the onesie), but it fit like a glove. A perfect outfit for our little Butterball.

We had all the good stuff - turkey, stuffing, sweet potato soufflĂ©, mashed potatoes, rolls, green beans, candied carrots, Aunt Carolyn's Deviled Eggs, pumpkin pie, fudge, brownies, lemon cookies, cherry kiss cookies, etc, etc, etc. The menu was perfect. Porter loved the stuffing, which made Paul pretty happy, since he cooked the stuffing and turkey this year. I've also been feeding Porter leftover mashed and sweet potatoes for the past few days; it's basically been the best weekend of his life.

We wrapped up the evening, on the couch watching White Christmas - a Burton family tradition. Except, this year, we all turned in early - before it finished. I blame the infants/toddlers that we had running the show this year... Porter and Amelia, namely.

I started that thing, this year, where I tried to list something I was grateful for each day. I lasted until, like, the tenth day. It wasn't because I was having a hard time finding things I was grateful for, it was because I could have went on and on and on and on...

I'm thankful for family. I'm thankful for tradition, old and new. I'm thankful for love, and selflessness and warm hugs and hot coffee and a cheesy smile on the face of my 11 month old. I'm thankful that God decided I was worthy of molding and caring for the most precious little human life, and that I got to experience the first of many holidays with him. I'm thankful that I am a wife, and that my husband if my best friend. I'm thankful for cold weather and wagon rides and a loyal family dog...

See? I could go on and on. :)
I hope you all had a fabulous holiday!


  1. Your butterball is so stinkin' cute! I've never seen White Christmas, I will have to find this one. I love Christmas movies, oh and deviled eggs ;)


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