Sunday, November 28, 2010

Gobble, Gobble & Thankful

Is it Saturday night already? How sad to have such an awesome weekend come to an end. I wish I could say I'm posting this in marvelous fashion: decked in pearls, sipping a grand martini with ravishing green olives while my skin is adorned with ball gowns fitting of Cinderella. However, I'm currently wearing a long white thin sweater, while tucked under a massive amounts of down comforters and watching old movies... and I couldn't be happier.

After all, as simple in its idea as Thanksgiving is, it still takes a lot out of you! The giving thanks, the copious amounts of family and food can leave a girl feeling grateful albeit tired, hence why I declined another night out on the town in exchange for a lovely solo at home date with myself. But that doesn't mean Thanksgiving wasn't lovely, it was. There is something so wonderful about this Holiday- no need to spend hoards of money on gifts rather, spend that time with family, eat until your face hurts and take in the simple pleasure of company and family. (Thankful for.. last year)


Before I show a glimpse into my thanksgiving, I wanted to say a few noteworthy things that I'm thankful for:

Family, The Boy and friends- I mean, of course. You light up my life from simple lunch dates to phone calls to emails- the presence of all of you is my reason for my life XO. ♥Being employed- simply having a job gives you a paycheck, a routine, opens doors... I adore it. I very much love working. ♥ Friends DVDs- in my darkest of days, I can always rely on my 6 friends to snap me out of a bad mood. ♥ The Gym- absolutely love it and definitely need the stress-relief it provides. The fashion- y'know we all have our own take on it and isn't that own take so fun? Mascara- makes the world a little brighter. ♥ and Maddie... my family's dog who makes me laugh.

And of course, I'm thankful for the night itself, this year is no exception...

Thanksgiving 2010

{Above: Me, Dan (my essentially non-related cousin), Dad}

{Above left: Brother and Sister Above Right: Thanksgiving walk}

{Above & below right: my brother and me below left: Me, my Cousin Shawn, my Brother-in-law}

{Above: Fruits of Israel, customary platter. Below: Everyone preparing the feast}

{Above: let's eat!! Above right and all below: My Sister Jocelyn and Me.}

I'm also thankful for the days following Thanksgiving as I met a celebrity... I won't say who yet (yes, I have a picture!) but if you follow me on Twitter, you can read who it is... and, if you know me AT ALL, it was one of the TOP ONES I would have ever hoped to meet. Story and photo to come next post!!

Sorry no Unflattering Picture Sunday, I'll pick that back up next week.

Also...if you would like to see me "live", here's a quick, accidental 4-second clip:

Happy Sunday and enjoy your last day of Holiday rest!

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Geezees Custom Canvas Art said...

Great family shots! Glad you had a good Thanksgiving!

Tina said...

Aw it looks like you and your family have a fabulous thanksgiving! you and your sister look so alike!! lol and you know you ALWAYS have to be thankful for fashion! lol

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Everything looks like a whole lot of great time! All the food looks great and this turkey is HUUUGE!!! Happy to hear you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving and congrats on meeting your special celeb ;-)

Leia said...

It sounds like an awesome thanksgiving! Love all the family pictures, and I see your sister is just as pretty as you :) Love your outfit too! And oooh awesome about the celeb sighting, I want to see the picture ;)


Kara said...

Hahahaha I love all your family members with the faces and the beer bottles. Looks like a blast, and totally like my own family! Beer is a staple at our holiday events, better believe it.

Perfect holiday outfit for sure. Classy, comfy and roomy - gotta have room for the food baby ;)

Alison Kinsey said...

i totally had a night in last night too! all of the food and the mingling and the busyness of traveling to and from kept me going and wore me out!
your thanksgiving looked delightful! first of all - love your outfit!!! i love neutrals :) and cute pics of you and your fam!

Unknown said...

I wish we got to celebrate Thanksgiving (or atleast something similiar) here in Australia, you make it look like such a great event!
Cant wait to read about the celebrity meeting :)

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

I absolutely adore your boots, skirt, and jacket!

bananas. said...

yay for family!!! yay for food!!! i have grown to love and appreciate this holiday just for that...looks like you have too :)

happy (belated) turkey day to you and your adorable family! ps. looking good as always!

the "L" spot said...

So sweet! That Israel fruit platter looks delish and those boots!! You're always lookin good...even if you're not wearing a cinderella ball gown!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a great Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

What an adorable post! and that fruit salad looks delish

Miss Neira

Kim Axani said...

Aww, you always post such happy pics. Your dad looks so nice.
Happy (belated) Thanksgiving!!

Jaime @ laviejaime said...

Yes- you have so much to be thankful for!! Friends DVDs included :):)

Anonymous said...

Looks like a fun Thanksgiving with your family - I love your jacket Emma x

Alicia said...

love the pics! it looks like you guys had a blast!! your family looks like tons of fun :)

stylefrontier said...

aww looks like you had a great time with your family during thanksgiving!
happy for you! :)

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Holly Lefevre said...

Looks like a fab weekend. Glad you enjoyed it with your family and friends. How do I not follow you on twitter (or do I...I am never on there).

Sierra said...

Looks like you had an amazing time love! I love the holidays with friends and family, those times are the best. ;) Your skirt is just darling and I love your boots! Just grabbed your button to put on my site too, xoxo.