Thanksgiving Recap

Wow can you tell I've been busy? It's been an utterly hectic week of Thanksgiving family time and coming back to a very stressful week at school. Blogging has been pushed further and further down my to-do list. Unfortunately I didn't have time this week due to traveling and homework to do a STS Sunday post but hopefully I'll be able to do one this Sunday!

Anyway, I hope everyone had such a wonderful thanksgiving break! I definitely did. I was lucky enough to spend the holiday with my family in Kansas City- it was my first time being home since I left for school so it was definitely a great break. I felt a little like this...


Seriously how funny is that? It's sooo spot on. (But don't worry- my mom doesn't have that many bowls) I loved catching up with my friends from high school- so weird I haven't seen them since August.. it seemed like we just picked up where we left off! 
But on to the good stuff.. Thanksgiving! I'm sure it's so irrelevant to you to know exactly what we did all day so here's some photo documentation provided by my talented brother. (it's nice as a blogger having a professional photographer as a brother... except he's headed to NY so I guess I'll have to take my own pictures now...)

Dad, stop eating the turkey!


The artist at work...


Grammy dearest is keeping a close eye on the turkey


My parents are so domestic



Isn't it so pretty?


My mother and her crafty erasable markers...


Gathered around the table in anticipation...


The best place to watch a Horned Frog victory is from your father's side of course! (And your napping Poppy)


One big happy family

Dad ended the day the only way logical.. a nap by the fire.

I had a great time the rest of the break bonding with my Grammy over Theta memories and secrets (sisters for life!), seeing more friends and of course eating at all the good ol' restaurants the ones in Fort Worth don't quite compare to (I'm looking at you Noodles & Co., Jose Peppers and Okalhoma Joe's). Just three more weeks of stress filled days until I'm back home for a month! I honestly cannot believe how fast this semester has gone by. I feel like it was yesterday I was packing up to trek to deep in the heart of Texas! And now look at me! I'm sayin' y'all and fixin' to! Just kidding on the fixin' to..... so far. 
And to my amazing family: thanks for treating me like royalty while I was home. It was so great to be able to snuggle and chit chat for 5 days. I'll be home for Christtttmasssss! Or a little earlier I guess....
Hope everyone is having a stress-free December!

22 comments:

  1. What gorgeous pictures!! You family is lovely. And thanks for that video, ha! I actually went to Tx for my thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you!! And yes, SNL gets me every time!!

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  2. These photos are GORGEOUS! Also, what brand are your mom's erasable markers? I have all white china myself and would love to snag this idea in the near future!

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    1. Thank you Eryn! The markers are actually wine markers, purchased at http://www.wineenthusiast.com/wine-glass-writer-metallic-pens-(6-pack).asp

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  3. Your candids are amazing!! Such a photogenic family, and great photography skills! :)

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    1. I'll let my brother know! He's the mastermind!

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  4. Can't wait for you to come back home. Love reading your blog and staying up to date with your life! You're so talented! Love the pictures of your fam

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    1. Aw thanks Amanda! So lucky to have you in my life, can't wait to see you when I'm home for Christmas!!

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  5. Such sweet photos! Looks like you had a fantastic Thanksgiving! PS love your moms markers! Where in the world did she find those??

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    1. Thank you! She found them at http://www.wineenthusiast.com/wine-glass-writer-metallic-pens-(6-pack).asp

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  6. You have such a beautiful family! It looks like y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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  7. Your family looks like so much fun. Great pics!

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  8. I wanna come to your house for Thanksgiving.. I wish my family all got together! That video is awesome though.. I totally did go see my parents for the weekend and did some laundry, haha

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  9. My sister and I were joking about the Back Home Baller video over Thanksgiving as well! Too funny! :) Love your photos!

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    1. It's seriously scary how accurate it is! Thank you!

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  10. Love those erasers!! I want one in gold! haha. I wish Australia did thanksgiving :(
    xo Neive
    theaussieosborns.blogspot.com

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  11. Beautiful recap, Emma. Gorgeous photographs too!

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