Well, Thanksgiving is over and I am now in my post-Thanksgiving haze. It won't last much more than 5 minutes because the kids are ready to put up the tree today and move on to all things Christmas! I just wanted to recap some of my Thanksgiving before moving on so quickly :) We started our Thanksgiving tour at my parents' house. This is the only place where I had my camera since I had just done a newborn shoot earlier that day. I'm glad I had it, though, because my mom really went all out this year with the beautiful dishes and the gorgeous, delicious spread of food.
My mom made this entire meal by herself. No one helped (though my dad claims to have peeled some potatoes). No one brought any sides. We just showed up with our families and enjoyed the fruits of her labor!
And while she was working hard on dinner, our daughter was working hard on using up her grandma's art supplies ;)
These are not instant mashed potatoes. The stuffing was not Stovetop. The sweet potatoes didn't come from a can. Everything was made from scratch and it was sooooooooo yummy.
I truly felt like my plate was a work of art. I had to capture it on "film" before devouring it.
As I was taking this picture, my brother says, "You're not really gonna post a pic of your food somewhere are you?" I said, "Why yes, I am. And now because of your little snarky comment, you're going to be on the post, too!" Boo ya! :P
And in my mind, this shot is like a Norman Rockwell painting, because it's my family. It's my memory. The kids are little and all playing together. My parents are well and able to make an amazing feast. We are all together. I am truly blessed and for this, I am thankful.
Passion for all things photography, mother of 6 year old twins, Ben and Sydney, wife, daughter, sister, friend. Lover of old movies, anything chocolate, laughing, traveling, speaking Spanish and French, summer, the beach, camping (if s'mores are involved), and being with my friends and family.