Thanksgiving 2020

Here’s a recap of our Thanksgiving 2020, which was low key and relaxing with beautiful warm weather. Here’s what we ate and enjoyed all weekend.

Thanksgiving 2020 was sunny and relaxing

Like many of you we didn’t get together in a big family group this year. We will see cousins, my parents, and extended fam when the time is right. 

We actually didn’t know what we were going to do until the day before the holiday, but the weather was so warm and sunny we did a nice little dinner with Thomas’s parents at their home outside.

I prepared cheese boards to-go in tupperwares for each of us. (Wish I’d had pretty holiday tins!)

Birchie played toys while we relaxed with happy hour.

T’s parents made the turkey, gravy, stuffing, rutabega mash and greens from their garden. We brought a dessert-level sweet potato casserole (seriously, it was TOO sweet!!) and cranberry sauce. And guess where the cranberry sauce was? In the fridge!!! We totally forgot to get it out, but don’t worry – I’m gobbling it up as leftovers! 

We also had homemade pumpkin pie for dessert with fresh whipped cream!

Special Dinner with Mazey

Mazen was with his dad and Katie this year for the weekend, so we had a special dinner the night before. 

He set the table!

And we had special Blue Apron steaks with mushroom sauce and greens. So delish!!

Black Friday

I woke up on Black Friday and thought it was Sunday! The weekend was long and luxurious. I spent a lot of it like this:





Thanksgiving Dinner Round II!!!

It’s always just as good the next day, don’t you agree?!

Here’s how we spent the rest of the weekend!

Berry smoothies

Turkey crafts – 

My neighbor gave us some kits she had leftover from her kindergartner’s class, and they were a big hit.

Painting + PlayDoh

Lots of time outside! 

Careful dad…


Obligatory turkey + cran sandwich

Jingle Bells

First house in Cville to have lights up. (I kid). But I was a little embarrassed when Thomas put these up before Thanksgiving – lol! He loves Christmas.

Today’s the last day of the Beautycounter Holiday Sale

I’m looking at you procrastinators!! The entire site is 15% off for one more day (today) and will be over tomorrow. Get you somethin’ good

How did you spend Thanksgiving 2020?