Tuesday Trends: Thanksgiving Re-Cap

Happy Tuesday, Y’all!  It’s freezing cold and rainy here today.  The kids are all napping, so I’m using the time to wrap some presents and do some laundry…with maybe a glass of wine…oops, did I actually just type that??  Have any of y’all heard of The Elf on the Shelf?  This is our first year doing it with the girls.  Should be a lot of fun!  W watched the movie the other night, and it was a hit, so we figured it was time to start the tradition.  If you’ve never heard of Elf on the Shelf before, I’ll post more details later this week.

Did anyone do any cyber-Monday shopping?  I was super busy yesterday, cleaning and organizing around here, but I did manage to get on last night and shop around.  What did I get?  I was a good girl, just some more Emi-Jay hairbands…because they had free shipping, yesterday only.  Here are two packs that I own.

I seriously only wear this kind of hairband now, and I love how they brighten up my usual blah pony tail.  If you haven’t tried them yet, you should!  They give a portion of the proceeds to Locks of Love, and they stand by their commitment that they never leave a dent in your hand.  I’m one to prove it!  They also look cute as a bracelet…I’m sure you’ve noticed them on my wrists in photos…I’ve always got one on hand, in case I need it!  When you have time, check them out!  I was going to post the free shipping promo yesterday, but my computer wasn’t cooperating, so I apologize!

As for this past weekend, as promised, here are some photos of Thanksgiving in Cheraw, at my aunt and uncle’s pig picking.  The weather was beautiful, and so much of our extended family on my dad’s side came!  Almost all of my cousins were there, and we had the best time hanging out!  The apple doesn’t fall far…my dad comes from a large family too.  He has four brothers and a sister.  So minus the six of us sisters, we have eighteen cousins on one side, ranging in age from the youngest in junior high to 32 years old, and about 15 of them were there on Saturday!  Needless to say, W, E and L were in heaven with all the attention.

My beautiful cousin (we’re three months apart!) and her sweet daughter, holding L.

You’d like to think W is an angel all the time, from all the lovely photos I take of her…
but my friends, this isn’t always true.  Here she is refusing to get in the photo.

One of my dad’s brothers (the one who hosted the party).

My sister’s boyfriend, loving the land.  He fits right into our family, doesn’t he?  😉

Y’all, E found this Elmo inner tube, and wouldn’t take it off the ENTIRE time we were there.
I’m serious.

The yummy pig!

The hostest with the mostest having a grand ole time!
Here are a few that my cousin tagged of me on Facebook, from the last two weeks.
Me, in my element…
 …one from two weekends ago, at the end of E’s party.
Hope y’all have a wonderful rest of your Tuesday!
Photo Credit: 1, 2

11 thoughts on “Tuesday Trends: Thanksgiving Re-Cap

  1. Beautiful pics! And might I add, that you look amazing too!!! You do not look like you just had a baby 🙂 BTW…I am pregnant with baby #2, and I just got very jealous of your glass of wine! (Sigh…)

  2. Thanks, Beesmama! You're too sweet! Oh, and that long nine month stretch is a bit difficult without some vino in your life. Good luck! At least at the end, the prize is worth it, right?

  3. Looks like y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and the pictures were precious. This is our 3 year for Elf in Shelf and his named has recently changed to Chippy seeing the show the other night. My kids love him and I know your girls will as well. It is alot of fun.

  4. super cute pictures!
    Stella (and Ruby) are getting their own Elf delivered on the 1st! I got the skirt for their Elf since Stella is all about everything/everyone needing to be a girl! I cannot wait to start this new tradition. I'll let you know what Stella names their Elf! Cannot wait to hear about your first year with the Elf on the Shelf too!

  5. So happy to hear you had such a happy Thanksgiving! Fabulous photos as always. 🙂

    As for the Christmas soiree, I would LOVE to have you… if only we all lived close by. Sigh. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! XOXO

  6. Good morning from L.A.!

    What great pictures from your Thanksgiving, Ashley. I know I'm lucky when I can get my son to stand still for five seconds in a picture. I've never seen the "Elf on a Shelf" movie, but I heard there is lots of love for the Elf everywhere! I've got to see what it's all about.

    A lovely day to you all…



  7. I know tons of families who use Elf on the Shelf with their little ones. It always seems to be a big hit. A little girl I babysat years ago went to her parents one day crying, tattled on herself that her elf had seen her be bad so she hid him in the closet! LOVE the dresses the girls wore!! They are always SO CUTE! And I like your red and white stripe shirt, too. XO

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