Visiting the Farm

As the year 2022 quickly draws to an end, I have been reflecting on the many wonderful memories that were made with my family and friends. Of course, the best moment that happened in 2022 was when we had our beautiful son Matthew and I officially became a mama earth-side.

This fall however, my little family and I made some wonderful memories that were perhaps some of my favorites of 2022.

When Matthew turned 8 months old in September, we visited a friends farm where my Aunt Patty took some fun family photos of us. We all loved seeing the cow named Norman and had fun posing in front of the various barns and tractors.

The photos turned out absolutely adorable and I will cherish them always.

In October we headed to a local apple orchard where we took Matthew to try doughnuts, pick out some apples and explore some pumpkin gourds.

We even had a chance to take Matthew to the petting zoo where for the first time he saw goats, a sheep, a pony, a donkey and a cow.

All in all, our time this fall visiting the farm and local apple orchard was a lot of fun and something I’d like to continue in the years ahead. 🍎

Thanksgiving 2022

This Thanksgiving has truly taught me to be thankful for what I have. I’m thankful for my family including my son, my husband, my parents, Grandma, aunts, uncles and extended family. I’m thankful for my friends and my friends who are practically family. I’m thankful for our home even if we are sharing it with others right now… God, our car, our faith, church family, income, food, safety and so much more. I’m thankful!

This time last year I was just getting over covid and 34 weeks pregnant.

This year I am beyond blessed to be able to spend Thanksgiving with my little turkey. 🦃 💕

This year was a little more low key as far as our food, but of course I made my stable Bruschetta to chow down on before the big feast.

We did cook a big turkey this year which was super exciting.

Our little boy loved trying stuffing, black olives, turkey, mashed potatoes and asparagus.

It was a great first Thanksgiving for our son and a wonderful reminder to be grateful for what we have especially in times of hardship.

Happy Thanksgiving 🦃🍁 💕

Feeling a Little Extra Thankful This Year ðŸ‚

We are feeling a little extra thankful this year! I thank God for my family and friends, my job, my kitty, my health, a roof over my head, clothes on my back, our little bun in the oven and so much more! ❤️

This year we decided to change our Thanksgiving menu a little and have a porterhouse steak instead of turkey!

We also stuck with some classics, including crescent rolls and gravy.

Charcuterie board

Of course, my holiday staple Bruschetta

Homemade mashed potatoes

Stuffing and corn

Green bean casserole

Veggies and hummus

… and cranberry sauce.

I hope you and yours have a Happy Thanksgiving! 🍂

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope everyone has a great day despite this crazy year!

In the midst of cooking and eating a ton of food, I thought I would share 10 things I am thankful for this year.

I am Thankful for…

  • Family
  • Friends
  • My Job
  • My Kiddos in my Class
  • My Kitty
  • Jesus
  • A Steady Income
  • My Readers
  • My Health
  • My Safety

Happy Thanksgiving!!! 🍁