We are Thankful…. and new traditions

We are Thankful…. and new traditions

Mr. Robinson and I got to talking about family traditions recently and it dawned on me that we don’t have a whole heck of a lot. Yes, there’s the Nutcracker, and Christmas Eve church service followed by the Hanley’s party. But what about Thanksgiving?  With our parents living in the same town and still hosting Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, it kind of puts us in this not-a-kid but not officially-an-adult category when it comes to the holidays.  There’s not exactly a ‘we-make-this-every-year’ dish that makes it’s appearance or annual travels to visit family.

So I decided we needed one more good ol’ family tradition for Thanksgiving. Let’s have Thanksgiving Pajama Breakfast— cousin style. We went straight from our beds, in our pajamas, over to Aunt Britty and Uncle Matt’s house for a Thanksgiving breakfast. So I’m not gonna lie, the first annual Thanksgiving Pajama Breakfast was a little weak on attendance (thanks to my two pre-teen girls sleeping and it being smack dab in the middle of the rut for Mr. Robinson. For those of you that aren’t from the South, here’s what the rut is.)

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But it’s about quality, not quantity, sometimes and the little cousins were happy nonetheless.  Just kidding Britton and Kenley if you are reading this– it wasn’t the same without you!

 

We are Thankful.... and new traditions

We are Thankful.... and new traditions

 

We are Thankful.... and new traditions via grateful simplicity

We are Thankful.... and new traditions via grateful simplicity

We are Thankful.... and new traditions via grateful simplicity

 

Not to have missed out altogether on the new Thanksgiving morning ritual, Kenley decided that she needed to make up for having missed breakfast and insisted we make our favorite Trader Jo’s cinnamon buns- which are usually reserved for weekend mornings when the girls have spend the night company.

We are Thankful.... and new traditions via grateful simplicity

foreground– K started her Christmas shopping early and already has her gifts wrapped. Over achiever.

 

 

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Mr. Robinson and I snuck away for a mini-vacation to celebrate his 40th birthday, returning late yesterday afternoon. Try as I might to give Thanksgiving the time it deserves, I couldn’t refrain from pulling down some of the Christmas decor boxes. And buying garland. And playing Christmas music. Okay, I give up. I am in full on Christmas spirit and Advent hasn’t even begun. Speaking of Advent, I finally broke down and purchased handmade Jesse Tree ornaments– the paper ones we cut out years ago have seen their better days and I can’t think of a better “decoration” to spend money on this Christmas.

We are Thankful.... and new traditions via grateful simplicity

 

Now it’s time to sit back and take a page from Poochie’s book. Once I do just a little more fah-la-la-la-lah’ing around the house.

We are Thankful.... and new traditions via grateful simplicity

Happy Thanksgiving 2015!

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