Thanksgiving Weekend Recap

This weekend marked our first weekend we saw SNOW! That is right people, snow. Avery was overly excited once she realized that meant she could build a snowman, me on the other hand – I am not as excited.


The snow started to fall, I thought it would be short lived but it continued ALL weekend.

We spent the morning running errands with my Mom, then hibernated in the afternoon, baking and just keeping warm.

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I have no idea what we did that night now!


We got groceries then made a coffee stop before going for lunch at McDonalds – Avery’s pick.


During naps I baked three pies for Thanksgiving dinner, one apple, one pumpkin with graham crust and one regular pumpkin, We still have 1.5 left if anyone wants some 😉

Avery HAD to go outside to build a snowman after naps so we did just that. Chloe and I did not last too long since the wind was cold and came inside to warm up.

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We rented a movie, Mike & Dave’s Wedding Dates that night which was pretty funny.


I started my day with a 9km run (44 mins!) then got to work on Thanksgiving dinner with my Mom. Avery helped with the stuffing:


The rest of our day was spent cooking, eating, visiting, and cleaning!

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Funny story, my one brother and girlfriend were downstairs playing with Avery for an hour, later when they came up Avery said they were playing kitties. We asked what that was, well basically they spent an hour pretending they were cats and meowing – can we say best Uncle and Aunty ever?! Oh man.

It was 7:30pm by the time everyone left so we finished cleaning and spent the evening reading and watching baseball (Chad).


The snow was STILL falling which cancelled our plans for the day so we decided to have a quiet day and get things done at home after a busy Sunday. Morning coffee at Starbucks:


We stuck around home for naps, I got to work on our yearly MIxbook and Chloe’s baby book – I try and do it monthly so I do not get behind! After naps Chad’s Dad and Step-Mom came for a visit. I took one photo all afternoon!


And my reasons to be thankful:


Plus many, many more!

We had leftovers for supper and called it a night, I cannot believe it is almost mid October!


10 thoughts on “Thanksgiving Weekend Recap

  1. thebexfactor

    I can't believe the snow. Ugh.

    You reminded me that I should really get started on my yearly Mixbook too. I always say I will do it monthly and never do and then I end up spending forever trying to get it done for Christmas.

  2. Kelly

    That is a mighty fine looking snowman! Your plate of TG dinner makes me so hungry – YUM!
    I do a annual photobook in Shutterfly and I agree that it helps so much to do it monthly. It would be way to overwhelming otherwise!

  3. Amber

    Ha ha oh man, I keep hearing we are going to have a BRUTAL winter this year and based on all the early snowfalls around Western Canada I'm scared they might be right about that!! looks like Avery had so much fun building a snowman though and your weekend does sound really nice!

  4. Brie @ Slice of Brie

    Looks like you guys had a nice Thanksgiving! I couldn't believe when it just kept snowing and snowing in Red Deer! I'm glad the roads stayed nice for us both ways. Do you do an online baby book for your girls too? Or just the mix book and then a physical baby book? I haven't written one word in Sully's baby book – major mom fail!! And every year I say, this is the year I'll do an online digital family photo book and ya…that hasn't happened yet either! 😛

    1. arunningtale

      It just kept coming! I could not believe it either.
      We do, I started a yearly Mixbook with Avery then that morphed into a family one. So I have to do one for Chloe too but they both have the traditional baby books too. Most years it is just one family Mixbook and we give that as a gift to family instead of giving photos during the year. I am not sure if I will get copies of C's Mixbook for family or not, probably not.

  5. Leslie H

    I spent tons of time inside this weekend – if I looked outside and it was snowing I was like "nope not going anywhere". I suppose I am going to have to get over that issue pretty quick.


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