Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!!

Hi everyone! I hope those friends of mine who celebrate Thanksgiving had a wonderful one! We had a great day here
:-) Tony and I have taken over the tradition of hosting it, and I love it - it's one of my very favorite holidays. My MIL arrived on Tuesday, so it's been nice having her here - she's always a huge help to me, too! We had 11 adults and 4 kids which is very manageable. My grandmother came down from Florida, and I am lucky enough to have local grandparents, too. Here are some highlights of our day:

Noah helping his YaYa make fruit salad:

My table all dressed up and ready to party :-)
My daughter, who was also dressed up and ready to party, lol:
The kids anxiously awaiting the arrival of their cousins:

Isn't my dad cute? (that is Tony's hat, btw, and it was very popular last night as several of us were wearing it, hehae)

A very cut-off self portrait of my mom and me:

Not a great picture, but i'll take what I can get! As always, I had my SIL take a ton, and we still couldn't get a decent one, lol. The kids are never smiling/looking at the camera at the same time!

In the midst of getting ready for Thanksgiving this week, I was able to make a new Fancy Pants page, too. LOVE this new Splendid line! I cut out that little panda from one of the Splendid papers (Valentine's cards) - isn't he cute??
Journaling says: They are literally the girls next door, and they're your best friends. Lucky boy!

By the way, please tell me i'm not the only crazy one who went out on Black Friday! Did you all get any good deals??


Alexandra said...

I love all your Thanksgiving pics Staci - looks like you had a wonderful family day!!! And, your pages are fabulous as usual - just love them! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Juliana said...

Love that new FP LO!!! Great work!
Happy belated Thanksgiving Staci!
Sounds like you & your family had a wonderful day together too!

p.s. I tagged you on my blog!!! Hope you can play along!

Andrea Amu said...

Glad you had a terrific Thanksgiving with your family! I got a chuckle from that photo of your dad!

What a great new FP page too... the panda cut from the valentine card is so darn cute!

Jocelyn said...

Just love the pics! Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Loved the pics of the children looking out the door waiting for their cousins to arrive and your table was STUNNING! Love the LO and than Panda is to die for!!! Wishing you a wonderful weekend!!!!

Stacey Michaud said...

Looks like your holiday was awesome! Love your new layout--you always show so much creativity! I went out on Black Friday too! I go every year with a bunch of girlfriends and we have a blast!

Amy said...

What wonderful photos!! Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving!!

Aida Haron, Singapore said...

Hey Staci, happy Thanksgiving !!! The dining table looks spectacular, you, your mom and the kids gorgeous.

** LOVE all the layouts !! **


Natalia said...

hey Staci, happy thanksgiving! looks like lots of fun.. and yes.. your dad is really cute and love the hat! the new lo is cute too with that bear.. lol :D


Pearl said...

Looks like Thanksgiving was a fab time ! & how darling Chloe looks in that all grown up outfit !!!

The FP Splendid line is just that ! Love your layout with the little Panda ! I just love all the little animals ! lol - I gave in & finally got hold of an FP line ! lol !

Jen Martakis said...

Looks like you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hear you on the family photo thing. Try getting 7 people to cooperate. lol

I love your FP layouts. That panda is so cute and I love the (painted?) circle on the pic. So adorable.

Nope, no Black Friday for me. I took this year off. ;)

Meg Giroux said...

Hi Staci! Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Such cute pics you took. I was bad I didn't take any...I think it was because I feel asleep on my sisters couch for a couple hours...bad me!!!
I really love those new papers...the colors are so pretty together...
No black Friday for me...I worked but we arent open yet for business.

Allie said...

Happy belated Thanksgiving to you too! Looks like you had a great time. Fruit salad sounds yummy. :) I did get out on Friday and I'm really not a shopper. Glad I went though - it was surprisingly sane! Got a Squeeze and two alphabets for $20. Also Photoshop, photo paper, memory cards... noticing a theme?

Lucy Edson said...

Love that new FP!! That little panda is adorable!

Glad you had a good Thanksgiving - great family photos. And no, no Black Friday for me. ;D

Wendy Smith said...

great pictures...glad you had a nice Thanks giving

Love the photo in that PALS lo..totally gorgeous

~Sasha Farina~ said...

of all the pictures... my fav is the one of you and your mom!! so cute!! love the layout too Girl... !

Audrey Pettit said...

Hey Staci! I love all your Thanksgiving pictures. Looks like you guys had a wonderful time. I think you are brave to host!
And your page is SO darn cute! Wow, I love that design! The panda is too sweet.

Greta Adams said...

no black friday for me sista...i'd rather pay double the price then fight that madness!!

i am sweating just thinking about it...ugh NO WAY!!! not me...

anyway glad you enjoyed your turkey day...i did too but now i am sick...grrrrr!!!!
and that layout is ADORBALE!! that panda is perfect for it

doris said...

happy thanksgiving! totally sweet layout! love that pic! :D

Charlotte Cramer said...

I love your family photo!!! And your table looked AWESOME!!! Your page is gorgeous too!!! Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!!!