Happy (belated) Thanksgiving!

I guess I should really say, Happy New Year! I’m finally getting around to posting about Thanksgiving. By the time I have Christmas photos ready it will probably be Easter 🙂 Just kidding. Luke and I spent Thanksgiving in Kansas City with my mom’s side of the family and it was great fun! Below is a family pic followed by pics of some of my cute little cousins!

Thanksgiving1Thanksgiving2Thanksgiving3Thanksgiving4After we spent some time outside taking pics of my older cousins we had to go inside and take pics of our new little cousin, baby Elise! Thanksgiving5After Thanksgiving dinner at my Aunt Donna’s, we all headed over to our hotel on the Plaza to watch the Plaza light ceremony! A bunch of us then walked down to the Plaza to grab some Starbucks (and check out just how long the line would be this year), a Thanksgiving tradition!Thanksgiving6Thanksgiving7The next day, before my cousin Melissa and her kids headed out of town, a bunch of us met at Crown Center to go ice skating!
Thanksgiving8Afterwards, my Mom, cousin Kelly and I, hit the mall for some fun 🙂
Thanksgiving9Last but not least, we were blessed to be able to attend a football game at Arrowhead Stadium, where the Denver Broncos (Luke’s favorite team) beat the Kansas City Chiefs! A special thanks to my Aunt Becky and Uncle Gary for the tickets! We had great seats in the end zone and got to see lots of action! We bravely wore our Broncos jerseys and were fortunate to escape Arrowhead with our lives!!
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Thanksgiving

This is a little late…but Happy Thanksgiving!! Luke and I are so thankful that our family was able to travel down to see us here in Florida. Even my parent’s dog Lucy made the trip! We had such a fun week together hanging out, eating, going to the beach, eating, playing mini golf, eating, poker and did I mention eating?? 🙂 Check out our week in pictures.ThanksgivingWe took everyone to Clam Pass Beach. Our favorite beach in Naples. The weather was perfect! We spent hours lounging and throwing around the football followed by a delicious meal on the grill 🙂
Beach
Sunday morning we all went to Mass together before parting ways with the boys. They went to Luke’s favorite sports bar to watch football and us girls went downtown to walk around. Later that evening we all met up for dinner at our favorite Italian restaurant, Pazzo.
Thanksgiving-3My brother Paul arrived a few days after everyone else so we took him back to the beach to catch the sunset…gorgeous!
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Below are a few photos Luke snapped on his phone. My dad, brother and Luke all went golfing the day Paul got here. Check out the visitor they had, below. The other pics are from mini golf. I had three epic hole in ones!! But I lost…Paul came out on top!phonephotosThanksgiving day we received beautiful flowers from our family in Oregon. They were the perfect center piece! Thank you Ann, John, Laurie, Sean, Ian and Kevin! 🙂 It was fun having Thanksgiving at our place. We usually spend Thanksgiving with family in Kansas City and my aunts do all the cooking but since it was just a small group this year my mom and I did all the cooking. Everything turned out delish! We decided to cook the turkey on Luke’s beloved grill and it turned out great!Thanksgiving DayI hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! Thank you Mom, Dad, Ann, Paul and Reza for making the trip down here…we miss you guys already! 🙂Mom and Dad