Thanksgiving 2015 is one for the books. It is already a favorite memory of our time thus far in Arizona. We had the chance to spend time with family on my side this year down here, and I was able to see both my darling brothers. My younger brother Billy and Abby completed our Thanksgiving this year with there presence. I can't imagine having people I love more stay with us.
We started the Thanksgiving day off with a hike to the wind caves.....nearby. It was a family/friend affair. We have such great friends and can't quite imagine our life without ALL of them!
It takes a village to raise a family.....and I am surely glad these people are part of that village.
A favorite memory of my childhood growing up was my Dad waking us up for a family hike up the canyon. It is a tradition must with my own little family. I have done it our entire married life with the kids. Many times Mike hasn't been able to join because of his work schedule....but this year felt complete with Mike, Billy and Abby.
There are a lot of great hikes in the area that we live, but this was just the right speed for the entire family.
Chris Powell happened to be hiking right in front of us with his darling family. I am such a fan, and have watched his extreme weight loss shows for a few years. He has the most beautiful family, and I don't think he could have been any nicer.
Abby over 20 weeks pregnant is glowing and adorable beyond.
We rushed home around noon just in time to get the Turkey in the oven.
We invited some of our good friends and their parents to join us for dinner.
While the adults were busy preparing you can see there was a lot of silliness and goofiness happening throughout the day. Just how it should be.
I LOVE eating Thanksgiving outside. It is an entirely new concept for me with years of living in colder winter climates. I have adjusted quite well. The ambiance of Thanksgiving outside puts me in just the right holiday spirit.
We had the pleasure of having our friends parents also join us for dinner.
We ate and talked and ate some more.....
A highlight was definitely seeing both of my brothers and having Billy and Abby stay with us. They are genuine, loving, loyal and simply amazing. We felt blessed to have them stay with us for the weekend. We were festive in our plaid and ALWAYS think of our sweet Mom and family that we are so extremely grateful for. As my kids would say "plaid is from the Edwards side". We LOVE IT!
The weekend was filled with favorite things:
HIKING WITH FRIENDS
SHOPPING AT LAST CHANCE DAILY
PHOENIX FLEA MARKET
LE GRANDE ORANGE
THE ROCKY SEQUEL (AN EDWARDs family FAVORITE)
WEARING PLAID DAILY
It was a success and will go down in history as a favorite memory with my family and my two darling brothers!
NOW WE GET TO MOVE ON TO THE HOLIDAYS!