Giving Thanks and feeling grateful

We celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada two weekends ago (for any non Canadian readers) and for our family, it was a special one. Maybe the vibe of it was different this year because the girls are just a little bit older and able to partake in more festivities and enjoy family get together’s more. With Madison now 3 and loving going to everyone’s homes or having everyone over, she is always so excited and ready to party and celebrate. Mila is 1 years old and pretty much enjoys anything her sister does! (lol)

With so much sadness around the world these days (hurricane devastation, Las Vegas murders and Edmonton shooting), it was a reminder now more than ever to just enjoy each and every moment and to live in the present. So instead of running around trying to make sure everything is perfect like I usually do, this thanksgiving I told myself to just let it be, not to worry about it and enjoy the day! I am really counting my blessings no matter how tired I have been lately or how frustrating long days get, just to have my girls healthy and happy, my husband and family all together is the best feeling.

The last couple of years, thanksgiving has been my holiday to host to our families. My husband Marco and I get our immediate families together so the girls can have both sides all together, since Christmas is such a frenzy of travel and party after party, thanksgiving is our chance to just have the kids and their grandparents, aunts and uncles. (And their little cousin Nathan).

My nephew/godson Nathan’s Birthday is the day before thanksgiving which made it a full weekend. Working on his 2nd birthday party and planning thanksgiving made my week full and busy, but I loved all the creativity, crafting and creating going through my home the days before his birthday party. It’s become my outlet other then this blog, planning and creating keeps my mind, and hands busy with something other then diapers, cleaning and cleaning, cooking and cleaning! (Did I mention cleaning) 

Planning his birthday party also allowed me to create a new fall/thanksgiving tradition: making Candy Apples! (yum!) Do you mama’s have any favorite/old/new family traditions during the holidays!?

I’ll be posting all about decorating for a cozy Thanksgiving and a few tips on elevating your Thanksgiving and fall decor! And also all about Nathan’s Thomas the tank engine themed birthday party! Look out for those tomorrow!

Hope you all had a most blessed thanksgiving!

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With Love,

Michelle and the minis xo

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