On Wednesday the festivites began when Allie and I baked "Jam Up" cookies that we call the "gourmet pop tart" cookies. Ha! They are oatmeal pecan cookies with jam inside (apple, strawberry, or blackberry jam). Yum. For our baking extravaganza, mom got Allie the cutest gingerbread man apron...
... and made the cutest "Allie" button to go with it...
We had a great time making, rolling, cutting, and assembling the cookie dough. The cookies turned out AWESOME and were so delicious! Everyone loved them, especially Zach.
Thanksgiving morning began with Zach and Allie walking around the nearby woods looking for animal tracks. My parents have many wild animals near their house including raccoons, armadillos, and even a bear.
|morning rays at mom and dad's|
|talking about bear tracks|
Lunch was had at Aunt Susan's house (next door to mom and dad's)...
|love these rolls|
|my grandma's beautiful carrot cake|
|We like to name the Pilgrim shakers so Allie named these "Samuel and Hatia"|
|L to R: Granddaddy, Steve, Mom, Ginny, Lindsay, Allie, Ian, Zach|
|my sister Lindsay having a very interesting convo with Al|
|my brother-in-law Steve and cousin Ginny|
|mom, granddaddy, and grandma|
It was our first Thanksgiving with Allie and of course she stole the show with her cuteness and beautiful personality...
|in the door wreath|
|funny faces smashed on the glass|
I took a few legit photos for some of my family and got this great shot of Zach and Al in the process...
Here's a few I took of Aunt Susan, Uncle Lloyd, and Gin... oh and Murphy the beagle too!
|Their Christmas card photo|
As Thanksgiving came to a close, Allie got to play with my sister's two dogs, Bella and Rosie. Allie loves these guys and playing in the backyard so much!
|Al in the yard|
All in all we all had a great Thanksgiving day and are so thankful for many things, especially each other.