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Thanksgiving Break Recap

Jon and I got back from our 10 day trip through Texas onto Alabama and back to Oklahoma.  We stopped in Dallas for a few days before we headed to Alabama for Thanksgiving.

While in Dallas, we celebrated sweet little Gabbi's first birthday.  It was a great party for all...especially Gabbi, who had the best time ripping the wrapping paper off of her gifts.  She even made little grunt noises.  It was too cute.


We headed out to Alabama on Monday morning and had a pretty pleasant drive aside from one stop on the interstate where Remington got to enjoy the scenery for a bit.

My sister and I experienced our first Iron Bowl married to Auburn men.  Even though we lost, it was still a good game, and no one killed each other while watching.  :)  Here we are sporting our crimson.  Roll tide!

I was in the organizing/purging mood (as usual) and convinced my sister to help me clean out my mom's attic.  Although it was a full day of work, we enjoyed going through all of our old baby dolls, toys and stuffed animals.  There were a lot of "Hey look!  Remember this?!" moments.  

We were able to donate 4 garbage bags of stuffed animals and 5 other bags of miscellaneous stuff when all was said and done.  I found a few treats that I got to bring home too, including these vintage mini ornaments my mom had as a child.  Aren't they beautiful?

Now that we're home, I'm back to Christmas decorating.  I will have pictures to you by the end of the week.  And.... drumroll please..... we're getting a tree!  One of our sweet friends is letting us borrow their truck tonight so we can pick one out and bring it home.  I'm so excited!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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