Thanksgiving has come and gone and we're beginning to take a break from the holiday hustle in preparation for Christmas which is rapidly approaching. Being in paradise during the holidays is a little strange. There's no cold weather, defiantly no snow in sight and it seems a little crazy trying to decorate for fall and winter when it's clearly still 75 degrees and sunny outside.
We decided to do Thanksgiving day at my father's house. He lives just a few minutes away from us here in Perdido which makes it very convenient. It's been years and years and YEARS since I spent the holidays with any of my family so we were in for a real treat. I am just beside myself with joy watching our girls interact with their grandfather on a more regular basis now. Being able to see him and spend time with him everyday is a blessing that I don't have words for. This move was long overdue, and we're busy making up for lost time.
Erick and my father deep fried a turkey, we also cooked a ham and had countless sides, several pies and plenty of other desserts. I always cook way to much food during the holidays but I figure if you're gonna do it, do it right. Everyone loves holiday leftovers and we only cook big meals like this several times a year. Enjoy it to the fullest I say!
After a very filling meal, we spent the rest of the weekend just our little family on Orange Beach, in the Perdido Beach Resort. The girls had a wonderful time swimming and Erick and I enjoyed the hot tubs and relaxation.
We enjoyed the restaurants and buffets at the resort too. Noahh was absolutely thrilled when she spotted the coffee creamers on the table. C'mon. I know I'm not the only mom who lets their kids drink these...right? I remember when I was little how much I loved to drink them when I would be a the cafe with my parents. I couldn't have been much older than Noahh is now.
Sunny and 75'. Can't ask for anything better for the end of November.
The resort was lovely and the perfect ending to a long week of cooking and preparation for Thanksgiving.
One thing we never tire of is the beach. We are on one beach or another at least once or twice every single day. It's good for the kids to get outside and play, and I love the sunshine and breezes that come up off the water. We collect shells, build sand castles, and the kids love playing in the water.
We left the resort and traveled up to the Wharf in Orange Beach, Al to hit up the ferris wheel.
Noahh didn't quite know what to think about it, but we had an amazing view of Orange Beach.
After the festivities at the Wharf you guessed it...we headed back to the beach for some more playtime and fishing. Something just feels a little "off" in your day if you don't manage to throw a line out into the water at least once.