Turkey turkey, gobble gobble

Happy November 27 folks! Crazy that December is just a few days away. I was grateful to be able to spend a few days with my parents for Thanksgiving, although Sean and I got sick on Thursday and are still fighting whatever we both caught. Sorry, Mom and Dad, hope you don't get our colds. 

Just a few things we did when my parents were in town, ate sushi, ran a 5K, went to a Ducks hockey game, hung out in Seal Beach to name a few things. Definitely had a wonderful time with them and then this morning when my parents left to leave, I told Sean if I don't tell them good-bye then they can't leave. I was sad to see them go. 

 Of course, this post wouldn't be a proper recap about Thanksgiving without photos. That morning we started out with our annual family tradition of a turkey trot run. This was our post-run photo.


Sean won 3rd place in the race despite being sick, he was more sick than I was.

Aren't my parents cute?

From there, of course we headed home to start cooking the turkey! 
For our menu we had turkey, cornbread stuffing, green beans and mushrooms, cranberry relish (Mouch recipe, Mouch is my maiden name), cranberry mousse (Henning recipe), crescent rolls, mashed potatoes with chipotle gravy, spicy and yummy and for dessert pumpkin pie and chocolate pecan pie (recipe and photos as a guest post on Wednesday)!

Here is a photo of our table decorations.

Then filled with food!




Happy Thanksgiving from the Mouch and Henning family!

Kip and Kimbia wanted to say hello to you all as well.

Ok the place cards I decided were glitter pinecones. The great thing about this project is now the pinecones are sitting pretty in a vase in my living room. 
I bought spray adhesive and glitter at Hobby Lobby. For the name cards, I had some leftover cards from our wedding and just printed our names on the cards.



I sprayed the pinecones and sprinkled the glitter over the cones and I used a different color for each pinecones.





And the finished product...





Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving too, maybe you are still stuffed and filled with love from being with your friends and family members.

39 comments:

Tonia @ TheGunnySack.com said...

I got sick too :( How did you do a 5K when you weren't feeling well? It looks like you had a nice Thanksgiving!

dani said...

Looove the glitterized pine cones! Come to think of it, I love glitterized anything... ;)

Happy Thanksgiving!

TaraMixandMatch said...

Hope you are feeling better! Your glitter pine cone is oh so cute!

Susan said...

Meg those are so cute! I'm glad you guys had a great thanksgiving, your table looked beautiful! Happy (official!) holiday season!

Allison said...

Hope you are feeling better!! Love that tradition of running the turkey trot. Your table looks great!

Jenn :D said...

Aw love the pinecones!! Great photos!

BeckyJo606 said...

I love the place cards you made! My cousin and I were just talking about making some glittery pine cones! I think I'm going to use them in my hurricane candleholders. I also am a REALLY big fan of your hats--they are so so cute! :)

Samantha said...

I'm coming down with a cold too! No fun.

Love the pinecones - how cute!

Sam

Mrs. Pancakes said...

awww...it looks like an awesome thanksgiving...with some creativity of course!

kira said...

A run is definitely a great way to start off Thanksgiving, looks like you guys had a great time despite being sick. I hope you feel back to your old self soon!

Jamie said...

I'm so jealous that you ran the Turkey Trot! I've ran it before, but this year we chose to hike instead. Your pinecones are adorable!

The Bases said...

The place cards came out very cute!! I might have to glitter some pine cones in Christmas colors!!

Lindsay @ Delighted Momma said...

Aw sorry you got sick! My husband also caught a cold :( love the place cards you ended up going with!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

Happy 11/27! Your place cards looked fantastic! Especially love the glitter!

Erin said...

Your family is so cute! Sounds like a fun and active weekend! :) Glad you got to spend it with your family! :) Love those pinecones! :)

Kate @ Daffodils said...

The place cards are too cute. Sorry you are sick though!

Nicole said...

what a brilliant idea for place cards! so adorable!

one of my favorite things about thanksgiving this year was finally being able to use all those cute dishes i got as wedding gifts! ahh! so fun!

xoxo

Stephanie said...

What great family pictures!! Looks like you had a fabulous time!!

Jennifer @ Delightfully Noted said...

Those pine cone placecards are so festive & awesome!! Can I just say that I looovveee that that you guys do a family run every year!! My family would fall over laughing if I ever suggested that...LOL Glad you had a nice TG & thanks again for helping me out while I was away!

Lindsay said...

aw, lady LOVE thos pinecones. they turned out so great!
glad yall had a fabulous thanksgiving!
xoxo

Kerri said...

Love the pinecones! Very festive! :) And looks like you had a great Thanksgiving too!

Holly said...

I feel like everyone got sick this weekend :( My dad and brother ran in a Turkey Trot this year which was awesome! Congrats to Sean getting 3rd place..yay! Love your family pics at the table :) And look how creative you are with those pinecones...very cute!

navy and orange said...

love the acorns and the fam photos!

xoxo navy & orange

sarah@totalbassetcase.com said...

Looks like a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Mandee said...

I love that you all do the turkey trot! My mom and I go to a zumba class on thanksgiving morning. It's nice to work out before we eat all the yummy food, right?
Your table looks really good!

Natalie said...

Awww looks like you had a great Turkey day with family! Love your outfits for the turkey trot...we have one here, and I've always wanted to do it.

SassyUptownChic said...

Love the glitter pine cones! What a neat idea! Glad you had a wonderful time with family. Nice run and FOOD!
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Fashion Meets Food said...

Looks like a fabulous thanksgiving! Love your place cards! xo

Smiling is Good for Your Teeth said...

love your crafty idea!! Thank you!!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Looks like you had a really wonderful Thanksgiving, I love those glitter pinecones!

Katie said...

love those placecards!!! how cute!

Simply Life said...

oh this is so creative! what a fun idea!

Johanna said...

Love the glitter pinecone DIY. Cuteness!

Laura said...

Love those photos of the fam! And I love your glitter pine cones, they sell those at Potterybarn :)

The Arizona Russums said...

i love 5Ks but i have yet to run one on Thanksgiving Day. Maybe next year!

Camylla Leonardi said...

YAYYY!!! Looks like you guys had a blast! You have such an adorable family. And look at all that food, YUMMM :)

Happy Wednesday Girly <3
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Callie Nicole said...

It looks like a lovely Thanksgiving! I love the glitter pine cones. Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm your new follower too. :-)

Page Twenty-Two said...

LOVE these placecards!! I am definitely going to try that:)

Em @ And Nothing Else Matters said...

That all looks fantastic! Thanks so much for joining in on our Tag-Along Thursday Blog Hop, I am now following your blog! Em