A Kickoff To The Holidays | Health, Love & Fire

A Kickoff To The Holidays

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

I always look forward to Thanksgiving weekend because it means a few extra days off of work, a yummy meal with my family, and time to decorate the house and get our tree ready for Christmas!

Thanksgiving day marked the first Thanksgiving in our new home. We were hosting dinner so once Dan got home from work we started cooking. My dad came over to watch the parade and drink mimosas (our yearly tradition) and we spent the rest of the day hanging out, playing games, drinking wine and spending time together. It was a small group that included my parents, my brother and his girlfriend and my mother in law but it was nice to have us all together. After a couple of years of trying to squeeze into my pants after two meals in one day we decided to combine them in to one meal all together! Definitely the way to do it!
Harper and I were both tired on Thanksgiving Day because she'd been up a ton the night before while Dan was on shift. By 7pm I was ready for bed and ready for our guests to leave. 

Friday we hit up a few black Friday sales, mainly Target in the morning and then spent the afternoon picking out our tree and decorating it! It was so much fun to get our first tree together! Our evening was spent watching the Oregon Ducks beat the Oregon State Beavers and finishing up decorating the tree.
Saturday Dan had to work so Harper and I spent the day together decorating a little more around the house and doing some Small Business Saturday shopping! I'm pretty excited that I have most of my shopping already done!
I have to start putting Harper in all her holiday themed outfits cause she's got quite a few of them! But she doesn't seem to mind :) 
Sunday we spent the day decorating the outside of the house! Any weekend in November or December that isn't raining in Oregon you can be pretty sure most people will be outside. We are lucky to have several members of the fire department live just a block from our house so we took a couple walks down to see how their decorations were going and borrow a ladder to help with our own. Ours still aren't finished, but it was getting chilly and Harper was getting hungry so we got a good start on it!

I'm so excited the holidays are here and that we get to share this fun time of year with Harper! What are your favorite things to do during the holiday season?


  1. Harper is just so so cute! Ahh all of the preciousness! I love all your tree and house decor too! Where did you get your bows for Harper? I love all of them!

    1. The gray one is from ZoZu Baby, the red and black checkered ear warmed is from Isla and Lily and the red stripe with the green sparkly bow is from Chic Pipsqueaks :) I may have a shopping problem :/

  2. Your little girl is just the cutest!! What a sweet little smile. I love your simple, but beautiful Christmas decor. And major applause to you for hosting Thanksgiving, and at a new house! Sounds like so much fun :)

  3. OMG such a cute girl!! Love the Christmas Tree too. Just what I needed to get into the Holiday Spirit myself. Thank you and Happy Holidays <3

  4. Your home looks so pretty! Harper is adorable and especially in her santa outfit! I love holidays and the start is always Thanksgiving!

  5. Your little munchkin is so precious! Love your Christmas decor and beautiful tree!

  6. Cute pictures! And your house looks adorable!