Thanksgiving 2016 in SC

Michael and I were planning to visit South Carolina for Thanksgiving 2016 but the Sunday before Thanksgiving, another special event in SC also took place! A baby shower for my bestie, Meredith!! So, Michael and I drove down on Friday (Nov. 18). He played with the kids on Saturday while my mom helped me finish prepping everything for the shower. Then Sunday, Michael flew back to Virginia, my parents took over kid-duty and I headed to Charleston for Meredith’s shower! I actually need to give a MAJOR THANK YOU shout-out to my mom for essentially helping to cater the chicken salad, cucumber sandwiches, and more. She is amazing and I couldn’t have done it without her – certainly wouldn’t have been as tasty!

Since I wanted to host the shower for Meredith but don’t live in the area, Meredith’s mom generously offered to let me do the party at her house. They have a beautiful home and the most fun part is that she brought out lots of Meredith and Callie’s old baby toys to use as decorations for the party. It was so cute!

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With the pretty mama-to-be!

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The bird hanging from the light was the mobile from Meredith’s nursery!

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All set up!

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Meredith & her lovely mom!

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Girls taking their guesses for the “Price Is Right” game. The winner was within $.05 and is, no surprise, another young mom! 🙂

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Party fun.

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Family heirlooms being passed along.

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Wofford girls!

After the shower, we had a fun week in South Carolina enjoying family.

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Pasha and Finn.

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Acting silly.

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Hanging out with their great grandparents, Nannie and Papa!

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Heart eyes.

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Park time!

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Gigi and Finn.

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Tummy time!

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Fresh cut!

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Scooter STYLE.

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Just can’t get enough of this guy.

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And this guy!!

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Michael hunting with my dad. Better luck next time!

The highlight of Thanksgiving was when my brother’s family arrived. Colt and Augusta Clare are best buds and this year my parents set up bunk beds for them which was so fun and also hilarious to watch on the monitor at night. Let’s just say that Colt got lots of extra snuggles and stories at bedtime.

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Augusta Clare climbing into bed with Colt at night to read him stories.

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Cousins on bikes! (And Finn watching.)

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May and Finn. Just 8 months apart!

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Thanksgiving day at my great aunt and uncle’s house. I think 35 family members were there!

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Love this sweet moment of Fincher with his namesake, Papa Fincher.

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Thanksgiving Harpers!

Another highlight of our Thanksgiving break was getting to attend the Clemson vs. USC game with my cousins. Their family has a tradition of going to Clemson football games which they have been doing for years and it was so much fun to join in – especially for such a fun game (Clemson vs. USC at Clemson). I can’t remember the last time I went to a Clemson game in Death Valley (high school or college?) and it was Michael’s first time. And BONUS: our dear friends Mike & Moira were also there with they presh-pot little Graham and Moira’s family too! We had a blast. Go Tigers!!

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Ridin’ in style with the Long family.

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IPTAY Cheers!

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Tailgate meet up with Graham Saign.

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OK so I forgot to pack orange. Sue me (Moria!).

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ESSO CLUB!!

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BYOG.

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BYOG

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With the awesome Long fam (minus Jack who is going to be a freshman there next year!).

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Rushing the field after the win.

 

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56-7…!

MUCH to be thankful for!!!

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