Thanksgiving Festivities

Well, today is the day. The big moving day. This time tomorrow we’ll be off on our new adventure in California, and after seven and a half years, we’ll no longer be residents of Provo (how is it possible that we ended up here for 7 1/2 years? Never would have guessed that in a million years, but man, has it been great).
We celebrated Thanksgiving with Philip’s parents this year. We’d been planning on it all year, and then when Philip got his job promotion and we found out we were moving, we debated backing out so we could move a little earlier in the month. After throwing around a bunch of different options, we opted to move after Thanksgiving so we could celebrate with our family. Glad we did. 
We started off the day with cinnamon rolls and green smoothies (I’m pretty sure I’d like to start every day like that from now on), and then spent the rest of the day lounging around and doing minimal prep work for dinner. Even though nothing would be packed until Friday, I wanted to keep the day as low key and relaxing as possible. And happily, it was. 
Dinner was delicious, and although I remembered the cranberry sauce hours after dinner was over, everything was a success, and we stuffed ourselves silly.
Oh, and I made a killer three-berry pie (with this crust) for dessert. All in all, a fabulous Thanksgiving.
Thanksgiving 2012
Now I’m itching to get to California and get my Christmas decorations up, because my Thanksgiving weekend was definitely not complete without putting up the Christmas tree. 


  1. Sarah says:

    Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving with family. That pie looks yummy too! Now that you are going to be "just down the street" from me (okay 20 miles away), want to make me one? hehe, I kid…sort of. Good luck with the move!

  2. Jenn says:

    What a wonderful Thanksgiving and the baby is absolutely adorable! Good luck with the move and I hope everything goes smoothly.

  3. Brittany says:

    Thinking about you guys today! Good luck on the move and unpack the christmas stuff first 🙂

  4. Loooks like a wonderful Thanksgiving! Little Buckaroo has gorgeous eyes! What a little cutie! We bought our tree during some Black Friday hunting. It's our second Christmas, but the first one we are home for. I couldn't wait to put up our tree! Good luck with the move!

  5. Hi Merrick! Good luck with your house move to California. Glad to hear for Thanksgiving you were able to spend it with your family!
    Keep in touch!

    Zoe xxx

  6. Brooke says:

    Glad you had a good Thanksgiving! Travel safe! What a fun new adventure!!

  7. This looks like the perfect relaxing day before the big move!

    Xo, Courtney

  8. looks like you had a lovely weekend — and love that yellow necklace on you! xo

  9. Such a beautiful baby! And that pie looks amazing.

  10. newpetite says:

    Looks like you had a nice weekend and the pie looks delicious.

  11. The Packards says:

    Im a little obsessed with your baby boy, I cant get enough of those pictures! Hope the move went well 🙂 When you get a chance, message me your new address on facebook or something.

  12. kimmie says:

    That family picture is just killing me. You guys have the most beautiful family ever. Good luck with the move!

  13. Rachel says:

    Eee your kids are the cutest!!!

  14. Bethany says:

    AH! Your baby! I want to holddd himmm…

  15. Great work you have done, the dinner is looking so yummy in the photographs and these all the photographs are looking awesome. I think it was a great moment for you and you have enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing this interesting post.

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