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Thanksgiving 2016

by Meghann on November 27, 2016

Years ago, when I first started blogging, I was much more on top of my photo game. Every holiday from 2008-2013 is meticulously documented with dozens of photos from my “big” camera that had been swiftly uploaded, edited, and shared within hours of the event. I love those photos and the blog posts they’re shared on.

I had every intention of returning to my crazy photo roots. I even packed my big camera for our trip to the east coast for Thanksgiving, and managed to remember to bring the camera from my car to my aunt’s house on Thanksgiving day. I sat it on the floor (in its bag)… where it stayed until the next day when my aunt called to ask if anyone had left a gray bag behind. Whoops.

So I don’t have fancy photos from the day, but I think I’m okay with it. Instead I have random photos from my phone that I love just as much. Real life means sometimes forgetting about the camera, and experiencing the day for what it is.

Annalynn is at such a fun age right now. She runs, she explores, and she had a blast with her cousins on turkey day. The kid is always on the go and it’s impossible to get her to sit still. I only had enough time to grab a quick photo in her adorable Thanksgiving dress before she was off and getting into trouble.

Thanksgiving 2016

Annalynn and Felix

Pop Pop and Grandbabies

Annalynn’s favorite activity is anything that involves food, so Thanksgiving ranked high as a great day for her. She was a big fan of cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, and my aunt’s congo bars.


Annalynn and Pop Pop

We also discovered Annalynn is a big fan of the beach. Derek, Annalynn, and I headed beachside for a quick holiday-weekend vacation. We booked out first Airbnb (yep, we’re way behind the times) and planned the impromptu trip to St. Augustine. Even though we live in Florida (and about 30 minutes from the coast) I’m sad to say we really only get to see the beach when we’re on vacation. However, after seeing how much fun Annalynn had playing in the sand, I think we’ll need to change asap.

I mean… look at that face!

Annalynn at beach

We had to pull her away from the beach each day. She was just having too much fun.

Annalynn and dad Annalynn and Dad

Baby toes and sand Annalynn in sand

Beach family photo

Don’t worry, baby girl! We’ll be back!

beach steps


1 Kristi November 28, 2016 at 10:55 am

Happy Thanksgiving!

I just have to say, coming from the Pacific Northwest, that beach looks amazing! So fun!!
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2 B November 28, 2016 at 12:21 pm

Fun weekend! Will you write about your Airbnb experience?

3 CaitlinHTP November 28, 2016 at 12:58 pm

This is me goign through these pictures..

Ahh, cute
Ahh, cute
Ahh, cute
Ahh, cute
Ahhh, cute
Ahh, cute.

4 Reenie November 28, 2016 at 2:08 pm

Hi Caitlin ~ I sure do miss reading you and seeing the kids grow up. I hope y’all are doing well. 🙂

5 CaitlinHTP November 28, 2016 at 2:20 pm

Hi Reenie!!!

Aw thanks so much. The kids are doing so well (Claire turns TWO on Friday, can you believe it?!). 🙂 🙂


6 Shilpa December 11, 2016 at 11:51 am

A reader from India.Miss you Caitlin.

7 Ash Diamond November 28, 2016 at 1:58 pm

Love love love the pictures of her at the beach – adorable! You’re so blessed to have a beach baby 🙂

8 Reenie November 28, 2016 at 2:10 pm

Adorable photos… she’s getting so big. Love her dress.

9 Sarah November 29, 2016 at 8:35 am

She is so adorable!! I agree with her love of the beach, too 🙂

10 Susan November 29, 2016 at 4:36 pm

Just precious! That is all.

11 Linda @ the Fitty November 30, 2016 at 12:16 pm

Sometimes, you need to just stop taking photos and just enjoy and live the moment, you know? 🙂
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