Our Thanksgiving

Hello and Happy Thanksgiving...a couple days late!  ;)  OH and can you believe it's already December?!

Did you all have a great holiday weekend?  We traveled down south and got to catch up with family and friends.  We enjoyed the warm weather and great company.  Here's an overview of our trip...

Ethan had his own seat for the first time while flying...he also suffered a pretty bad fall at the airport.  Check out that shiner on his forehead!  :(

Every time we travel down south, we stay with my bestie/soul sister in her gorgeous home.  She put together the most stunning centerpieces for Thanksgiving.  I wish I could whip something up like this!  

When we're down with my family, we always do brunch on Newport Harbor with my mom and then dinner with my dad.  It's not a bad place to be!

Our 2014 Thanksgiving photo with a less than thrilled toddler!

We hit up Fashion Island on Black Friday to do some shopping and check out the decorations.

Their tree always gets me excited for Christmas!  ;)

We also got our first "successful" photo with Santa...the last two years were major fails, so I'll take this version!  Ethan wanted nothing to do with Santa though...thus his crouching next to us.

Friday night, I got to spend time with my best friends from high school...it's always so fun to catch up!

And we've all stayed in touch despite many moves, marriages and now pregnancies!

Every year, whether we're down for Thanksgiving or Christmas, we always see A Christmas Carol play.  It's been the same Scrooge for 35 years and is a really fun family tradition.

We always get dinner after, which is fun too!

All in all, it was a whirlwind of a weekend!  I always wish we had more time to see everyone and enjoy the nice weather, but so glad that we got down, despite me being 8 months pregnant!

I hope your week is off to a great start!

xo natasha


  1. What a fun holiday!! And you look great!!!

  2. Looks like a great trip! Poor Ethan with his shiner...
    You look gorgeous my friend and I am loving your hair in these pics x

  3. We had to be in the Santa picture with Noah too since he would not let go of me to sit in his lap. I guess it's good they don't want want to sit on a stranger's lap!

  4. Looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  5. sounds like an amazing holiday weekend!! i love your sweater too :) xo jillian - cornflake dreams

  6. looks like a great Thanksgiving! love the Santa pic. ;)

  7. What a great trip! Love the tradition of seeing the same show. And your friends are gorgeous! Hope Ethan's recovering from that shiner, poor baby! We've been there!

  8. What a wonderful trip!! Love the Santa pic!! You look great!

  9. Looks like you had a great time with your family for Thanksgiving and you look glowing!

  10. What a great trip!! Family and friends all at once? Lucky gal!

  11. what a fun trip! i'm cringing thinking about our santa photo this year...