20191202

lately - Thanksgiving Edition

Happy December everyone.. yup we say it every year and so I'll say it again.. how is it December already?? Seriously!

We had a fantastic Thanksgiving.. it was very nontraditional.. there was no turkey or pie but there was a lot of fun.

We started off Wednesday with a Rangers vs Hurricanes hockey game. M gets these amazing club seat tickets from work every year and we all look forward to going every year. And the fact that the Rangers won 3-2 was just the icing on the cake. We arrived in the city a few hours in advance and wandered around for a bit.. and spotted this big fella in a store.




On Thanksgiving Day we headed to Staten Island to the Lantern Festival.. we had been to one before  many years ago in Montreal when D was little. It was absolutely beautiful.. 





On Friday we had tickets to see Sponge Bob the Musical at the NJ State Theater. But before the show we stopped at our favorite hot dog place, Destination Dogs.


I had the Bangkok Dog and M had the Alderaan Dog which I did not know was a fictional Star Wars planet. So so good.. then off to the show!



The show was fantastic.. we are not a Sponge Bob family.. I have always dissuaded the boys from watching it. But the musical was incredibly colorful and creative. We all enjoyed it. If it comes to a theater near you I'd highly recommend checking it out! 

The weekend was less intense.. H came down with a fever, D went to a birthday party and M and I ran some errands.. 

And here we are back at Monday with me counting down the days to winter break.
     
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34 comments:

Jennifer said...

I love going to hockey games!

Jennifer
Effortlessly Sophisticated

Debra She Who Seeks said...

What a busy and fun holiday weekend! Those dogs look like they'd be messy and fun to eat!

karen said...

no cleaning up on your thanksgiving holiday! That is a win. The photo of you and your husband is framable- you guys are cute.

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

That sounds like a great Thanksgiving weekend!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

Sounds like a perfectly wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jeanie said...

You've had the loveliest holiday! And just the way I like it, filled with loads of family fun!

Kelly said...

Those lanterns look incredible! Love that HUGE bear, too!

Winter break isn't far off....

Polyester Princess said...

I love your non-traditional Thanksgiving! Ultimately, everybody makes their own traditions, don't they? That Lantern festival looks really magical, and as for those hot dogs, I don't think I've ever seen anything like it. xxx

Elephant's Child said...

That sounds like a wonderful weekend - and I love the photos (including the one of you and your husband).

Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom said...

Love all of those lights! And, that hot dog looks delicious!

Carrie
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ALLIE NYC said...

Oh your non traditional Thanksgiving sounded wonderful. And I have heard so many good things about the lanterns would love to get there!

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Sparkles and Lattes said...

I love the lantern festivals. I wish they had one where I lived this year. Looks like it was a great holiday weekend!

Emmylou said...

Love how guys get to these fun winter activities. As a Canadian, I know I should really love hockey, but alas....maybe, when the Maple Leafs start winning:P
And my kiddos love Spongebob so they will probably love this musical!
PS I'm also counting down to winter break:D

BLovedBoston said...

What a perfectly fun weekend! Sometimes a great hot dog is needed! xo, Biana-BlovedBoston

Laura B said...

We used to have a lantern festival near us before we moved. I hope I can find one close by for next year because they are so beautiful and fun to go to!

Jodie's Touch of Style said...

OMG...those hot dogs look amazing. My husband would love that!!
XOXO
Jodie

Veronica Lee said...

Glad you had a fun holiday weekend! Those dogs are tantalizing!

awhite said...

Who says you need a turkey to have a blast on Thanksgiving?! Love this!

-Ashley
Le Stylo Rouge

R's Rue said...

Fun.

Suzanne @ The Bookish Libra said...

This is wonderful! I love that you found so many fun ways to spend the holiday. That lantern festival looks especially cool.

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

That lantern festival looks really cool. One of my friends just went and loved it. Your kids look like they had fun laying on Brown from the Line Friends.

Ruth Josey said...

Oh my goodness I am so hungry right now! Those hot dogs look amazing! And the lanterns are just fabulous! It looks like you guys had a wonderful time (love the giant teddy bear)and you all look adorable. The weekend needed to be quieter to wind down from all of that before getting back to the routine again, but I'm sorry H got sick. Glad he waited until you'd done all of the fun stuff, though!

Ruth
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Sakuranko said...

Oh very cute and lovelies photos darling
xx

Red Rose Alley said...

Those are the cutest pictures of your kids by the bears. The lantern festival sounds awesome, and that hot dog looks so Yummy. Look at the size of it! Your Thanksgiving sounds wonderful. You know, many people have non-traditional Thanksgivings and do their own thing. Your family was together, and that is something to be thankful for. What a sweet picture of you in the yellow beanie. : )

~Sheri

Carole's Random Life said...

Now those are some hot dogs! The lantern festival photos are lovely. I do love seeing a hockey game live and Spongebob sounds like fun! Thanks for sharing!

Olga said...

Looks like a lot of fun!

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Stephanie Jane said...

That has got to be the biggest bear ever!
And I love those lantern pics. I hadn't heard of lantern festivals before and now I really want to visit one myself :-)

Amy Johnson said...

Oh my goodness that big teddy bear is incredible and that lantern show looks amazing.

R.ChamberofBeauty said...

Wow, what a lovely and fun weekend you spent. I love that huge bear. All pics are great.
Have a happy Monday.
Kisses <3
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E said...

Wow! You guys did a lot! That lantern festival looks particularly cool!

District of Chic

Stefanie said...

Holey bagels! That dog is huge! And it looks delicious. That bear is ginormous; what was it made out of? Your son is handsome and what fun y'all had. You and your husband are super cute in your cold weather knits.

NotJessFashion said...

Looked like you guys had a blast!

Jessica | notjessfashion.com

Debbie said...

this sounds perfect to me, i really enjoy a weekend just like this!! if i had my way, we would do something just like this BUT we have a pretty big family and we have traditions!!

i did not know about the lantern festival, had i know, we would have gone. i am going to google it to see if it is still there. we went to one in philadelephia 2 summers ago and i LOVED it!!!

Mica said...

Looks like so much fun! The lanterns are beautiful and I'm glad you enjoyed the musical :)

Hope that you are having a great weekend :) We took the kids to see the new Frozen movie today and then out for lunch.

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