giving thanks.

we spent most of thursday and friday out in virginia where a few of josh’s aunts and uncles and cousins and their families live. it was so fun being around so many little children (and a new 3 week old baby!)
on friday, josh’s aunt organized a little surprise family baby shower for allison (josh’s cousin who just had the cutest baby boy a few weeks ago) and me which was so sweet and thoughtful. we have a lot to be thankful for this year… hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving!

  1. Rach

    lovely family time!

    love your red hat, do share where its from !!

  2. super cute! so glad you had a great Thanksgiving with your family!

  3. Casey

    The food looks amazing! Happy to hear you had such a wonderful time- family is the best!

  4. Brooke

    aw that's sweet you had a surprise baby shower! I'm glad you had a great thanksgiving!

  5. That food looks delicious!

  6. I didn't think it was possible for me to be hungry again, but after seeing that plate of food i decided i need more turkey :)

  7. Michelle

    That was so sweet to have a surprise baby shower!

    And I'm glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving! :)

  8. They don't play around when it comes to pie, do they? lol that thing is monstrous! :D

    xo,
    Cassie
    (Moon Face)

  9. That pie looks amaaazing! And I love your hat!

  10. Alivia

    I'm glad you had a nice Thanksgiving! I hope you ate a whole bunch & that your muffin liked the feast too (i.e. you weren't sick).
    <3

  11. Aww how cute is that :) I love family. :)

  12. yum yum food!! and you will LOVE that bundle me for the stroller and car seat. one of the best baby inventions ever along with the ergo baby carrier.

    if you got the baby bjorn i highly suggest exchanging it for the ERGObaby. It puts no pressure on your shoulders like the bjorn and you can carry the baby up till 2 years old in it! i carried my brother all over disneyland in it and only my feet hurt from walking so much never my back. i would put my brother in it around the house when he was being grumpy and he calm down right away and usually fall asleep. heaven sent.
    http://www.ergobabycarrier.com/

  13. @rach, thanks! the hat is from H&M.;

    @nicole marie, thanks for the advice. we've heard that from a few different people and plan on getting the ERGObaby. i can't imagine carrying someone around disney land all day though! you go girl!

  14. Looks like a wonderful time!

    PS. The other day at the grocery store I was looking at the cover of Northern Virginia magazine and I'm like, "dude, that woman is totally stealing Naomi's look…oh wait a sec, that is Naomi." You guys look great!

  15. How cute is your family…glad you had a good Thanksgiving sweetie!

  16. hahah it was a once in a life time decision. next time i'm definitely bringing a stroller. at the end of the long day we then forgot where we parked the car and walked around the huge parking structure for literally an hour and half. i was about to call security because i for sure thought someone stole it. life is funny :)

  17. lrs

    all of the food looks delicious! i'm glad you had a good holiday!

  18. Kim

    a surprise baby shower — so sweet and thoughtful, indeed! thanks for always sharing little glimpses of your life with us — so glad to see that you had a wonderful thanksgiving holiday.

  19. Danielle

    Makes me want to count down the days until next Thanksgiving! The food looks so delicious.

  20. Sasha

    that is so cute! hope you had a lovely thanksgiving :)

  21. hi naomi! what lighting/effects did you use for your pics?

  22. Breezy

    I saw your post below and you know you can get fake glasses. You would look so cute in them! Glad you had happy holidays! The pie looks yum!

  23. Riley

    Yummy looking food!
    That baby is so cute. :)
    Very sweet of them to include you in the shower!

  24. 7upkels

    Such darling kids!!!! Ah. So lovely!

  25. Thanksgiving sounds like such a wonderful occasion. We don't have it in Australia, but I think we should start.

  26. happy thanksgiving lady! i've been thinking about you a lot lately. sending lots of love your way. xo.

  27. Whitney

    mmm. that food looks delicious!
    whoa, pie.

  28. amanda

    so stinkin' cute! all of it. glad it was a happy thanksgiving!

  29. hah! so funny that you know the swifts! They were in my stake growing up, and then I sat next to meredith's sister Stephanie yesterday in RS while I was visiting in my mom's ward….small world :)

  30. @cannon and kassie, small world! meredith and stephanie are josh's cousins! hope you had a great thanksgiving in virginia, too!

  31. OH MY GOSH! I know Meredith! Well, I guess I should say KNEW. We were on the same floor at DT freshman year of BYU!!! She's looking beautiful as ever, love that smile. She was the very first person I met. I was unpacking in my room, crying that my parents had left, and she and her roommate came by, happy and smiling and friendly and I felt so relieved that somebody would be nice to me. Hi Meredith! :) And happy thanksgiving to you and Josh.

  32. whimsy

    looks amazing! i am so in love with thanksgiving. its magical.

  33. Emily

    oh my goodness did you get a bundle me? cause i just had a baby and that is my very most favorite thing ever. it keeps my little nugget warm and snuggly in this freezing cold utah weather!

  34. Jamie

    so cute :) looks like you had a wonderful thanksgiving!

    i always see you in that super cute beanie – where is it from? i adore it.

    http://www.workyourcloset.com

  35. Happy Thanksgiving. I was Meredith's suite mate our freshman year. She always glowed, she's still gorgeous, so fun to see her here.

  36. Amazing Picture and Beautiful Family thanks for sharing your marvelous moment with us. We just had a baby and looking for an ergo baby carrier that's how we end up in your blog! God bless your family!