Giving Thanks With One Month Off From Blogging :)

Friends, Family & Food. Doesn’t get much better than that. This past Thanksgiving, Charles and I split our time between hanging with his family during the day and my family in the evening. Needless to say, my belly was verrrrrrrrrrry happy.
^^ The whole gang :)
^^ The set up @ Kellye’s place
^^ After dinner, we sang the ABC song to include my sister, Genie, in on the fun. 
As we sang through the alphabet, we had to raise our hands when we got to our letter.
^^ Dad & The Smoked Turkey. First time ever having a smoked turkey for Thanksgiving. It was the bomb diggity.
^^ Me & My Cousin, Christel. My scarf and her shirt were practically matching. Socks… Not so much. :)
^^After the ABC song, we played 7 rounds of Telephone to my delight. Sometimes the simplest games are the best games. We went around the table, whispering incoherent phrases to the next person hoping they understood you correctly.
^^ My younger bro, Gabriel. His high top fade is tooooo legit. I was really digging his look.
^^ The Original Phrase: “Row, row row your boat. Gently down the stream.” 
By the time it got to me, all I heard was, “Row your boat. Shhh, Shhh, Shhh. Row your boat. Shhh, Shhh, Shh.” LoL.

And to close out our Thanksgiving Day, my sister took 24 selfies of herself on my phone. The whole time she thought I had no idea what she was doing which is why the photo below is my favorite one :)

Thankgiving was a blast. I woke up the next day feeling uber thankful for how wonderful this past year has been and feeling excited for what 2015 has to offer with regards to life, growth, my relationships with Charles, my family and friends, and this blog here… Which leads into my next topic of discussion: Guess what went down a couple weeks ago…

I’ve always approached blogging with the mindset of, “Live first. Blog later.” Annnd right now, life is calling for all the right reasons. I think this break will be beneficial for me to sit down and assess where exactly I want to go with Quaintrelle next year. I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s finally time to sit down, make an actual “blog plan” and implement it after 2 years of experimenting around. 

Next year, I want to approach my blog with the mindset of, “What would I do if I didn’t care what others thought and knew I could not fail?” I’m still not sure what all of that means but I’m excited to to take the time to figure it all out. Because that’s what this break is all about… An investment of time… Time to get back in touch with me, myself and I; time to spend with my husband, family and friends during the holidays and time to be thankful and recharge for the new year.

I realize that with this break, I’ll be leaving things a bit open ended here on Quaintrelle… I’m no where near finished recapping our trip to Europe this past summer. I have yet to share the video of my dance. I also never actually sat down and shared the story of our wedding day. Trust me, I feel really bad to just up and go, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. I promise to address all of these points next year and hope you’ll still be around when I get back!

From both Charles and I – We wish you a happy and restorative holidays! See you in 2015!

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  • I like that…a break for the investment of time. Blogging breaks are so good for so many reasons.

    Your Thanksgiving looks like so much fun. I love all the games…you have such a great family!

  • Good for you!!!! Enjoy your break from this crazy blog world and enjoy every moment of living life!! I am gonna miss ya though!! See you in 2015!! xoxo

  • take that damn break and ENJOY THE TIME. Be present and stay present. Enjoy creating memories with the hubs, your family and friends. Stuff all the amazing food and working it out by dancing your soul out :)

    have a great holiday month, girl!

  • But you "left" for the best reasons of all. I hope your month away was everything you intended it to be.