Thanksgiving Recap

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Hey there friends! How was your Thanksgiving? I hope it was spent in the company of your loved ones…and with plenty of delicious homemade food.

We took a break from our busy schedule to head up to Big Bear with our extended family. It was a great way to unplug. And the weather was absolutely amazing! Some of my highlights were:

Gathering apples
from an abandoned tree.
Making The Man’s favorite Sweet Potato Casserole.
Teaching one of my sisters how to make gravy.
Antique shopping with another sister…found a silver & turquoise bracelet that I love!
Played rounds and rounds of Yahtzee with some serious folks. (Got a Double Yahtzee and won!)
Had a much needed coffee break with my sister and brother-in-law at this place.
Hit every thrift store in Big Bear..bought nothing. But still fun.
Scored a giant bag of free pinecones for a craft project.
And spent lots of time in front of a wood burning stove.
All in all, it was the perfect holiday!


  1. It sounds and looks like it has been a splendid day! So glad for you! Here we do not celebrate Thanksgiving so it was just a normal working day! I am glad though that you had fun and pleasure! Happy day! Christa

    • Heather Bullard says:

      Thank you, Christa! We Americans love Thanksgiving. Lots to be thankful for. Where do you live and do you celebrate a similar type holiday?

  2. What a fun time! We had a cabin in nearby Green Valley when I was a teen. I just love that area. Thank you for sharing.
    BTW, you did a great job on the Country Living article on Serena and her family….loved it!

  3. Big Bear is the best! I lived in 29 Palms (the USMC base in the middle of the Mojave) the past 2 years and Big Bear was our hour-and-a-half-away escape! It was even our last baby free weekend before my husband deployed when I was 12 weeks pregnant!

  4. Heather,
    I love Big Bear and this time of year is wonderful, makes me feel like we live where there are true “seasons”. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. This is my favorite time of year.
    Happy December.

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