MIMM #77 A Very Grateful Thanksgiving <3

by Healthy Diva on December 1, 2013

What a long and wonderful weekend, sad it’s over, especially since it was a 4 day one with Mike being off. Oh but we have my sisters wedding this Friday to look forward to, I am so excited for her big day this week, got lots of busy stuff with that this week to help!

Today I baked cookies all day, 350 people wedding means LOTS of cookies, so that was my Sunday all day! Everyone is helping make cookies so there will be a ton, so happy to help my sister out like she helped me for my wedding.

I never got to share our thanksgiving highlights, it was marvelous and we are definitely blessed for so many things and people every day.

Enjoy my MIMM, excited to see all the link ups! Thanks to all who link up and make MIMM extra awesome every week!

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Thanksgiving 2013…..

First Thanksgiving, he was pretty excited about that  icon mrgreen MIMM #77 A Very Grateful Thanksgiving <3

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My boys, so grateful for them,  being a mom is so rewarding in every way!

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Best husband  and dad ever <3

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Food ( my mom always has to make pasta too, italian style! )

Rolls got a little burnt, lol, woops!

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Family is the most important thing in the world, I am so grateful for another thanksgiving with all of them!

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The weekend was quiet after thanksgiving, just stayed home, put up the tree, watched Grown Ups 2 for family movie night, and did takeout on Saturday night.



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Rocco is loving the lights!

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Oh christmas tree, I love you.

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Take out <3

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And watching our new addiction, AHS. We started season two, excited to watch more since the first episode was really good!

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And last marvelous part of the weekend, Rocco is officially 5 months!

He is sooooo cute, I love him more each day, seriously a little heart breaker.

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Have a great start to the week, happy December too!

**If you have any topics or questions you want to submit, #TTMT is tomorrow so email me!

Katie xo



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{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Kim @ Hungry Healthy Girl December 1, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Looks like you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving…. beautiful pictures of you and the fam! We have our Christmas tree up too and it is just the best. Hope your Monday is marvelous!


2 Jan @ Sprouts n Squats December 1, 2013 at 9:25 pm

What a marvelous looking thanksgiving it was :)

I keep meaning to watch American Horror Story but haven’t been brave enough ;)


3 Becky @ Olives n Wine December 1, 2013 at 9:54 pm

OMG, Rocco’s shirts are hilarious! Whip it good, lol!! :) Thanksgiving was great here in Chicago – lots of time with family and it is was so nice to not work and just relax for 4 days :)


4 Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl December 1, 2013 at 10:07 pm

Rocco’s Thanksgiving outfit is the best thing ever!!


5 Healthy Diva December 2, 2013 at 1:07 pm

Thanks! :)


6 Britt @ A Life Worth Living December 1, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Oh my gosh how is Rocco already 5 months?! He’s getting so big!


7 Healthy Diva December 2, 2013 at 1:07 pm

I know, going so fast!


8 Caitlin December 1, 2013 at 11:23 pm

What a beautiful Thanksgiving :) love the pictures of you with your boys! Rocco’s face looking at the tree is priceless! Good luck getting everything done this week! I’m sure your sister’s wedding will be gorgeous…she has you on her side after all :)


9 Healthy Diva December 2, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Thank you! I hope your thanksgiving was great!!

Oh, you are so sweet! <3


10 Linz @ Itz Linz December 1, 2013 at 11:30 pm

family IS the most important thing, for sure!! adorable thanksgiving pictures, as always!! :) :)


11 Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves December 1, 2013 at 11:34 pm

Looks like a fabulous Thanksgiving! I love to see how joyful you are with your family. ♥ And Rocco really does get cuter every darn day!


12 Healthy Diva December 2, 2013 at 1:08 pm

Thank you! I love my family so much <3


13 Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table December 1, 2013 at 11:40 pm

I want Rocco’s wardrobe. LOL! Glad you had a great Thanksgiving – you guys may have had more food than we did! ;)


14 Healthy Diva December 2, 2013 at 1:09 pm

We had lots, dessert too , but forgot top photo that!


15 Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate December 2, 2013 at 12:44 am

Thanksgiving with family, sushi, and an adorable baby. What more could you ask for? :-)


16 Yaara Leve December 2, 2013 at 12:50 am

I love Rocco’s facial expressions!! He’s just too damn cute! And Anthony has gotten so handsome!! He’s really a big guy now–lol–I know that must make you a sad but proud mama–as they grow up too fast. And that pic with Anthony holding Rocco is darling!! And you’re looking great mama!! So pretty and natural. Glad youhada nice Tday!!


17 Healthy Diva December 2, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Thanks girl!!! <3


18 Lisa December 2, 2013 at 1:08 am

Looks like a beautiful Thanksgiving for your family! And super special since it was Rocco’s first.
PS I LOVEEE american horror story. One of my favorite shows!


19 Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine December 2, 2013 at 1:09 am

Rocco always has the cutest shirts! He I’d so so adorable and I always die for his cheeks! :)


20 Amanda @ Diary of a Semi-Health Nut December 2, 2013 at 4:06 am

Haha Rocco is so wide-eyed in those group pictures!!

That tree looks gorgeous! I’m not sure what we will do about a tree this year since we are in an apartment with no nearby relatives with garages for storage…might have to snag a little pink tree or something!

Have fun with wedding things this weekend!! Congrats to your sister! :)


21 Heather @ Health, Happiness, and Hope December 2, 2013 at 5:04 am

Looks like such a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family of 4! :) Enjoy the festivities of the week ahead and congrats to your sister!!

PS – I LOVE that wine photo(painting?) in the background on the mantle! Did you buy that or take that yourselves?


22 Lucy December 2, 2013 at 5:28 am

That picture of you, Anthony, Rocco and Mike is such a beautiful one!! Adorable family!
I need to order Sushi soon, just craved some when I saw your pic! :-)


23 Jenny December 2, 2013 at 7:46 am

Love seeing all your pictures!!!! I’m sad the long weekend is over too! Beautiful family Katie!!


24 Ang @ Nutty for Life December 2, 2013 at 8:26 am

It’s so funny that you had takeout and watched AHS because that is exactly what I did on Friday, except my friend hadn’t seen season one! I even had the steamed chicken and veg. Great minds think alike! Such a beautiful family you have, so nice to hear you had a great holiday!


25 lindsay December 2, 2013 at 8:48 am

oh my gosh, rocco’s smile! i’m melting.. too cute!


26 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope December 2, 2013 at 9:07 am

I love Rocco’s whip it onesie! So cute!! He is so photogenic. :) Sounds like such a wonderful weekend!


27 Alex @ Cookie Dough Katzen December 2, 2013 at 10:03 am

I love your energy and excitement after Thanksgiving. As I write my Marvelous Monday post, I was a little sad Thanksgiving is over, but like you, I’ve got lots to look forward to! Keep up your positive energy Katie!


28 Alysia @ Slim Sanity December 2, 2013 at 10:29 am

Food all looks so good!! Kyle’s family always makes a noodle recipe for the holidays, I had never had any kind of pasta for a traditional meal before, but it’s really good!

Rocco’s little outfits are just too cute :) Hope you have a great week! xo


29 Anita December 2, 2013 at 10:30 am

Hooray for 4 day weekends, sounds like you had a fabulous Thanksgiving weekend! Lovin’ the “Whip It” onsie, you seem to find the cutest outfits for Rocco. Happy Monday!


30 Brittany @ Freckled Nettles December 2, 2013 at 10:38 am

Such a marvelous holiday! I love Rocco’s “Whip it Good” onesie. Have a great week, Katie!


31 Cait @PieceofCait December 2, 2013 at 11:25 am

what a great holiday! you and your family are so beautiful <3


32 Sherri December 2, 2013 at 11:47 am

SUCH a great post! I love your little family :)

And burnt rolls are my fave. My husband thinks I’m crazy but I always love my pizza crust and my crescent rolls/buttermilk biscuits a little burnt on the edges!


33 Healthy Diva December 2, 2013 at 1:07 pm

I have learned to love burnt rolls or garlic bread, my mom is good at that! Ha!

Thank you Sherri!!! <3


34 calee December 2, 2013 at 11:54 am

looks like you had a great thanksgiving! love the picture of you and your sisters. Asylum was good, but I still like the first season the best. :) happy monday!


35 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) December 2, 2013 at 11:54 am

Sounds like you had an amazing weekend! I love that you all got to spend time together and have a little extra bonding/relaxation. I hope you are recharged and ready for a great month! So excited for your sister! You all are so lucky to have each other.

Give my man some smooches for me! Love you lady! xoxox


36 Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com December 2, 2013 at 1:32 pm

What a beautiful family!


37 Ellie@Fit for the soul December 2, 2013 at 1:38 pm

Awwww I love the surprised look on Rocco’s face!!! And those rolls may be a bit burnt but they sure look tasty. :D Ahhh….I just can’t get over how much more quickly life goes when you have a baby around. It’s such a bittersweet feeling, but a great reminder to appreciate every moment of it–the good and the bad.


38 Shel@PeachyPalate December 2, 2013 at 4:14 pm

Gorgeous tree! Christmas will be so much fun this year with a new baby to spoil! :) Kids are what makes Christmas…and you’ve so many more Santa years now to look forward too! :)


39 Olivia @ Liv Lives Life December 2, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Looks like a wonderful Thanksgiving! I love all the family pictures. :-)

That last picture of Rocco is just the cutest!


40 Maria @ Little Miss Cornucopia December 2, 2013 at 7:09 pm

what a great weekend! you’re always surrounded by so many people who you love and who love you..i love that!

wow..your sister is having a huuuuge wedding, right?! 350 people is a ton! so nice of you to be there for her to help out.

gorgeous pics as always! i especially love the one of you and all your boys..so sweet! and that pic of l’il Rocco in the green (when baby’s not happy, ain’t nobody happy)..well, he looks pretty happy to me..you must be doing it right!! X


41 Melissa @ Fit 'n' Well Mommy December 2, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Looks like a fun holiday weekend! I love Rocco’s Thanksgiving shirt! Enjoy your sister’s wedding this weekend!


42 Angela @ Happy Fit Mama December 2, 2013 at 8:40 pm

American Horror Story – Love! The 2nd season wasn’t the best but the third has been really good so far.


43 Maria @ Pappa Don't Preach December 2, 2013 at 8:42 pm

I love your family pics!! And how cute and excited is Rocco!? Love it!


44 Michelle @ 3cheaprunners December 3, 2013 at 1:23 pm

Someone who values family as much as I do – love that!


45 cravesadventure December 3, 2013 at 3:05 pm

Great Captures – love Rocco’s outfits – so stinkin cute – he will be fun around the tree this year too! The Big Day is so close now – hoping your sister has a WONDERFUL Day on the Big Day!!! Happy Week:)


46 Healthy Diva December 3, 2013 at 5:49 pm

Thank you! Yes, we are all so excited!! I can’t believe her big day is almost here, will be sharing pics for sure!


47 Annette@FitnessPerks December 3, 2013 at 5:25 pm

FAmily is THE best!!! Love all the pics!!

Rocco is adoooooorable!


48 Healthy Diva December 3, 2013 at 5:45 pm

Thank you!


49 Darla December 3, 2013 at 8:22 pm

Rocco is the cutest!! Love the pics, Anthony is getting so tall! And Mike looks like he’s getting super buff. Of course you’re beautiful as always!! I’m glad your Thanksgiving was great! <3


50 Healthy Diva December 4, 2013 at 8:54 am

Thanks girl! Yes, Anthony taller than me now, haha! Mike has been working out lots, I will tell him that! He will be happy to hear! I hope you had a great thanksgiving!


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