Friday, November 26, 2010

Going out to eat for Thanksgiving?

Growing up every year at Thanksgiving was very average. I figure most people stay home or go travel to go see family for Thanksgiving. We would usually go to my grandmothers (mommom's) house and do Thanksgiving there. Mommom and I would always be in the kitchen cooking up a storm. We would make anything and everything you could think of. And then of coarse after the meal there was always the dreaded dishes and the refrigerator FULL to the brim with leftovers. It wasn't that I didn't love those Thanksgivings of cooking all day and night for hours upon hours *sarcasm*, but a change of pace would have been nice (after all one month after Thanksgiving is Christmas and that's basically the same song second verse lol!) So last year my parents had the idea that we would try to do Thanksgiving out to eat. I really didn't know what to think about this but I was willing to give it a whirl. I was also pregnant last year so I had no desire to cook.  We went out to eat and  absolutely LOVED it. So this year I was super excited to do it again. We went to the St. Anthony Hotel in downtown San Antonio. It is the most gorgeous hotel and has the best Thanksgiving spread. They had a salad station with any salad you could think of, a waffle station, and omelet station, Breakfast buffet, Thanksgiving buffet with all of the traditional Thanksgiving foods, a carving station with prime rib, ham and turkey and of course they had an amazing dessert buffet. It was magnificent! Plus they decorate the hotel beautifully for Christmas.
Here is our little family in front of one of their Christmas trees

I have to admit... Hannah was having an "off" day. She was a handful. While we were eating she wanted to walk around and was being so fussy. We were trying so hard not to be "those" people with the annoying baby. She definitely gave us a run for our money.At lunch it was just my parents,sister and her boyfriend Wes and Wes's sister and her husband and baby. I recently just met his sister Catherine last week and we really hit it off. I asked her to join us for Thanksgiving and I was so glad she was able to come. Her son Tyler is almost the exact same age as Hannah.
This is my mom, Hannah and Tyler. Tyler was MUCH more well behaved than my little stinker ;)
Here's a picture of Catherine, Me and my sister Katie!

Here is our "original 4" as I like to say. Me, Kate, Mom and Dad!
Super Girl!!!! She loves to be "flown" around.
We had such a great time and I was STUFFED! We all came back to my moms house afterwards and the guys played video games and watched football and the girls just chatted and played with the babies and later that night we watched "The Santa Clause". It was a great Thanksgiving!


  1. I've done Thanksgiving at a hotel before and I loved it too! The only bad part is the no left overs. It is so hard not to be "those people with the baby"...if you have a kid I think that's just the way it is! I just always think "I never have to see these strangers again". lol

  2. Sounds fun! I hope it was wonderful!! :)

  3. That sounds like so much fun! Y'all look so cute!!!

  4. Oh my, she is the cutest baby ever! You have a beautiful family :-)

  5. Sounds like so much fun! What a great idea!

  6. Oh my gosh, she is seriously too adorable. Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!