This Thanksgiving we had the opportunity to keep our aprons in the pantry and pots on the shelf. We headed to Dana Point near Laguna Beach and spent a long holiday weekend being #grateful at The St. Regis Monarch Beach. We packed up all 5 kids (Jack, Liam, Stella, Hattie & Finn) and headed to the resort on Thanksgiving morning. We arrived to crisp sunny weather and the most amazing view from our hotel room…

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Rcp49o6c9NLMa7giaQIBjHHP.jpeg:Amazon:photoJack & Hattie admiring the view

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Miss Stella on the balcony.

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Liam’s excited for Thanksgiving!

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Finn’s first Thanksgiving!

8cwp3Il5v48K0UkT4JTo5E70.jpeg:Amazon:photoThe kids took a bath before we all dressed for Thanksgiving dinner…

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Hattie had a little room service snack before dinner

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Liam & Stella strike a pose

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And more posing…

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And, here’s my babes all dressed for dinner…

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Here’s Finn in his 1st Thanksgiving dinner outfit. Β He suddenly looks like such a big man!

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The kids head down the hall to dinner with a now fully mobile Hattie in tow

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Dad and Hattie take in the buffet sites

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Stella makes cutlery artwork

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Such a California Thanksgiving dinner!

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Dean took full advantage that the TG buffet had everything from breakfast to dinner!

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Dive in!

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Smooches for the mama…

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All vintage of course…

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The boys!

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Stella’s dessert choices

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Stella after dessert…

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Everyone watching a movie all cozy in the room after dinner

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We hit the pool the next day…

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And lunched poolside

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After lunch we headed to the Kid’s Club where the kids got crafty and decorated gingerbread houses

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Liam, hard at work

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Miss Stella, aka the crafting goddess

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We ended our amazing stay by getting the opportunity to attend the resort’s annual Christmas tree lighting

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In fact here’s the switch and Liam & Stella actually got to flip it and light the tree up. It was amazing!

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And, here’s our whole family in front of the magnificent tree

Thanks St. Regis Monarch Beach for an amazing Coastal Thanksgiving! So grateful for my family and the time we got to all spend together!

What did you and your family do for Thanksgiving this year? Tell me all about it in the comments below.

Love,
T

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