This past weekend was Thanksgiving here in Canada.

There was 5 whole days off school which made me long for Summer holidays, already! Thanksgiving and the sappiness that comes with the glory of sleeping in again made me think. 

I am Thankful. 

For days spent in pyjamas. The gathering of family to enjoy a meal that literally puts you in a turkey coma. For these 3 beauties that keep me happy despite testing my patience daily. My Chaos wouldn’t be the same without my twins plus one, for sure.

Katelyn and Sophia, whom also apparently get into their big sisters dress-up makeup. Isabelle also recently got new glasses which I just cannot stop raving about, I think they look absolutely great on her. 

A little girl posing for a photo

Of course, keeping it real, I’m also thankful for the candy stash that overfills my pantry from our trip to Walt Disney World where we trick or treated at Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party. It’s like the most awesome practice for Halloween. Who’s Will Power?

Speaking of, there’s a new-to-me candy that I’ve never seen In Canada. ‘Now & Later’ is something which I have fallen in love with. Where have you been all my life little fruit chew?

now and later candy

Yes, very thankful indeed.




  1. Glad to hear you had a wonderful Thanksgiving (and have so much to be thankful for!) with your family! ๐Ÿ™‚

    And yes, will power around the Halloween candy stash? Good grief. Non existent!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving ..I like the cute photos heheh! we don’t celebrate it here in the UK either so will look forward to some turkey at Christmas.

    Have a turkeytastic week ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. I would love to take my little girl (and her bigger siblings) to that Disney Halloween party. It sounds so neat. There’s a big kid inside of me. Your girls are lovely!

  4. I am quite jealous that Thanksgiving comes so early for you. Maybe I should apply for dual citizenship, so I can have two. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. I rarely get to see my siblings since we live all over the country/world, but we seem to always get home on Turkey Day.

    On another note, your girls are beautiful. I also think Isabella’s glasses are super cute.


  5. Such beauties!

    I used to love those Now & Laters. I remember walking down to the gas station when I was a little girl and buying a ton of them. They were always in the penny candy section (though they probably cost 5ยข each). Yummiest candy ever!

  6. All great things to be thankful for, for sure. ๐Ÿ™‚ I remember getting Now n Laters in a pkg of five for a dime when I was a kid. That was a big time thing, lol

    1. Such a shame we don’t have them here, or am I just not looking hard enough. I see a mission in my future!!

  7. Happy thanksgiving to you guys! Hope you had a great weekend and love the pics of your daughter!

  8. Wait, what? You guys haven’t had Now & Laters in Canada?!?! Canada needs to get with the program here, and stop denying you awesome candy goodness! And Isabelle’s glasses are great!

    1. I know right? It should be illegal!! And thanks for the compliments Karly, I adore these glasses on her, can’t stop telling her that!

  9. Glad to hear you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and I love Isabelle’s new glasses!!

  10. Glad you had a great Thanksgiving, and have so much to be thankful for! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. We certainly did, though we were missing a key family member. Perhaps we’ll have to do a re-do!

    1. It is like starburst, but I think almost better flavour!!
      And thank you for the compliments on her glasses!

  11. I loved this post. I hope you had a fabulous long weekend with the people you love.

  12. I’m longing for summer and sleeping in and that’s pretty much every weekend. lol Too funny that you just found Now n Laters. I haven’t had them since I was a kid. =)

    1. With our activities, we have one day but by then, I don’t want to mess up our schedule. ugh!

  13. Tell Isabelle her glasses look great! What a gorgeous bunch of girls!! Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. Happy Thanksgiving! We are newbies to your country’s holiday, but were thrilled to be invited to a Thanksgiving celebration this week with some friends. Is bread pudding typical of all Canadian Thanksgiving? It was SO yummy!

  15. Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. Great pics of the girls. Isabelle’s glasses do look great on her!

  16. great post about your thanksgiving and yes those candies look yummy

  17. This weekend we got to see o=my husbands parents for the first time in over a year and a half. I guess that’s what can happen when you move to the bloody Yukon! They came to see our new house and town (Burns Lake) and bring us some of our treasures that were left at thier house when we moved up North. It was wonderful to see them, and we got to have a fantastic holiday weekend and time visiting.
    I’m happy to hear that you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. Thanksgiving was lovely, I have decided to continue the Thanks fullness purposefully the rest of the month.

  19. Awesome things to be grateful for! I would love to try that new ‘Now & Later’ candy, looks yummy!!

  20. are those candies sort of like a starburst candy but better? If so, you might find something similar in an Asian store…there’s some called Hi-chews and then others as well that I forget the name of…but they are wonderful.

  21. Sara and I went to my Mum and sister’s place for Thanksgiving. To be honest I haven’t attended Thanksgiving at Mum’s for a few years and this year…it was perfect! No family drama…just a great dinner and lots of laughter!

  22. October 28- Your girls are beautiful and experimenting with makeup which adds to the effect. We has a wonderful Thanksgiving as well, with most of our large extended family present for a ‘turkey’ meal. To have a close family is something to be grateful and thankful for indeed!

  23. you have a lovely family! as a new mom, I can’t believe how much I love this little person or how much I would change after having him. Very thankful indeed! ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. I LOVE now and laters!! LOL My sister went to Texas a few years back and brought me back a bunch of treats, and besides be worried i was gonna yank out a tooth when I first started chewing, they were YUMMY!! Also my daughter got her first glasses a few months ago, and she was sooo excited! (well we both were) lol….but now that the novelty has worn off, its like pulling teeth to get her to wear them!!! haha see how i tied that in!! LOL

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