Monday, December 2, 2013

Thanksgiving Weekend Recap

Hello everyone! I hope that you all had an amazing Thanksgiving and a great weekend! It was definitely great having 4 days off, but it went by way too quickly and I did not get as much done as I would have liked to, but it happens. 

My weekend technically started on Wednesday afternoon. Our CEO walked around the building around 2:00 pm and told everyone they could leave if they wanted to start their Thanksgiving weekend a little early. I didn't think twice about it and was out of their in about five minutes. I called my Husband and found out that they were getting off work early too, so I ran home and grabbed my gym clothes and met him there. After the gym we headed home and I got ready to go out with my friend KB.

KB picked me up at about 6:30 and we headed to the movie theater to see Catching Fire. And holy freaking crap, it was amazing! They did such a great job with it. And I am looking forward to seeing it again. The only annoying part of the whole night was these girls behind us that kept asking all these questions. And they weren't just asking them quietly to each other. No, they were talking loud enough for everyone to hear. It was really annoying and by the end of the movie, I am pretty sure every person in the surrounding section wanted to strangle them. But again, the movie was awesome, so I tried to not let it ruin the movie too much. 

Thursday morning, Thanksgiving, I got up pretty early and headed to the gym. After a good hour, hour and a half workout, I headed home to finish getting things ready for Dinner. My Husband baked his made from scratch Pumpkin Pie and I finished getting the veggie tray ready along with our sweet potatoes. After finishing up our part of the meal and getting cleaned up, we headed to my Brothers for dinner.

It was a great Thanksgiving meal. The turkey was amazing! My Brother out did himself again this year. And even though I shouldn't have had any stuffing, I did have a little and it was delicious as well. I was very proud of myself for choosing better foods and smaller portions. For once, I didn't over eat and it was awesome to not feel like I was going to explode. It was a great day with family and I am glad that we got to spend some time with them.

Friday I got up a bit early again and planned on getting started on Christmas decorating right away, but it ended up not working out that way. We ended up watching my Nieces for a good portion of the day. So we took them to the park and then got some lunch. It was fun spending time with them. I love seeing how much they have learned in school. My middle Niece, Kelsi, is in Kindergarten and she was telling me what a verb is. What? I can't believe how smart they are. I love seeing them grow and learn. 

After my Nieces left, we headed to the gym and then made a few stops to a few stores on our way home. We spent the rest of the night just hanging out at home and watching TV and pulling all of our Christmas decorations out of the attic. 

Saturday I got up and headed to the gym for Zumba. After Zumba I headed home and we got cleaned up and headed out for the day. We went to a few of our favorite small, local businesses for Small Business Saturday. We also went to Dick's Sporting Goods and grabbed some dinner and then headed home. It was a pretty uneventful day. 

Sunday was crazy! We got up around 10 and immediately started working on putting up our Christmas decorations. Around noon, my Brother, my SIL and my Nieces showed up so that we could go get our Christmas trees. We all headed over to the Tree Farm and started browsing the selection of Christmas trees. I spotted ours the second that we parked, haha! It wasn't a hard pick for us. We knew what kind of tree we had last year and we loved it, so it didn't take long for us to find ours. My Brother and his family found theirs pretty quickly too, so once we paid and had them loaded onto the top of their Jeep, we headed out. 

They followed us home and dropped our tree off for us and then headed back down to their place. We got the tree in the base and set up in the living room. That is when we discovered that our tree is a little lopsided. It grew like that apparently. So from one angle it looks great then you look at it from a different and it is crooked. Oh well. It gives it character.

My friend Megan also came over on Sunday and took some pictures for us to use on our Christmas card. They turned out so good. So I finally got to order our Christmas cards from I can't wait to get them. I love how they turned out, but I can't wait to actually see them in real life.

I spent the rest of the night decorating the house some more, putting the lights on the tree and watching some football. Thankfully the Broncos won this weekend, so all is right with the world again.

It was a very busy weekend, but I knew it would be. Especially with all of the Christmas decorating. And I am not even done yet. I still have to do the front porch, put up our outside lights, decorate the tree and finish the last few inside decorations. Yep, there is still lots to do. Oh well, it will be worth it!

Did you guys have a great Thanksgiving? What about your weekend? Did you do anything fun and Christmasy?



  1. Great job making it to the gym so often! Proud of you!

  2. Isn't it crazy how smart they get so fast? My niece was in the car with me on Saturday and she goes, "That's the car wash across from us" and I said, how do you know? And she goes, "I read it" and then spelled Car Wash. She's 5.

  3. Isn't Catching Fire AWESOME?! I can't wait to see it again. And you rock for hitting the gym so much!! Good for you!!! And I love your Christmas cards!


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