Thanksgiving Weekending & A Grateful Heart
As I started to write this post with my usual “How is it Monday already?” I realized that I can t even complain this Monday. My heart is so full after a wonderful weekend of family, friends, making good memories, eating good food and a little Christmas cheer. Thanksgiving may be over but I m still reflecting on the many blessings that I was reminded of this weekend.
Even though I m not all that excited to be back in the office, I m grateful to have a job that allowed me a four day holiday weekend. I feel for everyone who had to work on Thanksgiving (including mine and Jeff s sisters who were definitely missed this year but it s part of their jobs to create happy holiday memories for other families.) I cherish the memory of successfully hosting our first Thanksgiving and appreciate our families that came over and enjoyed the day with us. We had so much delicious food, I may have went a little overboard…and Jeff s turkey on the grill turned out great!
It was one of the best Thanksgivings I ve ever had! On Friday, we opted out of the Black Friday shopping for some R&R. We were exhausted after days of yard work, cleaning, cooking and hosting. We slept in and had a lazy morning. I snuck a picture of my boys who were pooped:
Friday afternoon, I had a Mother-Daughter Movie Date. It was a treat since us girls don t get all together, just us, very often anymore. We saw Love The Coopers and it was WEIRD…not your traditional happy Christmas movie. It was pretty emotional, we all cried a few times.
Friday night, I had a Friendsgiving dinner. I m so grateful for good friends to eat and talk and laugh with. We played Cards Against Humanity so we laughed a lot!
Saturday we slept in again (Oh man, how I love sleeping in!) and then went to get our Christmas tree! Christmas time is here! Yay! One of my favorite Christmas traditions with Jeff is getting a real tree every year because I never had a real one growing up and it just smells soooo good! Plus, it s so exciting and festive to go pick it out!
Saturday night we went to my Uncle s house for a delicious steak dinner, a nice break from all of the Thanksgiving leftovers! It was a fun night listening to hilarious family stories and just spending time together.
Sunday, was a low-key day preparing to go back to work. I watched a couple of Christmas Hallmark movies, drank some apple cider and finally got to start decorating after the tree had it s time to rest!
This is only part one of my Christmas wonderland! More decorating pics to come! I m so excited for December and all of its festivities. I love this time of year!!