The weekend before Thanksgiving we spent decorating for Christmas, doing some shopping, and enjoying time with family. Hubby's aunt was visiting so we met his family for dinner at one of our favorite seafood restaurants in town. Afterwards everyone came to our house for coffee. She had never been to our house before and it was fun to show her around. It was a really nice evening spent catching up with family. We were supposed to have another evening full of family fun on Sunday. My Nanna was supposed to stay with us that night and then we were going to take her to the airport the next day but due to the bad weather forecast she decided it'd be best if she caught an earlier flight home on Sunday evening. I had really been looking forward to spending some time with her so I was pretty disappointed but we've scheduled some time to spend together over Christmas break so I'm looking forward to that.
Monday and Tuesday I spent relaxing around the house. Hubby still had class both of those days so the pups and I snuggled, watched some movies, and got things ready for Christmas. On Tuesday night we went on a double date with Hubby's sister and her husband. We went to a burger place for dinner, ran by Hobby Lobby to pick up some things, and then saw Catching Fire. We had a really nice time with them and we definitely need to do it more often.
I like to think she's saying "MY Daddy"
On Wednesday morning I prepped everything I was contributing to Thanksgiving: 2 pecan pies, 2 green bean casseroles, and one sweet potato casserole. We had decided to spend the night at Hubby's parents' place so Wednesday afternoon we made the hour drive to their house. His mom made a big pot of chili that night and we had fun enjoying some extra time with them.
Thanksgiving morning we woke up and got ready to take some family pictures. We didn't take any family photos on our beach trip this summer so we decided to take advantage of us all being together for Thanksgiving and take some then. My dad came over and was our photographer. Afterwards we watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and started cooking everything. After the turkeys were done we put the dressing in to bake and you know what happened next? The oven overheated. So my sister in law and I got everything that needed to be baked and took it to her house to bake it there. We joked that we needed some time away from the men and all the dogs. Oh the dogs? Yes, there were 7 of them at my in laws' house for Thanksgiving. Two of them are outside dogs so there were only 5 in the house but that's still a lot of dogs! Wallace and Penny had so much fun playing with the other pups during our stay.
We had a lovely Thanksgiving meal with Hubby's family around 1:30pm. After we ate, I took a long nap while almost everyone else watched football. Around 5pm Hubby and I went over to my dad and stepmom's house to have a Thanksgiving dinner with them. It was fun hanging out with my siblings and spending some time catching up with them. When we finished dinner, my dad and Hubby went in the den to watch football and my sister, stepmom and I watched a movie in the living room. We left there around 8:30 and decided to head back to our house so we packed everything up and got on the road.
Friday we had a nice time relaxing together, watching some Christmas movies, and eating leftovers. On Saturday I went grocery shopping and did some cooking. I also worked on some crochet projects that I was giving to friends for baby shower gifts. Sunday we went to church, ran some errands, had a nice lunch out and when we got home I worked on my crocheting more while Hubby studied. And Monday came all too quickly!
watching White Christmas
lots of napping!
We had such a nice break and to be honest, I'm already counting down the days until I'm on Christmas break. There are 12 work days left in case you were wondering. I'm really looking forward to spending time with my family in Dallas over Christmas and Hubby having some more time where he doesn't have to study every day. Thanksgiving gave me a taste of the holidays and I'm itching for more!