Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Weekend Recap

I can't believe the weekend is already over! Isnt' that how it always is though? The long weekends fly right by?

While Trey is napping I thought I'd try to sit down and share a quick recap of our weekend. I'm going to make it a goal to try and sit down and blog more over the holidays - there are always lots of fun moments that I want to capture and share!

We had a not-so-stressful Thanksgiving morning (for once!) and sat around and played and watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade - the Mickey & Julius balloons were a huge hit in our home. I've hosted Thanksgiving here every year since I was 26. The first year we had 23 people attend. I had barely made dinner at that point in our marriage and was so nervous and scared. Each year it has gotten so much easier, I've learned tips and tricks along the way.

Did you know you can cook a Turkey upside down? Well, I did it by accident one year and it turned out AWESOME! Years later I read in a magazine that it's a great tip - that way the breast meat stays juicy. 

(Great I'm sure I'm going to get all sorts of spam comments for that one! HA!) 

This year we didn't have nearly as many people due to travel and other family plans but it was wonderful. Trey has so much fun playing with everyone and just eats up the attention.

I just adore this picture of him and my Mom together.

Before we knew it we were packing up sides to send home and putting Trey to bed.

I'm not a huge black Friday shopper - I like to order things online or I'll go out to the mall later in the day once everything has died down some. After Trey's nap we headed to the mall and picked him up some new shoes and a few small things.

We came home for Thanksgiving round two (leftovers!) with some good friends and let the kids stay up late watching Christmas movies. It was a fabulous night!

On Saturday morning my sweet MIL had an awesome day planned for us - horseback riding on the beach!! It was SO FUN!!! My horse's name was Cupid and was so sweet! It was a cold day but the way we were riding most of the time wasn't  bad at all. One of the horses got a little crazy and tried to run off but for the most part it was just peaceful! We have already planned our next horseback riding trip at a nearby park.

Saturday evening I headed out to take Christmas pictures for the SIL and her fiance. I am by no means a professional (nor am I trying to be) but they just wanted some shots for their Christmas cards so I crossed my fingers and hoped for the best. Here are a few! They were so easy because for real... they are SO in love and mushy!!

Speaking of, on Sunday I helped with a proposal! My maid of honor got engaged to her boyfriend (now fiance!) and it was wonderful! Sadly I don't have any pictures to share, but it was perfect and all captured by a professional photographer - complete with a mini engagement party thrown by one of my besties and myself!

Sunday evening ended with a nice quiet trip to our favorite Mexican restaurant, just J.D., Trey and myself and then snuggling by a fire downstairs while watching Revenge!!

Who else is obsessed? I just CANNOT get enough of that show!

I hope everyone else had a great Thanksgiving weekend too!!!


KatiePerk said...

He is so cute!! I love his turkey shirt! You did great work on the christmas cards!

Ashley said...

I've fallen off the Revenge train, but I do LOVE the show! And because I stalk your blog, I gotta know: what's your favorite Mexican restaurant? Ours is Plaza Azteca. I ate so much of it when I was pregnant, I swore Luke was going to come out wearing a sombrero. :)

Elizabeth said...

I love Trey's turkey shirt! So cute!
I love Revenge too! I am a couple of episodes behind so I need to catch up this week!
So glad to hear that you had a great Thanksgiving weekend!

Musli Power extra said...

Oh really great images and great location I really love this post.

Anonymous said...

[p]2 H o w t o u s e

M o i s t e n f a c e a n d b r u s h h e a d

T h e c l e a n s e r ( e m u l s i o n c a n b e d i r e c t l y p o u r e d t h e f o a m i n g s o a p p l e a s e s t a i n e d ) f e l l t o t h e s o n i c c l e a n s i n g b r u s h h e a d

3 . It is not wise to subject the employees to the same Christmas display season after season . However, they are [url=]clarisonic mia brush
[/url] fashionable items that get upgrades in design almost every year . uk Vouchers to help you save money when purchasing fitness equipment [url=]clarisonic mia sale[/url] online . I know that Restaurant . What does Clarisonic do?
Clarisonic products, such as Clarisonic Plus, Classic, MIA and Clarisonic Limited Edition, are skin cleansing systems designed for consumers . The software washes the epidermis comfortably, which will make wrinkles and additionally ok marks less [url=] clarisonic mia[/url] recognizable . These Suncamp.[/p][p]ClarisonicMia ultrasonic wash brush series introduced

The Clarisonic Mia wash brush products [url=] clarisonic sale[/url] developed by the the medical discoveries team of Philips . You will find sterling silver can be identified as it will have the numbers 925 stamped onto it to show the 92 . We are living in the digital [url=]clarisonic[/url] age, if we can get a beauty product that can give us clear skin and fewer wrinkles would you try it? Here we feature two of the best available and what results they give . The particular Clarisonic natual skin care method gives you just about the most up-to-date technology regarding natual skin care . Britannia [url=] clarisonic brushes[/url] silver was more expensive, slightly softer and less robust . Britannia didn忙聤掳 fade away however and has remained as an alternative to sterling silver for silversmiths . And [url=] clarisonic brush[/url] don隆炉t be stuck with you! I understand how awkward may well sensation . Brush cleaning strength can be divided [url=]clarisonic mia[/url] into mild, moderate, enhanced functions.[/p]