Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving Weekend Recap.

Thanksgiving Day we kicked off our celebration at my parents house for a light lunch. My whole family was able to be there. All 13 of us. It is always nice to be able to all get together. My mom made a delicious potato soup. We had a lot of fun visiting and looking at the black Friday adds to plan our shopping route for the next day. Later that afternoon we headed over to the Johnson house. It was a full house, with 16 people and 7 dogs. As always there was a ton of delicious food. After the feast we all sat around and chatted. We were stuffed!

Bright and Early Black Friday morning (3:30 a.m. to be exact) my sister Tessa and I were wide eyed and bushy tailed, in line, ready to shop. At 4:00 am the doors opened and the race was on. We continued the process several different times at several stores. It was a mad house! But I did get a lot of great deals and put a good dent in my Christmas shopping. To be honest I think it is pretty fun! Thanks for being such a great shopping partner Tessa.

Later that day we had yet another Turkey Feast. For all of those who know my husband he loves to cook. So he just had to cook a Turkey. My family came over to our house and once again we ate way to much. We played games and had a good time. That night Tessa took the boys to Nana's house for a sleep over. They packed up there overnight bags, and were so excited to go. Justin and I had the house all to ourselves. We snuggled up and watched a movie. It was very weird to have our house so quite and the boys beds empty, but it was so nice when both of us slept in the next morning.

Saturday was another busy day. After we picked up the boys from their sleep over, Justin took Kam to get his stitches out. He was so brave and didn't even cry. Our good friends Josh and Veronica were in town and we were able to have lunch with them. It is always good to see them and we have so much fun together. They were able to come over and see our house and puppy before having to leave. We all took a quick nap, then headed off to Justins moms and Jims house for another celebreation. We played more games and ate more. Later that night I ended up having a sleep over at my moms with my sister Tessa. All three of us stayed up late talking, laughing and playing cards. It was fun to spend time with the girls! It was a great Thanksgiving weekend!

Yesterday we had a much needed day of relaxation and rest. Last night we started getting out Christmas decorations. Tonight hopfully we will get our tree up. I love decorating for Christmas. It makes the house so cozy! Happy December 1st everyone!

3 comments:

Matt and Jessie said...

Okay, I think you guys totally set the record for Thanksgiving celebrations! That is so fun. I bet your kids thought it was the best week ever! That is crazy that you were in line at 3:30am! You are a shopping champ. We did not get shopping until about 6am, and I thought that was crazy enough. Have fun decorating your tree! I bet it will be so fun to be close to family for the holidays this year!

Celeste Adams said...

Yeah, I agree, I think you did set the record for Thanksgiving parties. Your new puppy is so cute. I bet it is so nice to be close to family especially for the holidays. We are going to be heading out there around the end of Jan and I want you to save some time for me. Talk to you later. Miss ya.

Harts said...

Sounds like you had such a great time:) Ok we really need to get together at Christmas. Hey I need your phone number and new address. Can you e-mail it to me...valeriebhart@gmail.com
thanks :)