Happy Monday! I hope you're all recovered from the turkey comas of Thanksgiving! I can't believe how quickly the weekend went by, but let's recap all of the fun!
My weekend highlights included:
~My in-laws arriving Wednesday afternoon (and their dog got sick on the way down which was a bummer)
~Going out to dinner at the Chart House in Old Town, on the water--we all got the most delicious meals. my crab stuffed shrimp was out of this world delicious
~up early Thursday morning to get the turkey going (well, MG was in charge of that 19 lb bird)
~my sister-in-law and her family arriving late morning; having my nugget run into my arms (not so little anymore!)
~cooking and prepping while also getting to enjoy how beautiful the weather was; even got in some time on the deck since it was so nice out!
~my parents arrived and we wrapped up cooking. On our menu: the 19 lb turkey, green beans, balsamic brussel sprouts, my family's traditional squash casserole, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, gravy, rolls and stuffing. There was SO much food, but it was all so good!
~celebrated hosting another successful Thanksgiving at our house, this time with double the amount of people we normally have
~apple and pumpkin pie for dessert
~lounging after the clean up, nursing the food comas, and some couch cuddles
~spending time with the fam
~getting everyone packed up on Friday morning and going for a little hike before they all got on their way
~did some online shopping for hubby's birthday....and maybe a little for myself too #oops
~had leftovers for lunch and Cooper recovered from all of the excitement of having a packed house with a pup-nap
~cleaned up the house and got the Christmas decor, tree, ornaments and outside lights up!
~pizza at our favorite spot and went to see Bridge of Spies which was long, but really good
~Saturday started at 4am with Cooper getting sick--he must have gotten whatever my in-laws' dog had
~ran some errands to return a few things and drop off a bunch of stuff at good will
~rooted on our nephew (and brother-in-law who coaches their team) from here, as they won their eastern region football championship in NJ and are headed to Florida in a week for the national championship that will be on ESPN3!
~had a low key night at home, taking care of our sick pup
~rainy Sunday errands and a lazy day at home, reading and watching some football--my Skins ended up moving into the top spot of the suckiest division in the NFL (not much to be proud of there)
~got my hair cut and colored (why do I almost always have hair appointments on days that it rains?)
It felt like the weekend totally flew by, but it was really great hosting almost all of our family at once, having the space to have everyone stay here, and getting to spend time being thankful, with the people I'm most thankful for!
I hope your weekend and Thanksgiving were fabulous, too! Enjoy this last day of November (how is it already December tomorrow?!?!)
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