Monday, November 28, 2016

Thanksgiving Weekending

Oh man is it hard to come back to a Monday, and a full week of work, after having 4 awesome days off to celebrate and spend with family!
Luckily my Thanksgiving weekend was filled with highlights to get me through the Monday blues:

~Up and on the road early to pick up my mom and drive up to PA

~Had Thanksgiving at my SIL's house with 28 other people (it was massive!)
There were literally over 10 options for dessert!
~My other SIL and her family came over for dessert so we got to see them, too
~Got 3 bags of maternity clothes from my SIL's sister-in-law to go through and took home 1 bag full of clothes which included my first pair of maternity jeans and holy cow...love!

~The next morning I'm pretty sure my baby bump had popped...not sure if it was that extra helping of stuffing, but the bump was definitely out! 

~Did a little online shopping Friday morning: got some maternity things from Old Navy and Loft, along with some birthday presents for MG. My Under Armour order arrived the next day!

~Saturday we went to the movies and saw Allied with my mom, in-laws and BIL and SIL--the movie was really good! Definitely recommend it!
~Went out to dinner with everyone for MG's birthday to one of his favorite places locally

~Sunday morning it was up and on the road by 9 to beat the traffic

~Once we got home, we unpacked and got the Christmas decor out, and set up
~We had also picked up a new rug for the living room while we were up in PA
~We rearranged the basement to bring the couches closer to the tv, and create a play/storage area in the back of the room

~Had some time in the afternoon to relax and finally get started on Gilmore Girls. I'm only one episode in so NO spoilers please!!! I've avoided them twice so far
~Grabbed burgers out for dinner since we didn't have any groceries and didn't feel like going out to get them

~Came home and took advantage of the cool weather to have our first fire of the season while we watched Bad Moms from Redbox (Bad Moms was meh....)
~Sunday involved meal prep, and errands where I picked up this adorable maternity top from Target 
~Did some Kindle reading, had puppy snuggles, and got in a 3.5 mile walk to work off some of that stuffing! :)

It was a fantastic long weekend, and a wonderful holiday with family. It was bittersweet not having my dad there, but it was nice to be surrounded by the love of our family.
Hoping you can ease into your Monday today :)

27 comments:

  1. I want to see Allied! It looked really good so I'm glad you liked it! And I loved the snap of the dessert table--with that many options, how do you choose?! haha! I guess little bites of all of it! Have a great Monday back!
    Sarah at MeetTheShaneyfelts

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  2. Sounds like you had such a great weekend with family, good food and some shopping! Here's to hoping this Monday isn't too rough after being off!

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  3. Ok - I thought we had a big thanksgiving but you win with 28 people!! Your cozy night in watching a movie was just great - we did a lot of that this weekend too!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  4. It's the best when people give you their maternity clothes! My old NP who had the best style before she moved back to Boston gave me bins....which are currently in storage for the one day lol. 28 people?? That sounds like fun and crazy all at once. I can't wait to talk about GG with you when you are done!

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  5. I'm loving all your Christmas decorations! So pretty and cozy looking!

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  6. Sounds like you guys had such a fun Thanksgiving - I can't wait to get into Gilmore Girls - I only watched the first episode too so I'm skipping over anything I see with it.

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  7. what a great weekend! i need to decorate stat. i love the rug you picked! so funny cooper disappears haha. i am trying to avoid GG spoilers too! I have one more left i totally binged yesterday when i got home bc i was not leaving the couch ha. yay for family and love and food!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  8. What a great weekend with your family! 28 people?! Hope you manage to continue avoiding spoilers until you're done with Gilmore Girls... can't wait to hear what you think about the revival. Happy Monday!

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  9. Maternity jeans are amazing. In fact, all maternity clothes are fabulous. It's so hard to go back to actually having to zip your pants lol

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  10. Maternity jeans... maybe the best invention of all time. Thanksgiving looked delicious!! Glad you got to see so much family! XOXO, R

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  11. Finding a pair of maternity jeans you loves is everything! My mom said Allied is terrific, can't wait to see it. Look at all your beautiful sweet family members, such a precious time and just think there's going to be a sweet little baby at those get-togethers next year!

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  12. Yay for so many great maternity clothes! And look at all those desserts - YUM! And lol at Cooper curled up on the white rug, too cute! Cheers to a fabulous week gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

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  13. Whoa, that IS a massive Thanksgiving! Maternity jeans (and leggings) are the best! And oh my gosh, I cracked up at "Bad Moms." Haha! Love that y'all have basements up there; so wish we did down here. Sigh.

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  14. Oh my those desserts looks amazing!

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  15. Monday's after holidays are so difficult! Even though I'm a SAHM it was still tough to get back into the swing of things- lol! SO awesome that you got a bunch of maternity clothes from your SIL. They can be SO expensive to buy so hand-me-downs are the way to go for sure :)

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  16. I love that y'all had such a big gathering, family is the best! It was so hard to get back today for sure! I need to see Allied, the previews are great. Have a great week!

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  17. Sounds like such a fun Thanksgiving weekend! Desserts are the best part of family gatherings! Gilmore Girls totally happened over here too, but I only managed to squeeze in 1 episode!

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  18. Maternity jeans are the BEST. And I love your new rug!

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  19. The last top is super cute.

    I love that Coop matches the new rug!

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  20. Fun times!! I love that you had so many dessert options at your gathering. That's my kind of meal :) Love your new plaid maternity top - super cute!!

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  21. Your time off looked incredible and can I get another amen to those maternity jeans?! Ha! So fun and exciting- especially since they're free too! Hope y'all enjoy the rest of your week!

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  22. Wow you all had an awesome Thanksgiving!!! Love that plaid maternity top! I'm only two episodes in on Gilmore Girls and have been avoiding spoilers like crazy too!
    Kelsey
    www.thepeacockroost.com

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  23. I'm glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving with family! Those new rugs look awesome!

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  24. A weekend filled with family festivities is the best way to spend Thanksgiving, am I right? I actually swear I commented on this post on Monday morning because I've been searching for a decorative wall mirror like yours above your fireplace.

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  25. I have that maternity top from Target! I have already gotten so much use out of it!! I'm glad you guys had a good Thanksgiving!

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  26. Love the maternity top that you got. It is way too cute for a maternity top. Sounds like you had a great weekend full of food, shopping and fun. Love that new rug.I can't wait to hear what you think of gilmore girls. I just finished it yesterday.

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  27. Gap had cute stuff for me, i wish i could send you my maternity clothes! Ok, maybe a few things. Get leggings.... live in them... and Piko tops. They were my favs. Also got some great maternity tights on amazon.

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