Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend... and it's Christmas-time!

What a great weekend filled with family & friends!

My Business Man and I were able to enjoy quality time spent with both of our extended families... some of which we hadn't seen since June! I even got to meet my cousin's little baby boy for the first time. 

I didn't contribute much to the food side of Thanksgiving... (kinda hard to do when you're traveling 6+ hours), but I did manage to pull together a pumpkin trifle last minute. With some help from my mama. 

We did not celebrate Black Friday... unless you count creating some masterpieces at Created Just By Me - a paint-your-own pottery & glass fusing studio. 

On Saturday, I ran the Folepi River Trail Classic, a four-mile race that I've run every year for the past six years. (More on that tomorrow.)

After the race, my BFF Talen came over to my parents' house from her parents', and we got to spend some QT, complete with another run. 

And of course, we got to work in the kitchen! (I used to always make Talen 'bake' with me in college... aka she had to sit in the kitchen and talk to me while I baked, haha. She's not so culinarily inclined.) We helped my mom get a start on her Christmas baking list.

Talen's boyfriend joined us for dinner at Monical's (the best pizza ever) and we played a few rounds of rummy before they had to take off.

And before we knew it, the weekend was over. How can a 5-day weekend speed by so quickly? Thanksgiving break is always such a teaser. 

Once my Business Man & I got back to the Bean Town today, we got right to work, Christmas-afying our house. We had fun decorating the tree while watching Hallmark Christmas movies... and you better believe that we will be watching either Hallmark or Lifetime every night from now until Christmas.

Here's to a quick 18 days of school until Christmas break! 


Have Your Way said...

Glad to hear you had a great T-break!! Enjoy your Monday school day :)

Vanessa @ Gourmet Runner said...

Sounds like fun! Your house looks so nice all decorated now!

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