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Monday, December 2, 2013

Thanksgiving Weekend Update

Sami's Shenanigans
 
Few words in the English language are more desirable to my ears than: 4 day weekend. I can't even remember the last time I had 4 days in a row off. It was so glorious! And I survived Thanksgiving with my family!!!! YIPEE! It actually wasn't bad at all. My mom had her moments, but we spent a lot of time at her house going through old pictures - which is one of my favorite things to do. No big blow ups and no tears this year - CAN YOU BELIEVE THAT?!?!? It's a Thanksgiving miracle!
 
I was pretty lazy most of the weekend. I did clean my house, rearrange my bedroom and living room furniture - by myself, and put up all my Christmas decorations though. But I also totally got sucked into How I Met Your Mother, Parks & Recreations and Harry Potter marathons. Yoga pants were my best friend. I laughed so hard at one episode of Parks & Rec, I spit out my wine. I didn't hate it! Being lazy is my new thing...apparently I need more friends.
 
Saturday was the PERFECT day to be a Vol fan! Alabama lost the Iron Bowl, Florida lost to FSU and we beat Kentucky! The ultimate trifecta. AND HOLY CRAP THE WALKING DEAD!!!! I seriously cannot wait until February now.
 
Here's my weekend in pictures via Instagram {nikkib918}
 
Love these 2 fellas - Left is my brother's "puppy" Bo & right is our old boy Chipper (we're a Braves family, can't you tell?)

TREE TIME!!! I'm a big believer in waiting until AFTER Thanksgiving for Christmas decorations.

Seriously love Christmas lights! I am that weirdo who sits at home, in the dark, with only my Christmas lights on. It's so relaxing.

Galatians 6:9, needed to hear this yesterday!
 
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28 comments:

P!nky said...

Girl I'm with you! Christmas after Thanksgiving! I can't believe how many people had their trees up before the holiday... sideeye ;)!

Glad your thanksgiving was good and no family blow ups, win girlie win!

xoxo

Britt said...

Hooray for no family blowups! I think that is a miracle no matter who your family is. Glad you had an awesome holiday!

Stephanie said...

Yay! Glad you had a good holiday!

Heather Marie said...

Your Christmas decor looks so fun!! Sounds like a good weekend sometimes after a 4 day weekend it's even harder to go back!

TheTinyHeart said...

Happy to hear you had a nice, drama free Thanksgiving!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Jordan said...

Haha my brother suggested putting on Christmas music while we ate Thanksgiving dinner and my dad was like "NO, how about we celebrate Thanksgiving first!" Now I realize where I get that from...

So happy that your break went better than you expected! Love your Christmas decorations!! xo

Amanda aka Manda said...

Yay for a good Thanksgiving and a lazy weekend!! Those are always nice! I love that passage too! I saved it to my phone, so I can have a constant reminder!

And you have another 4 day weekend coming up soon! ;O) Yay!

Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often said...

So glad there was no blow-ups and it was a good day! I love all your decorations! I totally sit in the dark with just the tree lights. It is perfect!

Pamela said...

Glad your Thanksgiving was a success ;) I cut all of our lights off, except the gorgeous Christmas decor too!!

Kathy @ Vodka and Soda said...

yay for an amzing holiday sans blowups/drama!

i also love sitting in the dark with my tree lights; i'm excited that our stuff is going up this weekend :) your mantle looks gorgeous.

-kathy
Vodka and Soda

Fran @ Sassy Southern Bride said...

Four day weekends are seriously the best thing on the planet. I spent a lot of time staring at our tree last year. I have to agree that it is relaxing.

Katie said...

:) I'm glad Thanksgiving went over well for you & your family! I was lazy a lot this past weekend as well which was totally fine by me.
Turning out all lights expect Christmas lights in the house is the best!!

Helene in Between said...

it's always a success in my house if there are no fights!!! so glad that was the case for y'all and that yall won!

Stephanie said...

You say 'we beat Kentucky' like it's a real team. Damn football losers. At least we have basketball!!
I'm glad thanksgiving went well, yay!!

Rachel S said...

Love that quote and I am glad you had a great Holiday!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

Four day weekends are the best! Your Christmas decorations looks so fun!
Meet @ the Barre

B said...

lady do you watch walking dead alone!? russ and i watched it together and i always got so scared, but i loved it. not sure if i am brave enough to watch it alone now.

Aly said...

I sit in the dark too! I love the lights from the tree, it's so cozy!

Sarah said...

What a great weekend :)

Yoga pants are always my best friend... & yay for no tears!!!

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

Yoga pants are my best friend - especially now. And that game....incredibly entertaining and I was just listening to it on the radio! Glad you had a good week.

Ashley W said...

Those Harry Potter marathons get me every single time!! It's like they're just there to taunt you to not get dressed or shower or do anything productive for the whole weekend....

Hallie Oceanside said...

it's sooooo pretty! Glad you had such a great weekend gorgeous girl!

Amy @ Living n Learning said...

Your brother's pup and mine share a name! Did Tilly get to go to Thanksgiving as well?

Wine and Summer said...

I am with you on not participating in Christmas until after Thanksgiving!

Steph G said...

I LOVE the xmas decorations and that lights picture. I'm glad your Thanksgiving was a success - I was thinking of you this weekend. Hope you stay warm. The weather in NYC this week is supposed to be in the fifties - so confusing to a Minnesota girl, but I'm not complaining :)

lil desiqua said...

YAY for surviving the holiday! I did too, barely. Only one major blow up lol. And I believe in CHristmas decorations after Thanksgiving too- though I still have to get mine from the ex- oof. I JUST STARTED watching The Walking Dead over the weekend! I hope I can catch up in time!!

Faith said...

aww, i'm glad you had a good Thanksgiving ... makes the holidays easier when things go smoothly.

Jill said...

Firstly - I'm SO SO SO glad you and your mom made it through the holiday with no blow-ups :) That is awesome. Second, I'm with you on the Christmas tree. We worked on ours the Friday and Saturday following Turkey day!