Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Back to life, back to reality...

I can't believe it has taken me until Tuesday night to write a recap of our Thanksgiving weekend! Our weekend was so good, but its always hard to kiss A goodbye for another work week after we've had a few days of relaxed, holiday schedule. It does make me very excited for Christmas when he's off for 12 days though!

Thanksgiving morning I made a batch of pumpkin dinner rolls to take to my in-laws house for dinner. I'm pleased to report that the rolls worked and were very, very yummy! Oh, I should also mention that A brought the TV from our office down to the kitchen for me so that I could watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade while I worked on the rolls. He knows that watching the parade is a tradition for me and it was so sweet of him to put in some extra effort to ensure I could enjoy it this year as well. We went to my in-laws at 11:30 and I worked in the kitchen with my mother-in-law and sister-in-law and peeled and diced potatoes for the mashed potatoes. Dinner all came together about 12:30 and it was delicious!! One of the weirdest things about pregnancy is that food either tastes REALLY good or REALLY gross to me. I'm so thankful that Thanksgiving fell into the first category - otherwise I would have been one hungry (and disappointed) girl!

We took some family pictures for their Christmas letter and then pretty much just hung out the rest of the day, which was awesome. Baby had a party in my tummy which was so fun to feel! I don't think I've felt it move that much so far and it was just too cool. I couldn't help but laugh - partially because it felt kind of like tickling and partially because I was just so happy to feel it moving so much. During the afternoon we also pulled out my husband's baby book and saw pictures of him as a newborn and read all about the first days of his life. I loved it so much!

Friday we SLEPT IN - no Black Friday sales for us. Actually, that's not totally true as A and I did head out at 11:00 to hit up one store each but we were back home and having lunch by 1:00pm so this was not a big shopping excursion or anything. We started on Christmas decorations on Friday and rented "The Incredible Hulk" that evening.

Saturday I made another batch of pumpkin rolls to take to a gathering of some of A's extended family. We arrived at that gathering just in time for lunch and then spent the afternoon hanging out with the family and playing games. I do a lot of sitting at these things because my feet get so incredibly achy throughout the day - and I'm still usually worn out by the end of the event! We picked up sandwiches for dinner on our way home and ate while watching "White Christmas" on Lifetime followed by another Christmas movie on Hallmark Channel. Have I mentioned how much I love Christmas movies? :)

Sunday we went to church and then attended our last family get-together for the weekend for Sunday lunch. We just went to Jason's Deli, but by that point I sort of wondered why I was still eating because I was just so stuffed from all the food throughout the weekend! Seems like most of what we did was sit around and eat! Sunday afternoon we finally burned off some of that food by finishing up our Christmas decorations. I'm going to wait until BooMama's tour of homes to show our Christmas decor, so I won't be posting any pics right now.

I didn't put everything up this year since I tire out more easily and the idea of completely overhauling our house was too overwhelming for me - but what we did put up is festive and looks pretty so I'm happy with it.

Yesterday I spent the day getting caught up from the crazy weekend and did a little resting in there too - the weekend wore me out! Today I did more stuff around home and then this afternoon I went to work to start training the new staff member! I only worked with her for a few hours but hopefully it's helping her to get acquainted with the job. I'll go in again on Thursday afternoon and then we'll see where she's at. Pray that I am a good teacher and that she catches on quickly!


Kristin @ Blue Skies said...

I'm so glad you had a great Thanksgiving!!

White Christmas is my all time favorite Christmas movie :)

petrii said...

I've been wondering about you girly and praying for you and little one. So glad things are well. (I read your other post too ~~ I would so have gone to hear baby's heartbeat too) ~~

Oh I made the pumpkin chocolate chip bars ~~ GET-OUT-OF-TOWN DELICIOUS ~~ Hubs loved them. He ate four for dessert last night.


Have a Blessed day,