Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving Weekend.

We had such a wonderful Thanksgiving and we have so much to be thankful for this year. Our holiday ritual is to spend the morning / early afternoon with Garth's family and then late afternoon / evening with my family.
Garth's mom and sister made the yummiest lamb, avocado salad, potatoes, and green beans. SO good. Here is Lilly and I playing:
Uncle Garth with Lilly:
We had the traditional (but amazingly delicious) fixings at my parents - turkey, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and corn bread. Yum!
Jess (my brother's fiance) and her sweet dog Kodi:The lovely engaged couple:Us:Friday I had breakfast with a good friend who was in town for the weekend. It was nice catching up with her. Then Garth and I were actually brave enough to venture into Best Buy on Black Fridayand upgraded our phones. It was long overdue since my phone only worked on speaker. Obnoxious much? So I am really excited to not have to use speaker anymore and I am obsessed with my tip calculator. I got my phone in blue and Garth got his in black. Cute huh?
Afterwards we went out to lunch at our fave spot, Chili's. That evening we played with our new phones and watched Four Christmases which I was looking forward, but it was disappointing and not funny.
Saturday we grocery shopped at Costco and stocked up for the month and then came home and made lunch. The rest of the day was spent relaxing with a lot of football watching.
Sunday we went to church and then over to my parents house to celebrate my dad's birthday. We had pesto pasta, garlic bread, and bumpy cake. Perfection. It was another great weekend spent with all my favorites.

36 comments:

Lacey said...

It sounds like you had a great holiday weekend...and so much good food!! Hope you have a great week!

mommywonderland said...

Fun filled family time!! Love the pics! Lily is so stinkin cute!

Megan said...

Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving!! And yay for new phones!! I was dissapointed in Four Christmases also

Jules said...

Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving and a good weekend spent with loved ones! Getting new phones is the best! I love getting a new one and learning all of the bells and whistles. We saw Four Christmases in the theater last year. I have to say that I was disappointed by it too. I just thought it was okay.

Ink Obsession Designs said...

It sounds like you had such a fun holiday!! The food sounds like it was DELISH!!

...::Mrs. Southern Bride::... said...

I did not like Four Christmases either. Way to crass. Total bummer when I'm such a big fan of Reese!

Jon and Steph said...

Sounds like a lovely weekend! Glad you had a great Thanksgiving. I'm with you, Four Christmases was a let down!

Yippie for the new phone ;)
Have a great week!

Elizabeth said...

I just came accross your blog! So cute! Glad you had a nice holiday weekend! Nw phones.... always a great feeling. I saw 4 christmases too...not the best film! Hoping to watch some more christmas movies!! :-)

Perfectly Imperfect said...

you now have the same phone as me =)

glad you had a good holiday! sounds like there was plenty of good food!

Mrs. Potts said...

I love getting new phones. They're always fun to play with!

Sounds like a great weekend - it must be nice to have both families pretty close by.

Lauren Kelly said...

So glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and weekend. Looks like a GREAT one!! :)

AmyT said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!!!

Mrs. J L said...

Sounds like the perfect wkend to me. Congrats on ur new phones, they look super awesome! I need a new one BADLY, I think mine is so outdated. TRUST ME! lol. I can't remember if i liked four christmases, I think I did not like the ending which kinda made the movie sucky for me. sorry u didnt like it. watch the blind side, you guys will love it. I hope. :)

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Sounds like a great holiday!! You will love the new phones, my hubby had one in blue until he dropped it. Oops! And I agree 4 Christmases was kind of a bust! I rented it on in iPod and watched it on the plane....at least it was better than staring at the seat back in front of me!

Jen Caputo said...

What a great Thanksgiving weekend! 2 dinners!!! Wow! I want that lamb!!

That Fresh Feeling said...

sounds memorable! Thanks for the heads up on Four Christmas we were wanting to watch that but did not have any feedback on it yet:-)

New England Girl said...

What a fantastic Thanksgiving and following weekend. :) I love the photos! You look gorgeous and your family looks sooo happy. :) I am also in awe that you went to Best Buy on Black Friday... amazing! I'd never even dare to consider it. :)

I hope you're having a fantastic Monday. :)

Mark and Kathryn said...

Sounds like a great thanksgiving!

~K

Ashley said...

We watched Four Christmases too, and it was okay. I do love me some Vince Vaughn. But, I loved Reese's hair in it and now I really want to get mine cut like that! Glad you had a great Thanksgiving holiday!

Beth said...

Happy Cyber Monday! haha Glad you had a great weekend!

Jenny.Lee said...

Very nice!

Jane said...

Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving! Hope your week is just as good!

Naturally Caffeinated Family said...

sounded like a great (and yuuummy) holiday=)!! we wanted to see that movie too, bummer that it wasn't good!

Tatiana said...

You have a good looking family! It's so awesome that you can spend your holidays with both your families! Glad you had an awesome thanksgiving :-)

Mary Michal said...

I watched Four Christmases this weekend too. I was a little disappointed by it because I thought it was going to be hilarious. I thought the funniest part was the very end.

It looks like you had a great Thanksgiving. Lilly is adorable!

Annie said...

sounds like a fabulous weekend girly!!
thanksgiving feast, home made meals and chilis! yummmy!!
the pics are really cute! i just love little kids :)
i'm bummed to hear that four christmases wasn't all that great.

Lucy Marie said...

Sounds like a great weekend. That's too bad to hear that four christmases wasn't great - i was really looking forward to watching it.

katie + bret said...

Fun weekend/holiday get together!! Chilis.. yum. I could live off their honey mustard. Sad. But true. Don't judge.

Pleasant Drive said...

What a wonderful time with family!

Sandy Toes @ Shell in your Pocket said...

Okay..what is bumpy cake???
sandy toe

Megan said...

Yay for phone upgrades!! Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving.

Gwen said...

What a fabulous weekend!!! I'm glad you had a great Thanksgiving and Lily is so cute. :) XOXO

Kristin said...

Thanks for saving me! That was totally going to be next on my Netflix list. Gld to hear you had a fab holiday!

Happy Daily said...

Sounds wonderful! I love Chili's too!

Katie said...

So glad you had a great weekend!!

Lil' Woman said...

Glad you had a fun family filled holiday! :)