Monday, November 29, 2010

Turkey Time Rewind

I was a horrid photog this weekend in that I didn't take a single picture from our family's Thanksgiving festivities... so sad. Let me put it to you this way, we came, we saw, and we most certainly ate! Please tell me I was not the only one that ate themselves into a food coma this year?? I was able to work off some of that homemade caramel cake and carrot cake by playing a few rounds of cornhole in the afternoon. By the time we made it home Thursday night, all I could manage to do was put on some comfy PJs and fall asleep on the couch with Jeff while he and his Mom watched movies all night...it's that stupid turkey ingredient I tell you! 

Just like clockwork, Mom and I were up before dawn the next morning, stopping by Starbuck's for my Skinny Peppermint Mocha and then we were off! 12 hours later, we had visited the mall, Sam's, Target, Dick's Sporting Goods, and everywhere in between and both of our SUVs were stuffed to the brim with all of our goodies. I was VERY good this year in that I only came home with 2 sweaters and a scarf for myself and the rest was Christmas presents for the family... pat on the back for me! That evening, my Dad met my Mom and I for our anything-but-turkey dinner at PF Changs and then I went home to rest with Jeff and his Mom.
Saturday was spent doing more shopping around town and running errands, and then that night we met the fam at the infamous Gerst Haus restaurant downtown for some authentic German food to celebrate my Papa's 70th birthday. We were the entertainment that night, dancing around the restaurant doing the chicken dance and had a great time!!
Sunday, we decided to take it easy and finish decorating our house for Christmas. We went and bought a real tree to put in our formal living room which makes our whole house smell like Christmas trees {yay!}, made homemade hot cocoa while we listened to our holiday music mix, and then I decorated our tree while Jeff put up the outside lights. I cannot wait to show you the finished product--not exactly the Griswalds for our first year, but we couldn't help but get excited driving by with everything all lit up!!
Is it just me or are the Cyber Monday deals not that exciting this year?? I did see DSW's whole site is 25% off, at Loft, everything is 40% off, and Francesca's has 30% off, but not too much struck my fancy...fail for getting more online shopping done today =(

13 comments:

  1. Skinny peppermint mocha... mmmm. I could use one right now! Agreed on the cyber monday, glad I shopped this weekend!

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  2. Your Black Friday sounds like mine, but I didn't start until noon. Sounds like a great weekend!

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  3. What fun, and that skinny peppermint mocha looks delish!

    Liesl :)

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  4. Sounds like a fabulous shopping trip for you!!

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  5. crate and barrel has 15% off + free shipping, if you need anything for the house :) that's the only cyber-monday deal i really took advantage of today!

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  6. I was totally in a food coma as well! Love thanksgivings : )

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  7. We started at 3:30 AM on Black Friday! I didn't do much in the way of Christmas shopping but I was 'mommy's little helper' lol =)
    Sounds like a fabulous weekend =)

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  8. I was most def in a food coma and S'bucks was a must stop for me and my mom and sister too! Although my order was a skinny (regular) mocha

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  9. Awww sounds like you did good this weekend! im impressed only buying 3 things for yourself! lol i dunno if i would have been as good as you! and cant WAIT to see ur decorations!!

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  10. My nutty boyfriend is selling his less than a yr old Macbook Pro 17 inch laptop because he wanted Apple's Black friday deal of buy a Desktop Mac you get the IPad Touch for Free basically. That was the only shopping that happened for us this weekend!

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  11. i LOVE the smell of real trees! i got real wreaths last year and loved them!

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  12. I can't wait to see pictures of your Christmas decor!! Isn't it exciting to decorate your house for Christmas for the first time!! I love it:)

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  13. Sounds like a fabulous weekend!!! I wish I could have done all that shopping.... unfortunately no black friday over here.
    xoxo

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