Monday, November 29, 2010

From Turkey to Lights

Well Thanksgiving has come and gone. It was a very good one. The food was scrumptious, the four days of relaxation and quality time with Hubby was amazing, and being with family was joyous.  Thanksgiving morning I woke up and began baking. I made corn casserole (my favorite) and peanut butter pie (a new recipe I tried that turned out so delicious). My very first pie I've ever made!
Then we headed to my sisters to have a whole feast.
Turkey, ham, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole.. it was all there.


Of course I snapped a few shots of my nieces and nephew...
Sleepy Bailey!
Olivia giving Bailey kisses.
Handsome Hayden cheesing...I think I bribed him with something for this shot ;)

Friday was a full on shopping day in the madness. As I've said, I love Black Friday. I really do. It's the only day of the year I will wake up before 8am and embrace chaos with open arms. I got so much of my list done. Friday evening I went back out with Hubby to search for our perfect Christmas tree. Our ceiling is a weird height so we decided we wanted a 7ft. tree with clear lights. Yeah, nearly impossible. Every single tree was either 6.5 or 7.5! After going to six stores we called it a night. We went home and watched 3:10 to Yuma, a really great western movie- I recommend seeing it. Saturday morning we tried two more stores, and failed again! So we went back to Sears, where the prettiest 6.5ft tree stood, and made the purchase!




And decorating was what we did the rest of the day, well I did.. Hub pitched in here and there while watching college football. And of course I had to take a few pictures of Roxy by the tree..



Hehe, probably too many pictures. But hey I don't have a kid yet. Though I'll probably still take as many pictures of her then :)

That night we cozied up on the couch, turned on the tree and lighted garland on the fireplace, put on the Poinsetta Pine Scentsy bar, and watched 2012 (I do not recommend- one of the worst movies I've seen lately). But it was a nice evening.

Sunday we had friends over to watch the Redskins game. Another loss. Boo. They're now 5-6, I had much higher hopes for them this year. But we made chili, rotel, and baked reindeer cookies. That made it better :)

I so enjoyed every minute of this Holiday time off, I can not wait for Christmas!!

I feel behind on blogging, with a lot to catch up on!


Jen said...

that pie, wow! and a great tree!

m&msmommy said...

Great pics, as always! :)

I absolutely LOVE your tree!!! That is my dream tree! Hubby is all about the colored lights (UGH! But they are "kid friendly" :), but I LOVE LOVE LOVE white lights. Beautiful tree! :)

Natalie said...

Looks like so much fun! Such cute babies, and what a gorgeous tree!

djpr said...

The tree is beautiful, you did a great job with it! Food all looks om nom nom, thinking I might need to try a peanut butter pie, sounds so yummy!

Amanda said...

Oh my...does that pie have my mouth watering! And the tree is beautiful!!!

Joanna said...

Oh my stars!! The dog the tree Olivia and Bailey! The photos scream perfection! You take amazing pictures! Could this be a calling? Hmmm.... I think SO!

Mandy said...

Oh my goodness that food looks delicious! And that tree & decorations! Beautiful!! So glad to hear you had a great Thanksgiving!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

That pie looks delicious! Your pup looks protective of that tree :)

The Bonjour Four said...

great pics!! i too have so much to catch up on.. always always behind. ugh.

Glad ya'll had a great thanksgiving!

Eschelle said...

one that pie looks AMAZING
two sleeping baby pictures are soo cute i can't get over it
three Christmas tree photo is so amazing it hurts my eyes..

My last post

Diana said...

Your tree is beautiful!!

JM PhotoArt said...

Ummm.... I totally want to try making a Peanut Butter Pie! Such a great idea and I have never heard of that :) Also, your tree is beautiful!

Jessie Szmanda said...

ohhh wow! Your tree is FABULOUS!

Jamie Leigh said...

I LOVE all the pictures! That pie looks so delicious, and your tree is absolutely beautiful!! I love having all the lights on at night, it is so relaxing! :)

Ashley Sisk said...

Yummy! Everything looks so delicious and I am hungry!

Allie said...

What an awesome looking tree! And your pictures are fabulous as always!

Ashley said...

That pie looks amazing and your Christmas tree is gorgeous!

Lindsey said...

Your tree is stunning!!

simplyvonne said...

aw ur tree is beautiful and also your cute lil dog! thanks for stopping by my blog! :) have a great day!

kaley said...

[talk about being behind on blogs! i'm just now starting to dig myself out of my blogger hole!]
BUT - love the pictures of roxy girl :) she is a dollbaby :)
and we love 3:10 to Yuma too!!

Anonymous said...

i just love this blog lol. the food looked amazing, the decorations beautiful, and the baby precious. and you take really great pictures girl.

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