Monday, December 9, 2013

Giving Thanks

Our Thanksgiving this year was very low key and it was absolutely perfect. We weren't sure if Chris was going to have to go in to work or not so we decided to have my family over to our house. 

My parents and sister came over on Wednesday and I cooked Shepherd's pie for dinner before going to see Catching Fire. I only cried about three times (mostly when it involved Rue) so I did pretty good! I loved it!

I woke up Thursday morning and cooked cinnamon rolls to tide us all over until the food was ready. I never know just how long it will take to cook everything… especially if I ruin something! Luckily, everything went off without a hitch and we had the most delicious meal! I cooked everything except the deviled eggs… no way was I touching those things! 

We ate a midday meal then everyone was in a food coma for the afternoon. We spread out across the house and lounged for a few hours. My in-laws came over to visit and brought us our early Christmas present! They bought us a new tv because ours has been slowly going out for a few weeks. They went ahead and let us have it in case ours finally bit the dust!

We had planned to go to the Macy's tree lighting and hit up a few shops but we decided we just wanted to stay in. This is the first year we haven't went shopping and I didn't miss it at all. We used to go hard core and loved every second until the stores started opening at midnight and earlier. Now it's just a joke. We did our share of online shopping on Friday and still spent way too much money.

I headed home with my parents for the weekend while Chris was at work. We went Christmas tree shopping and put up a real one at my parent's house for the first time in fifteen years. It has always been and always will be my job to decorate for the holidays. Good thing I don't mind too much!

Here are a few pictures from Thanksgiving:


  1. Way to go on cooking Thankgiving dinner! Kev and I have been married for 2 and a half years and I've yet to tackle that :P I'm terrified I'd ruin it all and everything would be closed and we wouldn't have fast food to save me haha

    1. The key is only cooking things you are comfortable with! I didn't cook anything that I hadn't cooked before. I also made out a plan and schedule on what to prepare/cook when. I really enjoyed it and was actually much less stressed out than when I'm cooking with other people! Thanks for stopping by, Sara!