Happy Tuesday! Are you guys back in the swing of things yet? Man, I am STILL trying to recover from my long weekend at home. Thought I would take some time to recap Thanksgiving for y’all here on ol’ blog. If you couldn’t tell from my thankful thursday posts in November, I have so much to be thankful for this year. While it was hard for me to see the light sometimes, the past couple months have me counting my blessings a million times over. I always come back to that idea of “normal” in which I now just call “happiness”. I had to pinch myself several times over break to remember that all of the wonderfulness was real—my dad’s health improving, my family’s morale not depressing, my job applications finishing up. I tried to really soak it all in, with the reality that “hell, this could all be over again tomorrow”, so drink up and enjoy it! A good way to live, in my opinion.
Anywho. Heres the recap.
Normally we have a billion appetizers and no one is hungry for dinner. This year I made one appetizer—bacon wrapped water chestnuts.
Packer football (let’s not talk about it) and chocolate martinis with dad…
Let’s be honest, it was more like chocolate martini’s for everyone…
My mom and my aunt (who has lost 40 lbs in the past 6 months and i am SO PROUD OF HER!)
Actually being hungry at thanksgiving dinner. I contributed the kale Caesar salad on the right!
And the first family picture we’ve taken in 2 years…
Thanksgiving night my sister and I went to Catching FIre and it was SO GOOD!
…More like “eat at my favorite places in the world” Friday. Our fam ventured over to Ames for some Hickory Park. I demolished my half of the ribs I split with my dad!
And of course a quick trip to the mall, where I just haaaaaad to buy a few of my favorite cookies…
I joined the iphone world. I did a lot of research on what smartphone to get because I didn’t want to get an iphone “to just get the iphone” (SERIOUSLY, one of my pet peeves when people say things like that). The phones that I had before got the job done, but lets just say my favorite things about my new phone are the fact that I have group text messaging and can now take a screenshot. It’s the little things. Ha.
So back to Ames I went to pick it up (KUDOS to the Ames US Cellular location, you guys really have your stuff together and I had a MUCH better experience here than the Marshalltown one). I mean, they even had snacks! Great service.
First selfie on mah new phone. You missed those selfies, didn’t ya?
El Portal and catch up time with my longtime friend Meredith. SO WONDERFUL. And I got to see her cute little baby belly! I seriously could not be more excited for her and her husband David to be expecting!
And then we played board games because we are awesome.
And that’s all for today.
Now you tell me….How was your thanksgiving?! Have you recovered?