Hey-o! This Monday came way way too quickly, but I’ve got a whole lot to recap including plates of pie, spa days, and Christmas decorating.
It’s a real tough life. #amirightamiright
Our holiday festivities began on Wednesday evening, when we celebrated with Taylor’s family. He had to work on Thanksgiving day, so we got together early for a delicious dinner and some quality family time.
The further we get into the holiday season, the more I find that I’m missing wine something FIERCE. So this year in lieu of my very favorite bev, I swung by the store and picked up some sparkling white grape juice because I refuse to be left out and this is my life now. It was nice to be able to sip out of a wine glass like all the other grown ups, but let me assure you – IT WAS IN NO WAY THE SAME.
Thursday morning I headed out to spend the day with my family, stuffing my face and being ever-so-thankful for casserole.
After spending the day with my family, I swung by the fire station to give this guy a quick Thanksgiving kiss.
Friday was a day I’ve been waiting months for – mother daughter day! About five minutes after I told my mom I was pregnant, she planned a day and night for just the two of us to spend a little quality time together. We began our festivities with lunch at Chuy’s and a stop a Tiff’s Treats after for dessert.
After we were good and full, we headed to the Omni for the relaxation portion of our weekend! We checked into our hotel room, watched a little HGTV, and then made our way down to the spa for massages.
There’s just nothing quite as cozy as a robe that’s been worn by 893 people before you, is there?
Turkey or baby? The world may never know…
I had an amazing prenatal massage, and by the time we checked out of the spa, we were ready for dinner! It was miserably cold and rainy, so we opted to stay in the hotel for dinner at their Italian restaurant. A veggie flatbread appetizer and a massive plate of spaghetti and meatballs left me very full and very happy, and we spent the rest of the night holed up in our hotel room gorging on girly TV and laughing our butts off.
We slept in a little Saturday morning before heading down to the hotel’s breakfast buffet – because UNLIMITED BACON.
We did a little bit of Small Business Saturday shopping before finally heading home where Taylor and I spent the day pulling Christmas decorations out of storage. We managed to get the tree and the lights up before calling it a day and surrendering to lounge on the couch.
Later that evening we grabbed an early dinner with some friends and then a later dinner to celebrate another friend’s birthday. Don’t focus too much of your attention on the fact that I just admitted to consuming two dinners, okay? Like, don’t even worry about it.
Sunday morning I slept in and woke up to the 89th consecutive day of freezing cold rain, but I had plans to meet Madysen to see Mockingjay Part 2, so I threw on my comfy clothes, took a quick baby bump selfie, and headed out the door.
Mockingjay was SO SO GOOD. I didn’t expect anything less, but was still pretty blown away. It also made me want to go back and read the entire series over again since it’s been a few years since I’ve done that.
After the movie, what I should have done was a load of laundry and our grocery shopping. Instead I went home, threw on sweatpants, whipped up some Nutella-filled croissants and then took a nap. I’m a terrible excuse for a grown-up. This I know.
Later that night I finally finished what I’m calling phase 1 of Christmas decorating, with absolutely ZERO thanks to my continually unimpressed dog.
Since we were in an apartment last year, our decorations are pretty limited, so I focused mainly on the tree and our living room area. Hopefully we’ll continue to deck the halls over the next few weeks as we accumulate more decorations because #MERICA.
And that’s the long Thanksgiving weekend in a nutshell! How was everyone else’s long weekend? I’m trying my very very hardest to get back in the swing of regular blogging – this I PROMISE you. I’m trying to balance the (inevitable) baby posts with a few more topics I’ve got up my sleeve. Is there anything in particular you people want to see?
For now, between the holidays, some serious nursery progress, and my first baby shower this upcoming weekend – it’s an exciting time. So get ready for some oversharing!