Monday, November 26, 2012

Weekend Update- Thanksgiving Style

Welcome Back!... To life.. Unfortunately our 4 day weekend had to end. :(

We had a great Thanksgiving, I realized I didn't really take the time to enjoy it too much though, it sorta flew by! Our plans got changed last min at the in-laws so I think that kind of ruined it. I felt rushed, and we ate an hour late so we couldn't even stay for dessert.. But then getting to my family's knowing it was the last stop I was a little more relaxed.
We didn't even take that many pictures :( None of my hunny and I.. but here's a few.

Grandpa shot with my sistas and then at my in-laws, love my niece & nephew (Bradley wanted to take mine and Hailey's pic- just a lil close up.. I think that's what I was even saying therefore the kinda silly smile)

Here's some goodies I made for the holidays!
Snickerdoodle Rolos (my dad's favs!)
a Homemade Apple Pie (although I kinda cheated and bought jarred filling). It was still delish!

Black Friday
Of course I went out. duh! And there was no time for pics.. I'm not a crazy Black Friday shopper like some of you all I saw ;) I just go whenever I wake up. So I got my start around 7:30-8.. I only went to Jcpenney's, Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohls, Home Depot, and Target (oh and of course Starbucks- after shopping and waiting in lines I was worn out and needed to refuel on some breakfast).. I'm happy to say Christmas shopping is DONE!

I only have to make a few gifts but then I'll be done done.
Bob and I are doing this new thing since we're now on a lil bit of a tight budget and my mom gave me the idea of only getting each other 5 gifts at $10 ea. I thought it'd be pretty hard but on Black Friday there were some awesome deals so it was a SUCCESS!

Bob made breakfast and then we took off to Walmart to grab some goodies (for some reason he can go to Walmart but doesn't like to get his stuff at Target- I don't get it).. then we went to get our Christmas tree!

Afterwards I got ready and we left for our annual Cousin Holiday get together! Usually we call it an Ornament/Cookie exchange but this year we decided to switch it up a bit and do White Elephant. It was such a nice afternoon. And it was great seeing everyone. It was my first time seeing them all since telling them the news so it was exciting to talk about it..
My aunts house is like being in the woods! These turkey's love coming up and eating the chicken and bird seeds and then soon after 2 coyotes were running around behind the fence! Sister & momma pics and White Elephant. 1 thing I missed out on this year was sippin on mimosas with everyone.

Afterwards my mom and I decided we'd take a detour and stop off at the new outlets that just opened a couple weeks ago in our hometown. It was very exciting but man was it poor planning on how to freakin park! We there's only 1 way to enter the parking lot each way so after we passed the entrance thinking we can get in up ahead, we had to get back on the freeway and try it again! It was freakin ridiculous! But we finally made it in after 30mins and had too much fun. I think my mom is one of my favorite shoppin buddies :)
Her first purchase, and my new shoes! I also went into Michael Stars where they have their own Maternity section so I got a few tops!

Sunday (last 'n final day of our stay-cation)
I did some re-arranging of our living room.. We got rid of one of our sofas and then just separated our nice big sectional.. Now it just feels so open! I sorta love it! Now someone just needs to come take the sofa off my hands! I had to bet Bob $5 yesterday that someone would come take it if we put a 'free' sign on it and set it out front.. I lost. Still have the damn thing. Maybe at our garage sale this weekend someone will take it.

Oh and I almost forgot I finally had to try it since I've been craving a Bloody Mary.. While sitting by the fire and watching the Raider's get killed (again :( ) I made myself a virgin.. It was actually still pretty delish, I normally order mine "extra spicey" so I made this one really spicey I think to cover up the lack of vodka.. I got my fix and I guess it'll have to do for the next 6ish months.

After moving around everything and making room we brought in all the decorations and I got to decorating! As you can see we got our tree! :) I was going to get a fake tree this year but Bob really insisted on having the real deal.. So Saturday morning we took off to the tree lots! I still need to get the ornaments down but so far it looks and SMELLS great! I'm starting to see a theme in my decorations.. Hmm maybe I like Snowmen? There are several more throughout the house.. 

We still never took our Christmas card pictures so hopefully this week we can before it starts raining and if we get home while it's still light out! I stayed in my pjs mostly all day Sunday so I really didn't feel like getting all dressed up and doing my hair just for the 20-30mins it was going to take.

Happy belated Thanksgiving everyone! And I'm already countin' down to my next stay-cation for Christmas! (this time i'm taking 2 whole weeks!)  :) :)

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XoXo Rachel


Rachel Easley said...

That apple pie looks so good! I made some white choc snickerdoodle bars. I love snickerdoodle things!! Your cousin holiday party looks like so much fun. How cute all of y'all are!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Dang girl, what a jam-packed weekend! The Snickerdoodle Rolos sound amazing! And how crazy is it that you aunt's house has turkeys! So cool!

My team lost, which might make you feel better since my team is the Saints lol.

Thanks for linking up with us!

smk053078 said...

Busy, busy, busy!!! I don't get crazy with Black Friday either. It's just stresses me out. Love the tree! And I can't believe that you still have the sofa even after the FREE sign. Sorry, girl!! said...

Wow!! Sounds like a busy weekend!! Your family pics look fun!1 and those SnickerRolos look good!! I have to have a real tree's just so much more Christmas-y to me. Have fun decorating

Little Miss MBA said...

Woohoo! A fellow Black Friday shopper! :)

Kristy Creighton said...

Hi, Rachel! New GFC follower from the GCF Blog Hop! I would love to have you follow me back! Have a great day!

Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations

menopausal mama said...

Great holiday pics! Following you via GFC from the GFC blog hop. Would love it if you could visit and follow back. Thanks!

Lisa said...

the apple pie looks so yummy.
new follower/would love if you follow me back.

Sparkle said...

Hi, thank you for co-hosting the GFC blog hop!!! I'm a new follower now and It'll be great if you follow back ;) Have a nice day!!!

Bunny Girl said...

Love the red flats!


Nicole Buckingham said...

What a beautiful holiday montage. love.


Stopping by to say "hi" and to follow you now from the GFC hop. Thanks so much for hosting. How sweet it is to meet ya. If you're up for a bit of a ride, I'd love it if you'd join me at Local Sugar Hawaii , it's a silly, come as you are sort of a place and I'd love it if you'd write the lines with us.


Sarah Evans said...

I love a nice apple pie - sounds like you had a great weekend!

Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

Angie Ouellette-Tower said...

You have a wonderful blog!! I'm your newest follower from the “GFC” blog hop - this is my blog if you wanted to follow back:

THE mom said...

Snickerdoodle had me at snicker LOL
Looks like a fun all around weekend for you...sorry that you lost $5.
I'm your newest follower from the GFC blog hop...thanks for co hosting!


Nikki said...

New follower form GFC! looks like a great weekend and love the shoes!


New follower from the GFC blog hop. Girl, you had one busy weekend!!! And you are done shopping??!! I have hardly even begun!! I look forward to reading more of your blog. Have a fabulous week! Stacie xo

Amanda said...

Hello, Your newest follower from the blog hop. You and your family all look alike! :) I am looking forward to getting to know you.

Amanda @ mommy is coocoo

Bhushavali - Indian Fashion n Travel Blogger! said...

The apple pie looks absolutely delicious!!! Looking forward for your Christmas decors! :)
Came her from Shanna's blog! :)
Do drop by mine sometime and if you like, do follow too! :)

Shannon said...

Snickerdoodle rolo cookies....yes please

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