What a whirlwind couple of weeks it has been!
I had been battling a cough for about 5 weeks and finally took a visit to the clinic. It turns out that I had slight inflammation in my lungs and went on antibiotics. I was quite stubborn about not seeing a doctor but go figure, after a couple days of taking the meds I was mostly recovered. I’m back to normal now!
The weekend before Thanksgiving, Brian and I took our first trip in 5 years without children! It was surreal and strange, but the timing worked out. My mom happened to be visiting the same time extra tickets to a board game convention in Dallas became available. A bunch of our Houston friends were there and it was fun to meet new people and see familiar faces.
I was really hesitant about leaving the kids behind, but they did well, and we’re already planning on going again next year! Thank goodness for things like FaceTime and technology so that I didn’t really feel too left out of the loop back home.
Brian took the rest of the week off, so it was great that we were home together as a family and since we got home Sunday night, we made a mad scramble to get the house decorated! We finished everything on Wednesday evening.
On Thursday we had Brian’s sister and our dear family friends over for Thanksgiving. Instead of a traditional meal, we had hot pot. We’re going to have turkey when Brian’s parents visit us this weekend, and our family friends hosted us for a later Thanksgiving at their house and I was worried we would all be turkey-ed out! It was delicious and everyone loved it. It was the most stress-free Thanksgiving meal ever!
My mom and I braved the shopping on Friday. It didn’t seem as intense as previous years, though the most “epic” thing I saw were women screaming and running at Dillard’s to get to the purse section and hearing the security guy yelling at them to “back off!” over and over again. I had never seen that kind of behavior shopping before so that was pretty funny!
On Saturday we had Thanksgiving Part 2 at our family friends home and it was delicious. The turkey turned out perfectly.
Our tree in the living room. I really do need a larger tree skirt, which I’ll keep my eye out for when everything goes on sale after Christmas! It’s an 11 foot tree:
And the kids tree, which is lit in blue with some large multi-colored lights. They hung their ornaments and it keeps changing as they pull it off and move it around. Very fun:
Hope you had a good Thanksgiving. I can’t believe we’re already in December!