I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving weekend. I’m still sad that it’s over. We were busy!
As soon as Jeremy got home Wednesday afternoon, we all jumped in the car. Jeremy and I were doing the Turkey Trot 5k on Thanksgiving and we had to pick up our packets. Avery was excited. She kept saying, “Yay! I’m in St Paul!!!” Like she has any idea what that is.
Thursday morning we headed to the Y. Since we skipped the race, I still wanted to get my 3.1 miles in. And the Y was open until noon, thankfully. So I felt a little less guilty about skipping out.
Thanksgiving felt a little weird this year. Jeremy’s dad was already in Arizona and my mom was out-of-town for work. So it was just the 4 of us. It was nice to have such a laid back holiday, but it just didn’t really feel like Thanksgiving, you know?
We made turkey, potatoes, gravy, corn, and green bean casserole. All delicious.
After dinner we went to a family friend’s house for some pie and games. It’s so nice to have good friends that are more like family. It made me feel like less of a Thanksgiving orphan.
Friday morning/afternoon Jeremy and I took turns going out to do some Black Friday shopping. Setting good shopping deals gives me a rush. I only bought one thing that wasn’t 50% off or more. And that was a pair of light up Frozen shoes. So I think the excitement of Avery opening those will make up for the lack of sale. I bought myself a few new clothing items I’m really excited about. And may have already worn. I couldn’t wait.
After all the shopping we headed to Hampton Hills to our favorite tree farm.
It was cold and we only lasted about 15 minutes, but we found a good tree!
We got the tree home and Avery could not wait to decorate it! She was so excited! And she did a great job being careful and putting the ornaments on the tree. She was also our designated hook putter on-er. Little hands are much better at little jobs.
Saturday was a little more relaxed. Avery was the only one in her swim class that morning. Two teachers plus Jeremy. She had all the attention she could ever want.
That night Jeremy and I went out on a date. We planned on going to the new Holidazzle Village in downtown Minneapolis. But the line to get in looked about an hour-long. So we wandered downtown for a bit and had dinner at Rock Bottom Brewery. I hadn’t been there in years. It was delicious. Then we did a little more Christmas shopping for the girls.
Sunday morning Avery finally got to decorate her own tree that she gets to have in her room. The joy on that girl’s face was something else. She has been bitten by the Christmas bug. So far, she loves everything about it. Who can blame her? It can be so magical.
We went over to my parents’ house to celebrate Thanksgiving with them. More good food. Lots of loud kids. But we discovered a little trick to get Avery to eat. We called the turkey “chicken” and she ate it no problem. Kids…
This turned into a really long post! But since we don’t know when the next post will come, it’s okay.