Four Day Holiday Weekend

Sooooo, how was everyone’s weekend? Were you part of the lucky group who had a 4 day weekend off from work? Or did you have to work Thursday-Sunday? For those in retail… sorry about your bad luck!! I actually haven’t had a 4 day Thanksgiving weekend since 2006… 7 years… So when I decided to run an in-home daycare, I knew for sure, I was going to get that 4 day weekend I was envious of for so long.

Anyway, enough about the past! My 4 day weekend was fabulous!!!  Thursday started off with Turkey Bowl. Bright and early @ 7:30 am! Basically, my mom’s side all gets together, friends included, and play a big football game! Half time is full of homemade breakfast food!!  And let me tell you… this preggo loooooves breakfast food!! :) A few of us mom’s and kiddos stayed inside to help cook or watch movies or the Macy’s Day Parade.  It was incredible! And it’s always full of smiles and laughter! My cup of tea right there!

The Turkey Bowl Football Players

The Turkey Bowl Football Players

After the Turkey Bowl, Kensli and I headed to my dad’s side, the Campbell’s. Thanksgiving lunch was at my Aunt Pam’s. She also had her other side there. Basically, they are my family also, I have grown up with them all the same. Jason went to his Thanksgiving because it had been a few years since he has gotten to go. I would have gone, but my Aunt Tammy and the fam was in town, whom I only see on average once a year… so I wanted to make sure I got to spend some quality time with all of them! I was surrounded by food, alcohol, and more laughs! And lots of all of it! The Campbell’s sure know how to have a great time together! Every time we get together, it’s always epic!

My family met at home about 7-ish I believe. Our kids settled down by watching a movie and Jason and I just crashed on the couch. After bedtime was over, I feel asleep on said couch during the Steeler’s game… which turns out we lost… so I don’t feel like I missed much.

Friday was incredibly relaxing! And a lot was accomplished, which is always a plus here! We got Kensli’s bed spray painted, her entire dresser primed (don’t worry, upcoming post on her bed and dresser when it’s finally completed!), and laundry almost done. Didn’t leave the house except to run to the bank. So nooooo holiday shopping for me. A) We have no money until pay day, which is Monday. B) I hate shopping and big crowds which = Black Friday shopping and I don’t mix. Although… there were some awesome deals I would have jumped on if we had the money to do so. We are trying incredibly hard to not use credit cards, which we have been rather successful for the last year-ish, and I really, really don’t want to start now. Christmas is always a fighting struggle to not use them, but we did it last year, and I hope to not use them again this year.

Saturday started with a surprise diaper shower by the Campbell’s!  All I knew was, I was to show up at my cousin’s at 9:45 that morning. And I could bring the fam if I wanted. Jason was excited to also see Aunt Tammy, Uncle Tod, and Jordan, so he agreed to come. When we got there, the table was filled with diaper packages, a few gifts, and the greatest diaper cake ever. :) My Aunt called it the Hangover Diaper cake…. I won’t mention which Aunt that could have been! The twin’s also got their FIRST outfits! Matching of course! How stinkin’ adorable are they! That was from Aunt Pam and her friend, Deb, whom we have all adopted. Now I need to buy them some baby Converse shoes to finish off the outfit!

The Hangover Diaper Cake

The Hangover Diaper Cake

The Gals

The Gals

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Brett decided to pull the ‘T-Rex’ move, or maybe dinasour pose… but the angle of his hand and my ‘chest’ just made this look bad….

The Men

The Men

Kisses for me!

Kisses for me!

Delicious breakfast casserole! Yum!

Delicious breakfast casserole! Yum!

This. Was. Amazing!

This. Was. Amazing!

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There was some miscommunication with the Haley’s crew and us as we thought we were having Thanksgiving lunch afterwards on Saturday, but it got moved to Sunday. But Grandma Haley still offered to take Kensli for the night. And when either grandparents offer to babysit for a night, we usually don’t object. We don’t get adult nights too often, and I was ready for one.

We came home and decided to go see the Hunger Games movie!!!  It has been awhile since I have seen a movie in the theatre without children present. So I was more than excited about this event. It was really good!! I highly recommend it, especially for those who have read the books. Watching the movie, I realized two things:
1) I need to re-read the books. There were a lot of things I forgot, but that tends to happen when I read the books when the original movie came out…last year.
2) I maybe slightly obsessed with Katniss/Jennifer Lawrence. She is fabulous in the movie! And soooo incredibly gorgeous! Her make up was A-mazing and her clothes to die for! Her dress on the talk show…. seriously… what a wedding gown that would be! I found myself envious of her during the movie, trying to figure out her make up, her hair, how they pinned it up in such a cute way. She may have had a bad hand dealt to her, but she looked damn good during it!

The weekend ended with Thanksgiving at the in-laws. Both my sister-in-laws came down to his parents house, their aunt and uncle, and Jason’s cousin came. Lunch was a huuuuge success and I was miserably full. I actually couldn’t eat for over 4 hours! Which as of the last month or two, is unheard of. I’m hungry at the least, every 2 hours!!! We had to pick up Broden at 4 and took the kids straight to the movie theatre where my parents and cousin’s were waiting to go see Frozen. Jason and I came home to pick up our house… because it was a disaster.

Sorry I have no pictures to share of Sunday… I slacked. I need to start remembering to take pictures so I can share on the blog! But I get so caught up in talking and chill-axing with everyone, I forget to bust out a camera or my phone! I promise… I’ll start getting better. And I’m currently waiting on some pictures from a few other people… This post will get more interesting once I add the others! :)

So what all did you do? Did you face the crowds for some amazing deals, stay in and relax, or work? Or all three???

 

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