Another year is almost gone, can you believe it is DECEMBER?! I can’t. I would normally post my November family favorites today, but that can wait until tomorrow! I just want to catch everyone up on what we’ve been up to. I decided not to blog at all last week, since I was off work Thursday & Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday, and I figured I could use the first three days to get some holiday shopping done. (Especially since I was working a split shift at work, go in at noon, leave at 9) Well, on Monday the Ferguson grand jury report was released… and I am glad I decided to take a week off blogging BEFORE that happened, because I wouldn’t have had a choice anyway. We had sent one of our reporters to Missouri, and lets just say I left waaaaaaaay after 9pm for the week!
I was so exhausted and relieved to get to Thursday! I treated myself to a blowout at Just Air, which is ALWAYS worth it. (I need to do that more often!) Then we were off to my brother-in-law’s house, since they host Thanksgiving. It was a great night, even though Miss Mila was a serious grouch, since we had to wake her from her nap to leave. Every year, we set up our camera on the tripod, and since we have a remote clicker… we can get the WHOLE family in for a picture. It’s the best. Donnie and I bring our camera and tripod to a lot of big parties/events to do this, and the pictures always turn out awesome!
On Friday, we just relaxed. We went to Home Depot to pick up our Christmas tree.. and Donnie had to go into the store for a few things… BIG mistake. They had these GIANT bears there for Black Friday. As soon as we spotted them, the kids and I ran over and picked out our new bear. Donnie tried to stop us, but it was 3 against 1. Best 30 bucks I’ve ever spent. Friday night we made cookies, played Christmas music, and decorated the tree. It was perfect!
On Saturday, the boys went camping for a night, so Mila and I were on our own. We played outside, went to Trader Joe’s, and did laundry. I loved it. On Sunday my men came home and we went out to lunch so I could hear all about their very first camping adventure. It was a wonderful 4 days off.
I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving! Now the whirlwind known as December is here… enjoy the ride!