Hello blog world! I intended to get back a little sooner, but when I am gone for the weekend, especially as long a weekend as this one was, there is so much to do that it's hard to find time to blog. And since we don't live near our families, when we do go to visit them, I like to be there and not on the computer. Also, I apologize, because I still cannot find my camera, this post will lack fun pictures. So I'll try to keep it brief.
We headed up to northern kentucky after work on wednesday evening. We spent time with Derek's parents wednesday night. Thursday morning was spent getting ready for our thanksgiving feast. Derek's aunt and uncle, as well as his brother's family joined us for thanksgiving day. The food was so delicious, and spending time with family was wonderful. My nephews are growing up. Henry is almost 3 and is hilarious. I got to spend some quality time playing with him, as well as holding my little 6 month old nephew, Oliver. They are both too cute. We ate lunch in the early afternoon, watched football all day, ate leftovers again for dinner and hung out some more all evening. Rob, Corrie and the boys spent the night at Derek's parents house even though they live close by. It was fun to have a sleepover. We hung out pretty much all day Friday too. I didn't change out of my pajamas til 5:00. It was glorious.
Unfortunately, Derek's younger brother and his wife couldn't join us, because they live in Pennsylvania and she is due with her first baby tomorrow! We're keeping them in our prayers though. I can't wait to meet the newest nephew!
Also, we didn't end up doing any shopping this weekend. We thought about it, but we didn't have anything in particular that we needed to buy and weren't (and still aren't) sure what we are going to buy everyone. So we decided to hang out around the house with the family all day. The rest of the weekend was spent in similar fashion. We went to see Harry Potter on Saturday (loved it!) and got to see some friends as well, and by Saturday night we were back in Lexington.
On Sunday we finished putting up the last of our Christmas decorations and had a Thanksgiving dinner with a bunch of our friends. Another pot-luck style dinner where everyone brings a dish and we all feast. It was delish! My friends make great food. I'm so thankful for them.
All in all it was a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. Coming back to work has been tough, but luckily, I have this Friday off, so I'm almost halfway through the work week.
I'm gonna try to jump back into the 12 days of Christmas blogging challenge here soon! And I have appropriately Christmafied my blog. I'm 100% in the Christmas spirit!
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