I figured I would back it up to last week–holidays make me get my days ALL confused! Joe was super busy working and I was super busy working, so we were SUPER excited to get out on an impromptu date night Wednesday night. I brought the kids to my dad and step-mom’s, and thought Joe would have to work late, but we were pleasantly surprised when he was finished in time for a dinner date! We went to a local restaurant and dined on delicious fish meals, shared oysters & bacon wrapped shrimp.
Thursday we were going to go hunting, I had all my clothes ready to go washed in the “dirt soap”! However, mother nature was not playing. It was really windy and pouring at 5am when we would be gettin ready to go. So we had a rather chill morning. I had time to do hair and makeup uninterrupted! I even had the Macy’s Day Parade on…it was nice to not have to rush and get everyone ready and take my time.
We drove to my dad’s and were more than ready to see everyone!
The turkey was on point! They brined it over night and it was just perfect. I think it rang in around 19/20 lbs?!
We enjoyed all the sides, pies, drinks and things. We were all in bed by 9 pm, which seems to be fairly normal around here. #IamOld.
Friday I checked in here and there on some Black Friday deals, but I had ZERO desire to go out and fight crowds. I did however have this insane urge to clean and purge all the things!! It would start in one room and then take me to another–I have bags and boxes to donate (toys from when they were wee babes!) and the play room is cleaned for our upcoming cookie party. The kids also helped vacuum and wash the windows. They wanted to to decorate but I wouldn’t let us until we cleaned and took care of our current situation.
Saturday we cleaned some more! Laundry, tidying and organizing, along with a huge grocery shop, by the afternoon we were ready to hang up some holiday decor. For dinner I made Chicken French for the very first time! (It’s one of my favorite meals!) I have been intimidated by it, not sure why, but our sitter Keegan made this before for us after returning home from a trip. Her recipe was simple and not complex whatsoever. It was delish! I even did some artichoke hearts as well. Kids love their butter noodles.
Sunday Joe’s alarm went off at 4:30 to go hunting. I decided to stay up after making him breakfast and work on the blog.
After hunting, we shopped for our tree!
The weather was ice/rain/snow and we were grateful to grab a tree and go!
Getting a tree has always been one of my favorite traditions, even when I was a kid. If it snowed on the day we were getting our tree, I always loved it just a little more! It was a perfect day for it.
After watching the 49ers vs the Ravens Game (still not talking about it) I decided to start some holiday baking!
Joe wanted to make his famous Roast Beef (I call it that, not him haha!) and who am I to deny my man to cook for me? It came out just delicious and we had that with some steamed broccoli and I threw some biscuits in for the kids & Joe.
Somehow we still managed to decorate the entire tree before 8pm. The kids really had fun (mostly Brooke) hanging the ornaments. Bradley loves just staring at it and dancing/running around of course.
And that takes us to Sunday night where I’m currently sitting by the fire, typing this here blog post. I am excited for a busy and fun week ahead!
How was your weekend?