Wow, I can’t believe Thanksgiving has come and gone! I’m 100% ready for Christmas festivities to start!
So lets back up to the beginning of my Thanksgiving celebrations on Tuesday night: Friendsgiving # 1. This Friendsgiving was with friends from our apartment.
It was a nice way to start off the holiday a bit early! We contributed these cornbread muffins. The recipe called for Himalayan salt, but I think we added a bit too much. Boo! The rest of the spread was delicious.
On Thanksgiving day, the real fun began! We signed up for a 5k Turkey Trot with Scott’s sisters weeks ago, but as the day approached, we definitely were having second thoughts. Even though it was a bit chilly and hilly, we all finished!
After hitting up Starbucks, we all headed to Scott’s parent’s house to shower and feast! As always, they hosted a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Later that night, I surprised myself and headed out two separate times to hit up Black Friday sales. We live way too close to the Outlets.
Friday, we had the pleasure of hosting Ms. Brooklyn for a sleepover at our place. We had grand plans to head to the trolley museum to meet Santa, but she was a bit under the weather. Instead, we ate soup, watched Disney classics (Mulan and Pocahontas!!!) and colored anything and everything. Honestly, it was perfect!
And when you don’t have paper, use paper bags 🙂
After saying goodbye to sweet little Brooklyn, we headed to a friends 1st birthday celebration! He is the sweetest little boy! We left the party a bit early because we had to run home and prepare for Friendsgiving #2 that I was hosting. We swung by Costco for pre-cooked rotisserie chickens and mac’ n cheese (lifesavers) then came home and whipped up some gluten-free cornbread muffins. They were much better than our first attempt.
Scott helped me decorate our apartments Great Room to make it a bit more Thanksgiving-themed (they already have it decorated for Christmas!). My friends arrived around 6. We had a delicious spread of both traditional and unique Thanksgiving food! It was a nice time catching up with everyone!
Today, I tagged along with Scott’s fam to cut down their Christmas tree.
I love this tradition of scouting out the perfect tree and taking turns sawing it down as a family! I can’t wait to cut down my own one day!
Whew, that was a lot! I was definitely super busy the past few days, but it was worth it.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!