Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving weekend recap

Thanksgiving was spent at my Aunt and Uncle’s house with the rest of our family. My Aunt did a wonderful job preparing dinner like she always does and making everything nice for all of us. I was definitely counting the things I have to be thankful for and appreciating the time spent with loved ones. There is nothing in the world like it.

Ready for Thanksgiving dinner!

Mom by the fireplace...I seriously wish my uncle could build one just like this for me

Friday, I avoided Black Friday “doorbuster” shopping at all costs and headed out later on the afternoon to make a return. I picked up a few things and got some cute jewelry at New York & Company for 50% off. Target had a few DVDs on special and I really wanted to see Grown Ups when it was in the theater, so I picked that up.

Friday night, my mom and I went to her church to see a local production of the musical Hairspray. I loved both versions of the movie (one from the 80’s and the recent one) and was looking forward to seeing it played out live. For local theatre, it was fabulous. The actors had great voices, did a nice job performing and the crowd loved it. It was a lot more entertaining than I even expected.

Playbill for Hairspray

Saturday was another “mom and me” day. We went to a holiday craft fair at Willows Mansion. The estate is beautiful. When we walked in, it felt like we were transported to a Christmas wonderland. They had everything from country to whimsical decorations. After the craft fair, we went to Cupcakes Gourmet for a treat and then headed home. Once we got back in our area, we went to Applebee’s for dinner.

Willows Mansion

Pretty display outside the mansion at the craft fair

Sunday was spent relaxing at home and organizing. I did a ton of filing and getting rid of old catalogs and magazines. It’s amazing how that stuff accumulates. Later in the afternoon I watched Vanilla Sky and spent the evening curled up on the couch with some magazines and tea.

I hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving!


BroncoMom said...

We did and thank you for sharing yours.
Happy Monday!

Lindsey said...

What a great holiday, and that mansion is AMAZING!

Melissa said...

I'm glad you had a nice holiday weekend!

Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog! we're very excited! :)

Gwen said...

I have missed you so much!!! I was going to send you an email but I know you're busy and didn't want to bother you too much.

What a fabulous weekend!!! We picked up some movies from Target too!!! I love their 2 day sale every year!!! Hairspray is such a good movie and I'm glad you had a great time seeing it with your mom. So happy you had a fabulous Thanksgiving and need your uncle to build you that fireplace.

Love you girl!!! XOXO

Anonymous said...

sounds wonderful Jules! I hope your work has let up for you :-)

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Why do I feel like I haven't visited your blog in forever! Looks like you had a great Turkey day weekend!! So jealous of all your mom and me time....that's probably what I miss the most. Never take it for granted!

Amy said...

Sounds like you had a great holiday.. We did too.. Have a wonderful day..

Linda said...

Fun! I love a holiday craft fair!

Natalie said...

Glad your holiday was wonderful. I love craft fairs!

MCW said...

Your Thanksgiving dinner looks so cozy!!! Glad you had a good weekend!

Meghan said...

What a beautiful Thanksgiving table! It looks like you had the perfect holiday, filled with family, food and shopping!

Laura Darling said...

This sounds like the greatest weekend!!

Also, love the picture of the fireplace! So cozy! My dad made our first fire of the season the other night and I was so happy!

Kassie said...

That tablescape is gorgeous!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! You deserve it :) And that estate - WOW! Super stunning.

Great pic of your mom by the fire!