Monday, November 30, 2015

Thanksgiving Weekend

Hello again! 
Last week we started our Thanksgiving celebrations early, and left here Monday night to head home. Abel and I both skipped class Tuesday in order to go home early and spend as much time with our families as we could since we had to be back up here on Friday. I'm so glad we got that extra time home. Monday night we got in late so we went straight to bed.
 Tuesday was filled with relaxing and hanging out by the fire with my family. That's the time I love the most. Tuesday night we had our first Thanksgiving. My family from Napa was in town so we had a dinner with (some of) my mom's side of the family. I always love getting together with this group and we had a great time seeing my aunt, uncles, and cousins, as well as my brothers. 
Wednesday we spent relaxing again (can you see a theme?) and doing a little shopping with my mom. My mom made an impromptu traditional turkey dinner Wednesday evening (she's the best!) which was great. 
Wednesday night we went to the only bar in our little town, and that was interesting. My brother told me that the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is always really busy with the younger crowd (my age) so we thought we'd check it out. Oh my goodness it was like a high school reunion. I was honestly dreading it because there aren't many people from high school I actually still keep in touch with (or want to). It wasn't that bad though. I got to see some classmates I enjoyed talking to, and the rest of the time was spent with my best friends and our boyfriends. Haha. We won't be making it a yearly thing but it was interesting to experience once. 
Thursday started bright and early at my house. This year my mom and I decided to try something entirely different-a Thanksgiving brunch. We figured it would be so much easier and we wouldn't have to worry about coordinating with other families of our significant others for dinner times. It turned out so good! In fact, so good that I forgot to take pictures before everyone dug in (#bloggerfail). In reality my aunt, uncle, and cousins stopped by and I was too busy talking to them to stop and take pictures! It was SO good though. On the menu was: 
  • Breakfast burrito bar with ham, sausage gravy, eggs, bacon, and all the fixins
  • The BEST apple pancake (the one picture I took)
  • Fresh fruit and veggies

We were really happy with how it turned out and are thinking of making it a tradition. 
That afternoon we had Thanksgiving at Abel's house with his family. I love spending time with his family and Thanksgiving was no exception. We had a great time, all before falling asleep around 8 or 9.  
We left early Friday morning to come back to Santa Rosa. I had to work (#RetailProbs) but I'm happy to say I survived my first Black Friday! It actually wasn't horrible, but waking up at 4am Saturday to work again was.
We had a great trip home and I'm so glad we got to spend Thanksgiving with our families. Hope you all had a great one too!

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