Last week, it was all about time… time spent with family, time spent thinking about what matters most, and time together doing the things we love most AKA eating!
This year, we stayed home for the holiday weekend, basking in the few weekends of quietness we have during the craziness of Christmas, and I can’t lie, it was AMAZING.
To jump start our week of family fun, we went to dinner at Burger Fi
, which is a new fast casual restaurant in Brentwood… then we ended up at Tom and Julie’s house for a fun night of playing with their bunny [AKA the girls’ new best friend]
and their outside fireplace. We were JUST about to head home, when in comes Carson, screaming and blood running down her chin… of course my wild one had fallen into their train table so it was off to Vandy Children’s Hospital. Thankfully, Caroline was able to have a sleepover with JuJu, which she LOVED, and we were able to take Little Bit to get taken care of… the ER staff was amazing and we were so pleased that no stitches were necessary, only some Derma Blond to make sure she didn’t have a scar… never a dull moment with that one! Needless to say, we decided to stay in Nashville for the weekend, and take it easy since our girls were worn out from such an “adventure”.
The next two days, we got out all our holiday decorations and started watching all the classic Christmas movies we adore. Sunday evening, the girls headed to Mimi and Pappy’s house and Jeff and I had a date night, complete with dinner and drinks out and watching The Mockingjay movie!!
The next day, our dear Gran and Papa came over for a visit so I could get some Sugar Bit work knocked out and of course bring the girls goodies! We even got to celebrate Papa’s 75th birthday… such a special day for our family.
Wednesday came quickly and Jeff and I took the day off to get started on our Christmas shopping fun! We headed to the mall, scoped out Santa Claus, and made our way through stores so we could make our list for St. Nick…
Thanksgiving morning started off with me tearing up the kitchen in preparation for homemade cranberry sauce
and my go-to sweet potato casserole
. Thankfully, both came out perfectly this year and we were on our way to Aunt Shell and Pattie’s house for the celebrations! We stuffed ourselves, naturally, and spent most of the day outside since it was almost 70 degrees… loads of cornhole playing, wagon rides around their house, and a late afternoon fire made it a wonderful day!
Needless to say, my little turkeys were so excited [and on a sugar high from all the desserts] so naptime passed us by and they were out quietly once we headed home that night.
Mimi and I were up at the crack of dawn for Black Friday shopping! Our little tradition that we both enjoy so very much… my best shopping partner! We definitely scored some major good deals, racked up a few “necessities” for ourselves, and crossed some names off our lists that day!
That night, Jeff and I took the girls to Puckett’s Boat House
for seafood because we were over the turkey and dressing routine.
Saturday was a relaxing day and we took the girls to Jumpstreet
for indoor trampoline fun… basically, a way for us to let them run wild prior to naptime and get out some of that built-up energy due to the rain that took over Nashville through the weekend.
Finally, Sunday came and we did the normal routine of church, the grocery store, and then Caroline and I spent the afternoon at Target shopping for our Christmas Tree Angels… one of our most favorite holiday traditions!!
Cheers to a fabulously fun AND family-oriented Thanksgiving… hope yours was memorable, too!