Friday, November 26, 2010

Better Late than Never!

The day after Thanksgiving, my granddaddy, uncle, cousin Amy, and me, always trekk up the mountain and get our christmas trees. This year, though, it's been raining non-stop. So we aren't getting our tree today, but tomorrow! So look for that post soon :)

I had a wonderful thanksgiving with my family :) David and I spent the holidays apart this year (well, we have every year so that's no different haha!) with our individual families so he's at home in Athens. I'm glad I'll have this holiday season to spend with my family because next year, I'll hopefully have a job, but being at the bottom wrung and in a profession that has to work even through the holidays, I'm pretty sure I'll be spending mine in the hospital :( So I'm enjoying it while I can!

My family is all about traditions. And I love it. Every year, I get up and watch the Macy's Day Parade on tv. I love watching all the floats and hearing about them from Matt, Katie, and Al (no one else will do!!) My grandparents live right down the road from us, so about noon we all (being mom, me, and Marley) pile into the car and head over there to help finish fixing lunch!
*Okay, I'm sorry, but isn't Marley's sweater/scarf "ensemble" too cute??*

All I can say is that I dearly hope you're thanksgiving menu was as good as mine! My grandmother is the best cook and she can cook a mean turkey! (and sweet potato casserole, and stuffing, and broccoli and cheese, get the point, right? ha!) It was possibly the most delicious thanksgiving meal yet!

Marley *loves* my granddaddy.
I'm pretty sure the feeling is mutual:) This possibly might be why:

This was taken last year at Christmas, Marley was smart enough this year not to get caught sneaking turkey early ;)

We have yummy pies for dessert: pumpkin and pecan and a chocolate sheet cake that is to.die.for. No wonder I have to start working out every year after Thanksgiving! After lunch, we lounge around pretending that the tryptophan in the turkey is making us tired (did you read that article? We really don't eat enough to make us tired, darn it!) even though we know good and well it's just because we ate so much that now we become full and lazy. It's a wonderful feeling, really. Ha!

My cousins always go to their other grandparents house for thanksgiving dinner so I usually tag along. This year we had beef and vegetable stew with salad. And for dessert: banana pudding w/ cookies :) My favorite.

And what would a Thanksgiving post be without giving some thanks, right?
  • I'm so so so thankful for my family. They get on my nerves and drive me crazy, but I wouldn't be the person I am today without them! They always support me and I have such a strong-knit relationship with each one of them, I wouldn't trade it for the world!
  • I'm thankful for my fiance! It still seems weird seeing that word. I can't wait to see the man he will be in our marriage and I can't wait to see how we grow in our new relationship and where we will be 50 years from now!
  • I'm very thankful for my sweet Marley boy (yes, I'm one of "those" dog people ;) ). He is a pure momma's boy and that melts my heart. He doesn't want to sit with anyone but me, greet anyone but me, and be held by anyone but me. He gives sweet boy kisses and is so gentle-natured (but boy can he scare a booger out of the yard!) And bottom line is: no matter what, he loves me unconditionally. No.Matter.What.

There are thousands of other things I'm thankful for, but this post is getting pretty long. It looks to me like this Thanksgiving has been one for the books:) I hope yours was just as wonderful. Time to decorate for Christmas!

PS- here is my newest craft--
what do you think? It's a rosette headband and I got the idea from Jessica at love from texas. Go check her and her sweet babies out :)


Anonymous said...

Hey just get a job in the OR & as long as you aren't on call you won't hafta work. Just one of the many perks....another big one is your patients are asleep for most of the time hahaha

a life of color said...

Marley looks so precious in that sweater and scarf!!! I am glad to hear you had a wonderful T'giving with family!! I, like you, def. need to enjoy this holiday season because I will be working next year as well :(