Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend Update

To tell you about my Thanksgiving weekend, I'll use pictures to illustrate what has been an amazing few days. Here are just a few of the highlights:

From left to right:

Top Row:

1. Thanksgiving! My friends Jesse and Jim joined us since they are far from home. It was so fun to have them with us. And the food, my gosh, the food! I'll be right back, I have to see if I have anymore leftovers in the fridge...
2. This is my entry in our gingerbread house competition. Due to a complete lack of good taste and voter fraud I tied for third.
3. My nephew with his entry. He's the one I tied with.

Middle Row:

4. Brian won first place. I feel the need to mention here that I am sensing a conspiracy since Brian also won our Peep diorama competition this year with his Simpsons diorama. It's the Year of Brian in our family, that's for sure.
5. My sister and I met up at 5:15 in the morning the next day for some Black Friday shopping. We had a system: the moment we got there, I got a cart and went to the back of the line while Katherine shopped. Eventually she took over for me while I shopped. When I was at the very end of the line with a long wait ahead of me, a guy a couple people behind me was looking at a diet pill display near us. He said, "If I started taking these now, I could be a whole new man by the time I get to the front." I wish I could say it was worth it, but several of the things we wanted were already gone (grumble grumble grumble)....
6. We saw Harry Potter later that day but had to kill time getting hot chocolate after the showing we wanted to go to was sold out. Spoiler alert about the Harry Potter movie: It was really really good.

Bottom Row:

7, 8, 9. Had a family party today with the other side of the family. Some quotes from that party:

"My doctor said, 'if you take cold medicine you'll get better in about seven days. If you take nothing you'll be better in about a week.'" - Eric

After another uncle told me he reads my blog, my aunt said:

Kris: "Don't anybody say anything, it'll end up in the blog tonight."
Me: "Hang on, I'm writing this down."

In conclusion, it's been a good few days. I felt post holiday blues set in around 5:00 on Thanksgiving, but I'm trying to remind myself that Christmas is just around the corner. I just love holidays.

And try not to be too jealous of this, but I got a phone call from my boss today telling me that due to the heating system in our office building being broken, we will not have to work on Monday while they're fixing it. FIVE day weekend! It's a Thanksgiving miracle!

But enough about me, how was your weekend?


Katherine said...

My weekend was awesome!! I love being home with the fam! And HP7 really was excellent. Never thought I'd say that about one of the HP movies... I am WAY jealous of you not having to work on Monday. I'm definitely getting post-holiday blues and am not ready for the rat race again!! But, like you said, not much longer until Christmas! According to my countdown clock: 26 days, 17 hours!!

lizzie mc.- said...

Love that you brought to guy friends...Was it to keep your options open not let either get the wrong idea ;-D

Elizabeth Downie said...

Haha, Lizzie, it wasn't so they'd get the wrong idea. They're room mates so they're a package deal. ;) They're both great guys!

Mary Burnette said...

Bill wanted me to post this for him: He agrees with the conspiracy theory. He knows he was completely robbed on the peep live action merry-go-round diorama.

Linda said...

It was a great weekend with all of our family. It is rare to get so many of our family together at the same time - all of our children and grandchildren and most of David's family. That's the best part of the holidays. And did I mention the turkey?!

~ Malissa ~ said...

What an awesome holiday weekend!! But man, I can sure see why you got 3rd and Brian won first place!! Just Kidding!! I really like your marshmallow walls...reminds me of something off of Elf. "I passed through the seven levels of the Candy Cane forest, through the sea of swirly twirly gum drops, and then I walked through the Lincoln Tunnel."

For Thanksgiving this year, I...had dinner with a family in Alpine, played dodgeball for 3-hours, went to one of my missionary companion's bridal shower & wedding, went to my friend's pre-mission Temple Session, watched Elf, worked on homework for endless hours, and slept. It was great!