Thanksgiving Weekend Recap

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Happy Monday, kids! Welcome back to real life! If you are anything like me, it’s been a real struggle to get back in the swing of things after the long, lazy weekend of gluttonous consumption. (I’m wearing pants with an elastic waistband today, just in case anyone was wondering.) I haven’t really been expected to accomplish anything since last Tuesday, so dealing with “responsibilities” today has been a challenge.

On Wednesday, I spent most of the day baking. I had every intention of doing more than baking, but apparently I am a bad judge of how long it takes me to do things. I honestly believed I would get up early, bake until about lunchtime and then have the rest of the day to do other things. HA. I baked cookies, pies, and pumpkin rolls for a solid twelve hours. TWELVE HOURS. (It would have taken me longer if I hadn’t talked Mr. B and Tyler into icing the cookies for me.)Β When I was done, I wasn’t up for anything that didn’t involve wine and my couch.


Thursday was spent bouncing around Western Pennsylvania and consuming excessive amounts of turkey, ham, sweets, and wine. Our first stop was Mr. B’s mom’s house for a full feast with her family, followed by a quick visit to Mr. B’s dad’s side of the family. We didn’t have time to eat there, but we wanted to pop in and wish everyone a happy Thanksgiving before heading to my dad’s house for turkey dinner number two. We stuffed ourselves silly for the second time that day, and my dad got to spend some time quality time with his “grandpuppy”.


Friday and Saturday were spent eating leftovers and putting up Christmas decorations. Friday night, Mr. B and I went to Friendsgiving at Kristin’s house, where we ate and drank just as much as we had the day before, but with friends instead of family. It was a blast.

Late Saturday afternoon, Tyler and I found out that our great aunt had passed away. She played an important role in both of our lives when we were young, so her passing (while not unexpected) was pretty hard on us. To take our minds off of our feelings of grief and helplessness, Mr. B. suggested we try assembling the train set. We’d planned to wait for my dad to help us (since, really, he’s the only one who knows what he’s doing), but we agreed that having a project to keep our hands and minds busy was a good idea.


Saturday evening and Sunday morning were spent constructing a platform, setting up the tracks, and trying -unsuccessfully – to make the train work. My dad is coming for a visit next weekend to help us figure out what went wrong. Even though we weren’t successful in our endeavors, we did manage to distract ourselves from our pain, if only for a little while.

Yesterday afternoon, Mr. B and I took Tyler back to school. On our way home, we stopped at a Christmas tree farm to pick out and cut down our own tree.



We brought her home, covered her in tractors and Christmas cheer, and then enjoyed some popcorn and a cheesy holiday made-for-TV movie.



How was your holiday weekend? Did you get to spend quality time with your family and friends? Is anyone else feeling a little fluffy today?


  • aw, i’m sorry about your great aunt <3 i love that he suggested building a train to help though.
    i've never been to a christmas tree farm! i didn't know that was a thing, like that you can cut your own tree. how cool!

    • Thank you. It was so sweet of him, right??
      Cutting down the tree is such a cool experience, if you ever get a chance to do it you totally should!

  • sorry to hear about your great aunt dear. i have one i’m close with and i know how that would feel. i’m glad you got to distract yourself for a bit…your tree cutting looked so fun!
    on an unrelated note, is that a stir crazy popcorn maker? mine is my most treasured possession!

    • Thank you, it’s been tough but I’m getting through it.
      Yes it is. We love ours! It gets PLENTY of use in our house πŸ™‚

  • I’m sorry about your great aunt πŸ™ your tree looks great!!

  • Tree hunting in your town looks like the greatest experience ever. I’m coming up for this next year….and for some shine!

    • Yes, you must. I’ll show you how we do Christmas in the sticks πŸ™‚

  • Hoping to cut down my own tree next year- but first need to get a new apartment. πŸ™‚

    • It’s one of my favorite parts of Christmas! And now the house smells so piney and wonderful!

  • Your tree looks so purdy! I have yet to put ours up. It’s a fake though. haha πŸ™‚

    • Thanks! I bet fake is easier, less mess and hassle πŸ™‚