Monday, November 29, 2010

Holiday: Success

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  Ours was really nice...

We spent every night of the week at Jonathan's parents house hanging out with his family (his sister & her fam came in town).  Having the three kids around (age 9, 7, & 3) is always so fun.  They're entertaining even when they're just doing their own thing - but they also really like to play with us.  So throughout the week, there was a little bit of everything: charades, fishing, puzzles, games, music, movies, microscope viewing, football watching, eating, drinking - it was all quite merry.

Thanksgiving itself was nice.  The weather was crazy (really rainy/stormy, and then went from 75 degrees to 30 in a couple hours), so we were sort of stuck inside all day.  But it was ok - we played with the kids, cooked, drank, played Clue (the adults, that is, not the kids, ahem), watched football - and then ate our delicious meal around 5:30.  The food was awesome - my mother in law has definitely mastered the art of the Thanksgiving meal.  All in all, a great day.

Friday night we went for a nice dinner with Jonathan's sister & brother in law before they left Memphis the next morning.  And then the rest of the weekend was pretty low key: watched a lot of football on Saturday, went to see The Tillman Story Saturday night and might or might not have snuck frozen yogurt into the theatre to eat while watching it (a shining moment of adulthood, for sure).

And Sunday - glorious Sunday - officially kicked off the Christmas season in my book.  (As if the first Sunday in Advent isn't enough confirmation, anyway.)  So that means Christmas music!  Christmas decorations!  Nog!  Christmas cookies!  Parties!  The most wonderful time of year!  This little beauty was erected on Sunday as well...
Did you guys have good Thanksgivings?  Did Christmas season also kick off for you following turkey day?

4 comments:

Sarah said...

Nice tree! Glad to hear you had a lovely Thanksgiving. I did too. I agree that Christmas season kicks off the weekend after Thanksgiving. I'm headed to my first holiday party of the season on Friday. Tacky Christmas sweaters here we come.

b|rad said...

Tell me more about the Tillman Story. I am assuming it's the story of Pat leaving the Cardinals and joining the Army? I just finished the book about him, "Where men win glory" by Jon Krakauer. Great read. Do you recommend the movie?

Jackie said...

b/rad - I don't know what all the book touches on... But the movie is about Pat Tillman's death in Afghanistan and the sort of govn't conspiracy around the whole thing. It's a documentary produced by his family who wanted the truth to be known. I enjoyed it...but I'm sort of a nerd about conspiracy stuff & documentaries.

LB said...

That tree looks awesome! Is Mingo going to rail over it if you open the door?!