Monday, December 2, 2013

TWTW - Thanksgiving Edition

Our weekend was spent upstate at Lori & Jack's. They have the perfect Thanksgiving house. 
This is a long one, so get comfortable. 
My dogs know it as Dog Disney. They can run free and scamper through the woods. Geege especially considers it a grand adventure. This was Mae's first time there and she did really well even though it was too cold for her to go on long walks.
Me, Debbie, MFD & our dogs arrived on Wednesday. Thursday my other aunt and uncle and my cousin arrived.
We had a great meal with fabulous food. Stuffed doesn't cover it. Lori, Perry and I decided to walk the dogs in the woods.
1 - Unfortunately we found out Perry's shoes were made of wax paper.
2 - He fell. A lot. When the pictures are blurry, it's because I am bent over shaking from laughing so hard.
3 - He tried four times, then
4 - Slid backwards into a tree and broke it in half.
5 - Finally made it up the hill
6 - Only to fall on the trail. This is obviously him getting up. When he was laid out like Randy in A Christmas Story, I also fell to my knees because I was laughing so hard. That's how we roll in my family. As long as no one gets hurt falling is funny.
Friday we made our way around to a bunch of small businesses for our annual Sleigh Ride - we use two cars, walkie talkies, and eleventy billion F bombs.
Saturday was coffee, lunch in Montrose, playing outside with the dogs, college football (holler, Auburn) and more lounging. It was heavenly.
We were home early Sunday. I raked leaves and decorated inside for Christmas, one of my most hated things to do. So much lugging of so much shit up and down stairs.
So why not add to it with other heavy lifting projects?
1 - Our bed as it was
2 & 3 - our bed as it is now, soon to be replaced with a king sized bed. HALLELUJAH.
4 - And I decided to rip the office apart to change it into a closet room, so all the shit from the office is laying willy nilly around one of the spare rooms. This will drive me to the brink of insanity knowing this mess exists upstairs. I should have the office mostly done in a week or two. Hold steady, fragile self.
1 - I made turkey stock out of the frozen carcass in the downstairs freezer, then I turned it into turkey soup. I also used the stock in the savory oatmeal I made for this week's breakfasts.
2 - Dinner was wild basmati rice, veggies, and chicken marinated in light sesame dressing.

I also did seven loads of laundry, watched Ghost Busters, and popped advil like it was candy after all the heavy lifting I did during the day. MFD got home and looked at me like I was insane which, clearly, I am.

All of those things 
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It's December. Amazing. Where does the time go and all that jazz, even though 2013 is not a year I'll be sad to see go.
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  1. Boy, that looks like an amazing Thanksgiving. What a beautiful place!

    I said I was going to decorate for Christmas on Sunday, but I just didn't. I hate decorating too. I just put up the stuff I had already brought upstairs earlier in the week lol.

    Glad you had a good holiday!

  2. hahahaah! i'm so glad i'm not the only one who laughs when people trip or fall or hurt themselves. this is why we are friends forever.

    and that turkey stock !! please come to my house and cook for me. i also love your christmas decorations! so festive. my decorating got derailed because well, my husband didn't feel like doing it and i have no desire to do it either so i made him promise to do it next weekend!

    glad you enjoyed your holiday

    Vodka and Soda

  3. looks like you had a fabulous weekend! and those pugs look about as tired as my pugs were after all the excitement ha. I started Christmas decorating a bit too - but agree that it is definitely a pain in the ass getting everything out!
    -- jackie @ jade and oak

  4. Waxed paper shoes... hahahahahahaha!
    I HOPE to get my sorry ass around to decorating today; unfortunately, vacuuming is a prerequisite duty and we all know how I feel about that!
    LOVE MFD's hat!

  5. can't believe it's December already. sounds like a great Thanksgiving weekend. couldn't be happier that Auburn beat Bama!!!

  6. Hola, December! I too am not sad to see 2013 heading out the door. Hope it doesn't get kicked in the ass on the way out! Pugapalooza pics are my favorite! They are too cute! I am glad my family isn't the only family that is evil and laughs at the expensive of others who fall. You know, as long as no one is seriously injured. If there is injury, we wait a year before we laugh about it haha. :)

    I was unaware that you were an Auburn fan. Despite that huge flaw, we can still be friends. I just don't think traffic cone orange is flattering on anyone.

  7. I love all the pics in the woods and the sleigh ride sounds exactly like how it would go with my fam :) glad you had a good weekend and seriously how the F is it december!!

  8. that really is dog disney! what gorgeous property. so funny about him falling, glad he wasn't hurt haha. love the christmas decorations! love making soup out of the carcass. so good.

  9. I'm exhausted just reading about all the fun you had!

    I loved your bee bee gun picture on Instagram this weekend too, it made me laugh. :)

  10. I loved watching all the events unfold on the IG! Looks like another great TWTW for the books! The pics of the pugs assed out are so flipping cute. I want to meet them!! And snuggle them!

    Obsessed with those ceramic trees, the house looks beautiful! All the muscle aches paid off <3

  11. That is THE most amazing Thanksgiving house, outside and in! I am so interested to see your closet room...

  12. OMG Dog Disney! So adorable, I love it. I can't believe you used walkie talkies, that's hilarious. And I also can't believe you're surviving with the office mess. I'm sure it's eating away at your soul. Stay strong!

  13. Great pictures! I'm glad Maisel had a good first visit to the Dog Disney!

  14. Beautiful weekend. Wish I could've been there for the great "falling" adventure! Love the decorations.
    Can't believe it's December already!
    Happy the weather will be in the 50's all week.
    Love your MOMMA

  15. The tree are gorgeous! I love the little family photo of y'all with the pups, even though Maisel is not impressed.

    I even laughed at the photo series...maybe y'all could buy him those ice shoes for Christmas!!

    Glad you had a great time - and already have all your decorations up!

  16. That is a lot of dogs! Ha! Looks like they had fun! So glad you had a nice Thanksgiving. It looks like a great place to spend it. Love the Christmas decorations. I need to get on that.

  17. Oh my gosh, I'm seriously in love with that house. It looks so cozy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! So. Many. DOGGIES!!!!!!! :D :D :D I had to laugh at the literal photo bomb... I have a picture like that, too. It's like really? You have to shit right here right now?! haha Dude. People falling is HILARIOUS. I even laugh at myself when I fall. That shit never gets old!!!!! 7 loads of laundry?! I think I have had that amount laying on our table for at least a week. It's clean I just hate folding and hanging. sorrynotsorry

  18. The weekend goes down in the books as the best, so many happy and fun memories. Will never get old Perry slip, sliding away. Your decorations look fabulous as does the new bed arrangement. Your welcome for cementing the need for a king size bed and artificial tree.

  19. looks like a great Thanksgiving!

  20. Those outdoor photos are amazing! What a beautiful place. The falling down series? Hilarious! I wasn't even there and I'm laughing out loud! I love that you used walkie talkies! So fun! I hate decorating too. I love it when it's done, but man it's a lot of work. I skipped about half of our stuff this year, mostly because I just didn't feel up to it, but also, because it was easy to blame it on safeguarding from the kittens.


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