Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Weekend

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! I cannot believe how quickly the holiday flew by. Here is a recap of our holiday in photos!

Thursday
We spent turkey day in Winston this year with Matt's family. He has a large family so it is always so great to see everyone in one place! After a delicious meal we headed to his grandparents house down the road to decorate their home for Christmas!
 {most of the cousins - missing a few!}
Black Friday
 Let me just say that Black Friday turned out completely opposite as I had planned. For the past week, I have had a very detailed shopping plan of attack consisting of World Market, Crate & Barrel, Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn and more. Well that all changed when Matt and I decided to scratch our shopping plans and start a new project - building {this} farmhouse dining table for our new home. So we spent a majority of our Black Friday shopping at Home Depot.
While Matt was hard at work, I decided to cook a little {16 lb} turkey for ourselves. This was the first time I ever cooked a turkey so I was a little nervous. With the help an incredible brine recipe {here} our turkey turned out delicious!

Saturday
 Saturday we spent most of the day watching football, specifically Ohio State vs. Michigan and Florida vs. Florida State. Both Matt and I were pretty happy with both of our teams. Later we had 3 other couples over for a game night. We played my favorite game in the world, "things..." If you don't already own this, I highly suggest asking Santa for it.
 
 
Sunday
 Sunday we went Christmas tree shopping at a small lot at the end of our street. For the past 3 years we have ended up with a "Charlie Brown" style Christmas tree since our living room was so tiny. But now that we are in our new house with much taller ceilings, we sprung for an 8 foot tree! More details and pictures to come in a separate post on our tree and Christmas decorations around the house.
 
Stay tuned for a fabulous giveaway tomorrow...
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21 comments:

  1. I didn't think about the size of your last place and having a tree. WOW!! I bet you're STOKED!! We use my pencil tree I brought into the marriage. It fits nice in the space that we have but I can't wait to get a real house and have a real tree too!!

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  2. i love that table. I bet it was much more affordable then buying from the store :)
    Post how it turns out!

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  3. Some friends of ours introduced us to The Game of Things a year or so ago and it is a huge favorite of ours as well! :)

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  4. LOVE that table! I am sure that yall built it MUCH cheaper than what you could have bought it for, ha! Can't wait to see how it looks in your NEW home :)

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  5. Perfect weekend! Love your Thanksgiving outfit.

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  6. I love things! Such a great game! Sounds like an amazing holiday!

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  7. CANNNOT Wait to see the decorations and xmas tree. I also cannot wait for Santa to bring me "Things." Travis already said he couldn't wait to play again :)

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  8. What a perfect weekend!!

    I love Game of Things. It's a blast!

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  9. What a fun weekend! My husband went to School of the Arts in Winston. Lots of fun memories in that city:)

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  10. Love the table, except for one little detail....I don't like the cross bracing piece of wood at the end of the table. That wood is shin height and it prevents a person from having any leg room. It interferes with the ability to pull the chair up to the table and have leg and foot space for your legs. I hate getting my shins banged up on the wood the entire meal.

    I sat at a table just like this at a restaurant and was miserable the entire time.

    Can your husband change the design of how the table is braced for stability?

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  11. i own THAT farm table from RH (no we did not make it) #notascoolasyouandmatt #wesuck

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  12. Sounds like a perfect holiday weekend, and I'm so anxious to try this game. I love game nights with the family. :)

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  13. You had a fabulous weekend lady! I cannot wait to see your new table in your new house! I love, love that you diy'ed it.

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  14. Wow, Christina, did you make that gorgeous pie? It looks beautiful AND delicious! My best friends & our significant others always play "things..." at gatherings. Such a hilarious game!

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  15. this looks like one super fun, jam packed weekend!!!! makes me wish the holidays lasted WAY longer just because there is so much to do

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  16. What a great weekend. You accomplished so much.

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  17. So glad you guys had a fantastic weekend! Happy Belated Turkey Day! Have yet to cook my first turkey and am completely terrified.

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  18. I can't wait for you to post pictures of how that table turned out. My father in law builds us stuff all the time! I love "home made" things like that!

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  19. Tell us what you're loving right now! Also, any Christmas cookie recipe recommendations??

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  20. I LOVE your door wreath. Where oh where did you get it?!

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  21. GREAT farm table! Looks fabulous!!!!

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