How about a quick Thanksgiving recap? Sounds delightful, eh?
Wednesday we went over to Harding’s campus and took photos for our (yes, you guessed it!) Christmas cards, then spent the day with my dad’s family. We went to an area-wide-church service that night and saw several of our friends from college which was so much fun! Always great to catch up with people we haven’t seen in such a long time. My family teased me for knowing everyone, but I mean c’mon, I went to school there for 4 years, all my professors are still in town, lots of our friends stuck around after graduation and I worked there all 4 summers so I know plenty of the local kids who are now local adults. 🙂 Anyway, it was great fun.
Thursday was full of delicious food and wonderful down time (something we have been severely lacking lately).
The delicious pumpkin parfaits that we made. 1 package sugar free vanilla instant pudding and 1 1/2 cups unsweetened almond milk mixed together. Add in 1/3 cup pumpkin puree plus 1 tsp of pumpkin pie spice for that pumpkiny flavor. Then layer with crushed graham crackers, sugar free cool whip and pecans!
Friday was lots of wonderful black Friday shopping. Definitely got a bit of Christmas shopping done! 🙂 Then Friday night was Christmas with Christopher’s brother, Michael and his wife, Katy!
One of many great things about Christopher’s family is that they all own dogs which means Oreo has plenty of friendly fur-cousins to play with! 🙂
Saturday we spent most of the day in the ER and then hospital. Christopher’s cousin has a kidney stone and a kidney infection to boot. She was in pretty bad condition when we took her to the ER that morning (very dehydrated). Anyway, it was sad to see her so unwell, but we ladies had some good bonding time sitting around with her at the ER/hospital. I even told her a story about a unicorn named Fred (or maybe it was Frank, I can’t remember) to keep her mind off the pain. 🙂 Then that night we hung out with Megan and Brian (our friends who recently announced their pregnancy) which was a great way to end the week!
Sunday we came home and unpacked and cleaned and spent some time hanging out with our teens. Then Monday was back to the grind, haha! It’s amazing how quickly work-days arrive even after a 5 day vacation. 😉