Hello, hello . I hope that everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I took a little break from blogging to spend time with my family, but it’s nice to be back. Before I recap my Thanksgiving, I have some exciting news. This morning, I said “yes” to the dress! I ended up choosing the dress that I’ve had my eye on for a very long time. I love it! I also chose my colors- pink and green- and the bridesmaids’ dresses today. The girls will be wearing fuchsia- it’s basically a hot pink- and I think it’ll be bright and fun for summer! You’ll have to wait until next summer to see pictures though, I wouldn’t want to give away the surprise .
Okay, back to Thanksgiving. I began my morning in a city 30 minutes away for the Drumstick Dash, a 4.5 mile race.
My dad, my sister, and Jordan did the race, as well. Since the narrow streets were extremely crowded (with over 5,000 people, according to the race results list), we ran together for the first two miles or so (very slowly, we could only go as fast as an 11-minute mile without stepping on the people in front of us), but ended up splitting up so we could weave our way through the crowd.
My sister wore her Garmin, and we found out that the race was closer to 5 miles than it was 4.5, but we couldn’t complain about the extra exercise! We all finished within a minute or so of each other, then made the way back to our car.
On the way home, we made a pit stop at Starbucks (an annual post-race tradition), and then went home to shower and get ready for the day. Jordan and I had three Thanksgivings to attend, so it made for quite the busy day. We ate until we couldn’t eat anymore, and we even managed to sneak in a quick engagement photo session while we waited for dinner. My sister’s boyfriend is a photographer on the side, and he generously offered to take some for our Save the Dates! I’m excited to see how they turn out (you’ll have to wait for those too ).
After our Thanksgiving dinner(s), my plan was to go to bed. I was pretty tired from getting up early for the race. But… my sister and her boyfriend were able to talk me into going Black Friday shopping with them.
Jordan was the smart one and stayed at home. I took a quick nap on the couch, and was woken up at midnight to hit the sales at Kohl’s. In the beginning, I was surprisingly energetic (my hair was too, apparently).
With my upcoming marriage in mind, I found a couple of cute Christmas stockings for Jordan and I and a Crock Pot (for our future kitchen) for $9.99, as well as some Christmas gifts and a sweater. Once we had finished our shopping, we got in the dreaded line. It seemed to never end.
If you’re wondering why we’re standing in line at the back of the store by the shoes, it’s because we still had two more corners to turn before we even got close to the registers. As the 2:00 hour neared, our energy was fading fast.
We decided that Starbucks should set up a booth for Black Friday shoppers. They would make a fortune.
Over an hour later, we made it through the line and were on our way home. It was almost 3:30 by the time I got in bed. I woke up 5 1/2 hours later and could not fall back asleep (why I don’t like staying up late), so I was pretty much worthless yesterday. It was definitely a stay in my pajamas kind of day.
Thankfully, I got plenty of sleep last night and I’m feeling much better today. Now I’m off to drink a gingerbread latte and help my family set up the Christmas tree. Can you believe that Christmas is less than a month away?
Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend!