A quick aside to start- can I just say how much I have enjoyed reading your comments on the big THANK YOU giveaway (ends tonight, so still time to enter)?! Though I asked you comment with a gift you would love to receive this year, many of you have commented with what you enjoy about this blog and it has made my heart explode! I can’t believe some of you have been reading so long. Thank you so much for your kindness and support. I’ve read every single comment!
The girls and I got back home yesterday after over a week of being away. Wow, what a whirlwind! Though I’m usually itching to get home after a few days, I’ll admit I really enjoyed the entirety of our getaway. We were able to see a ridiculous number of family members, which I always look forward to.
Thanksgiving itself was just incredible. It featured our traditional hayride at the Christmas tree farm (above) and the most delicious southern Thanksgiving spread that I look forward to every year.
But most important of all, it featured the people I love most and included a super exciting announcement from my bro and sil that we’ll be soon adding a new baby to this picture:
Squee!! I’ll be getting a new niece or nephew come June! YAY KRIS AND CARA!
Out at the farm (our name for my Nannie’s house in Georgia) land stretches on and on. It’s beautiful. We shot skeet, let the dogs run free and had plenty of natural obstacle courses to climb on.
I devoured bowls of my Nannie’s vegetable beef soup.
Hailey sorted through boxes of my old childhood books.
And I found my old high school cheerleading uniform in my Nannie’s attic. I couldn’t resist.
Like wearing a bridal veil, it took me a while to finally go take it off. For a brief moment I felt 15 again!
I soaked up the sweet touches of my Nannie’s farmhouse.
And sipped wine while trying to catch up with family that I don’t see nearly as often as I’d like.
We’re a fun bunch.
Friday morning we gave big hugs and headed into Atlanta to stay and David’s bro’s house. Man, I love staying there. Between their 4 awesome kids and Mema and Grandpa, Hailey and Kaitlyn were entertained from the moment we arrived, leaving me free to…
While I’m totally serious about Hilary’s incredible bloody Marys, we also went on walks to the playground, shot baskets for the first time in years and played many a board game with the kiddos. I love a joyful, busy house and theirs is one of my favorites.
A Georgia win versus Tech made for a nice addition to the weekend, but as we hit the road late Sunday morning, I heard the news that Coach Mark Richt is stepping down/being fired from his role as head coach at Georgia.
I know the majority of you reading probably couldn’t care less, but as a member of the Dawgnation I can attest that this is a big deal. Personally, I always have been and always will be a huge Mark Richt supporter. He is a great coach, but beyond that he is an amazing, influential man with a heart of gold that touched the lives of thousands of people through his role. I, for one, will really miss him being the leader of our team.
And goodness knows we’ll never have a better looking coach. Such a stud.
Well, how is that for an odd wrap up for my Thanksgiving post? Ha!
Back to business around here today. Don’t forget to enter the giveaway– it ends tonight!
What was the best part of your weekend or holiday?
Any other dawg fans singing the blues over Coach Richt’s exit with me?