Wow, y’all. I feel like I’m coming back from a bizarre leave of absence that feels both oddly unsettling and invigorating. Though I’m a tried and true lover of routine, it felt really great to breakaway for 10 days and spend so much time with family. The trip was exciting (Hailey may sleep for a week) and I’m spending today settling back in, restocking the fridge and attempting to accomplish my mile long to do list (that does not include taking advantage of cyber Monday deals, though let’s be honest here…). Luckily my littlest helped me get a jump start on the day with a 4:45am wake up.
However, I wanted to stop by and share some snapshots of where I’ve been…
who I’ve been hanging with
and what I’ve been eating (naturally).
I truly love Thanksgiving at my Nannie’s house. The people, the food, the tradition, which always includes a hayride at the Christmas tree farm.
and saying hello to old friends.
Koda was especially taken with the donkey.
Friday afternoon we packed up from my mom and dad’s place to head into Atlanta, where we got to spend the weekend with David’s bro and his family.
Mema hooked the cousins up with matching outfits and I’m fairly certain it doesn’t get much cuter!
We watched a lot of football and I can confirm that losing a nail biter with a house full of Georgia Tech fans isn’t the most fun way to spend an afternoon. I’m kidding- the game was actually one of the most exciting I’ve seen in forever, but the loss was painful. And I know you aren’t here for football commentary but I just have to throw it out there that I am NOT on the ‘fire Richt’ bandwagon. Love my dawgs.
Ok, back to other sorts of roughhousing…
and just because it’s so true to her character…
a picture of Hailey following David around and brushing all the grass off his shirt. “You clean now daddy.”
Not to be outdone by her big sister, here’s a peek into Kaitlyn’s everyday existence of being carried around like a sack of potatoes.
We left Sunday morning and took a pit stop for lunch in South Carolina to check out Mema and Grandpa’s house building progress, then spent the rest of the trip weaving through country back roads to escape the terrible traffic on i85. It worked great, but after a crying baby, hours of listening to the hot dog song and ending with this little cherry on top…
PSA: yes, you really should keep those little license plate stickers up to date…
I was overwhelmed with joy when we pulled into out driveway around 6pm.
Though tired and hungry, the spirit of the Christmas season did not escape us.
If you look closely, you’ll see our little friend from the North Pole beat us home and had already got to work on decorating.
Hailey about lost it with excitement, shouting ELLLLFFFFFF as she jumped up and down.
And with that, let the holiday season officially commence!
Did you do anything holiday-ish over the weekend?
Know of any great cyber Monday deals? Please share them!