Thanksgiving has come and gone and we are quickly heading into the Christmas season. This is why Matt and I wanted to get away for the Thanksgiving weekend. To take some time to relax before the busy holiday season sets in. Originally we had planned to visit Grandma and Grandpa Miller in sunny Tucson, but moving to Salem and buying a new house just one month prior made it unrealistic to take a trip like that. Still, I had my mind set on getting away, so Matt and I decided renting a house in Bend would be just the ticket. Matt’s sister and some of her friends joined us as well. We all cooked different portions of the meal and by 3:00 everyone was ready to eat! Abby loved the turkey and stuffing but was not a big fan of the cranberries.
On Friday, Matt and I got to enjoy a breakfast date while Auntie Alicia and her friend babysat. Then as a family we did some black Friday shopping downtown. The weather was beautiful and we were able to walk around and check out the boutiques without heavy jackets on. It didn’t feel like the end of November, and the sunshine and fresh air wore Abby out.
Lastly, we enjoyed watching the Civil War game at a friends’ house. The house was full of Beaver fans and initially we didn’t really pay attention to the game because frankly we thought the Beavers didn’t stand a chance. But….we quickly realized that this was going to be a doozy of a game. We were all about watching football, except for Abby who was in the middle of an epic 2 1/2 hour nap. With all the cheering and yelling, it was a wonder she slept as long as she did. It was a bummer to lose the game, but it was fun to spend time with Matt’s friends.
We returned to Salem Saturday and are now in the swing of Christmas decorating. It was really nice to have some relaxing time with family!