This time of year is a favorite of mine. From November 1st thorugh January 5th, I find myself very happy and excited. This year, I was particulary excited because I hosted Thanksgiving for the first time at my house. I was a little nervous about whether or not I could handle it, being pregnant and all, but it went off without a hitch (almost) and my guests said the meal was fabulous 🙂 I intended to make two desserts from scratch but the apple pies didn’t turn out, so at 6:00 AM, my wonderful husband went out and picked up the last two apple pies at Safeway! I still have lots of left overs and will be using the turkey for a casserole later this week. I hope it turns out as well as the Thanksgiving meal did!
Matt and I broke the wishbone of our first turkey together. My side won! We’ll see in a few months if I get my wish 🙂
Once the Thanksgiving festivities died down, I was ready to gear up for Christmas. This year, Matt and I will spend Christmas in Arizona with his family, so we decided not to get a real tree, but instead use my good old apartment standby: the mini-tree. Of course it does’t keep the cats away, but that’s the law of a cat: they go where they want to.
This year, I put out mine and Matt’s stockings, and added a little stocking for our bambino. Next year, we’ll get a special stocking for the baby.
I did indulge in a little black Friday shopping. I found myself at Jo-Ann Fabric with the rest of the crafting world, trying to get the best deal on fabric and holdiay decorations. I decided I wanted to make a blanket for the baby, even though I know he/she will be receiving a ton of blankets. I want him/her to have a special one from Mommy. I found some super cute material that fits with our jungle/monkey theme and this weekend I will get started on my project!
Matt and I also partook in some Civil War festivities with our family and friends. For those of you who don’t know, this is not a historic reanactment of the Civil War from the 1800s; this is the rivalary between the two main Oregon Universities and their football teams. I grew up in a family of Ducks (University of Oregon), but married a Beaver (Oregon State Univeristy). So this year, I wore Beaver gear and cheered for my husband’s alma mater. Alas, my cheering did no good and the Beavs lost. But it was a great time with friends.
I hope everyone had a fabulous holiday weekend! Thanks for reading and have a great day!