I hope you all had a wonderful & restful Thanksgiving. I did and yet it went by too quickly (doesn’t it always?). But it was great to have family in town and to visit with friends, get in some shopping and bring home a win… or rather that’s how MY Thanksgiving wrap-up went… how was yours?!?
I enjoyed all the Turkey Day food & even had some delicious leftovers to enjoy (but now it’s about time to throw it out I’d say)… turkey, mac ‘n cheese, broccoli soufflé, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, stuffing, and the list goes on…
On Friday afternoon my sisters, mom, niece & I all went out to the mall to do some not-so-usual holiday shopping, but instead we accomplished rehearsal-dinner-dress-shopping. (As you may have previously read, my sister & future brother-in-law’s upcoming wedding weekend in less than three weeks away!). While in search for the perfect dress, I came across the very cute & vastly popular Justin Bieber!!! I know it, aren’t you jealous?! Ok, it wasn’t him, but it was a cute cut-out of him – you like?
My niece Sadie also enjoyed flirting with the guys in the store – she found a handsomely dressed mannequin to warm up to – or for a cute photo op.
The rest of her time was spent riding along in the fun little cart!
Before the weekend was up, we attended the highly-anticipated rivalry game between USC & Clemson – only like the biggest event in South Carolina sports annually. This year we decided to host Thanksgiving for two reasons: (1) because it was something new & fun and we could bring our families together in a centrally-located place, and (2) the USC/Clemson game was in Columbia. Of course I dressed in my garnet & black while David casually sported a slightly toned-down version of Clemson colors (thank you!) in a purple & white shirt.
even after the victory – smiles :)
34-13 (Go Cocks!)
So not the best pictures from my phone that night, but you get the picture (literally) – and the score. And although it was a tough loss for the Tigers & David, I came out of that night excited for the Gamecocks! (And he was still smiling in that picture taken after the defeat.) ;)
So after a long weekend of eating, drinking (ok, a little), tailgating, partying, celebrating & visiting with family and friends, it was time to wine down and start decorating for the next holiday…
Here comes Christmas!!
the little ceramic Christmas tree that my grandmother made & which is now happily displayed at my house…
How was your holiday spent & are you getting ready for Christmas?!