Monday, November 28, 2016

Thanksgiving Weekending

Wow what a whirlwind the last few days have been. In both good and bad ways. I am dropping in to recap my weekend, but then I am off to shop Cyber Monday. I have my list ready and I am hoping to find some amazing deals. Stay tuned.

My weekend started on Wednesday since I took the day off to get a bunch of errands done while Rory worked and the girls were at daycare. I returned a pair of pants to Loft, I tried to get my battery replaced at Apple, I hit up Sephora, had lunch, went to Hobby Lobby, then donated blood and ended up at Costco for a few items. I was pretty busy on my day to myself.
donating blood

Wednesday evening, I tried to go back to Apple since the lines were insane, but was told I would be put in a cue for 4 hours. Ugh. So I headed back home to pizza with my family and my in-laws. Then around 7:30, I got the call to head to Apple to get my phone looked at. My phone started to randomly die on Tuesday and would say I had no battery left when I had over 50% battery power. This got way worse on Wednesday and I heard about the iPhone 6S having battery recalls. Turns out my phone is one of the ones that is under recall. And Apple is so far behind on the stock of batteries that I have to wait until December 7th to receive a new one. In the meantime, they put a battery pack on my phone so it will keep a charge. Oh joy. But at least it is fixed temporarily and only after 3 visits to Apple in one day.

Thursday morning we got up and I grabbed us coffee and pastries. We had those and then bundled up for a walk.
Radio Flyer Wagon Thanksgiving walk
Radio Flyer Wagon Thanksgiving walk
Radio Flyer Wagon Thanksgiving walk
Radio Flyer Wagon Thanksgiving walk

After naps and a coffee run, we headed to Rory's cousins house to hang out for a bit. We saw family and the girls played while we had a few snacks and then headed to my aunts house for dinner.

We had all of the fixings and I was stuffed by nights end.
Thanksgiving with the twins

After dinner, we headed home with some sleepy babies who didn't want to sleep much once we got home. 

Friday morning we got up and headed out to meet my family to cut down our Christmas tree. We have the tradition of going out on Black Friday to search for our Christmas tree and cut it down. The trees are pine and smell heavenly and they are never perfect trees, but they are the best. 

We have a great time hunting for trees, having snacks together once everyone has their trees and sometimes we play a little flag football.
Christmas tree cutting
The girls had a blast

After hanging out for a bit, we headed back home (about an hour and a half drive home) to relax for the evening.

After the girls went to bed, I promptly watched an episode and a half of Gilmore Girls. I was soooo excited for the revival, but I am not sure it has lived up to my expectations just yet.

Saturday morning, we went out to breakfast and then Rory headed to an appointment and the girls and I hit up Target. We were there pretty early, so the girls were in a good mood. I bought more Christmas decorations plus some stuff we needed around the house.

Once we got home, we set up the Christmas tree and I got to decorating. The girls were in awe of all the Christmas lights and decor. 

The girls went down for a nap and I finished decorating the inside of the house plus I painted the corbels that go under our counter tops. We also watched the Nevada vs. UNLV game and I am happy to say that Nevada won and we are taking back the cannon and painting it blue again. #tradition
Christmas tree
Our perfectly imperfect tree

The girls didn't nap that long, so we ended up taking another walk and tried to keep them preoccupied. We fed them dinner, gave them baths and off to bed they went. I watched the rest of Spring and a bit of Summer (Gilmore Girls) before heading to bed. But not for long as the girls woke up in a tissy at 11:30 and I had to go sleep aka lay down on their floor with my blanket and pillow until they fell back asleep. Sleep hasn't been that great for Sutton in the last two weeks. Send help. Mama needs sleep.

Sunday we hung out at the house for a bit before deciding to go to My Favorite Muffin for muffins and coffee. Then we went back to Costco for diapers and a few miscellaneous items. We came home to hang out, feed the girls lunch and then a very short nap time followed by cranky toddlers. 

We had to pack up our kitchen (all the cabinets) while the girls played and napped. We went through everything and had a huge donation.

I ran to the grocery store and by the time I got back, their grandparents came over to hang out with them. The girls had asked for Papa all day (not sure which papa they wanted, but they wanted to see their grandparents) and so they came to visit.

Once my in-laws came over, we dropped off our donation, went to get Walter dog food and headed to Total Wine to redeem a coupon I had for $0.01 wine. Big time win even though we bought a bunch of other stuff.

We came home and hung out while watching the Panthers game and then fed the girls dinner, played and tried to wear the girls out for a peaceful night of sleep. Spoiler: it didn't work. Once the girls were down, I headed out to grab us pizza (I can't wait for my kitchen to be done, so I can cook more) and came back to watch the Broncos game which turned out to be a really good one. 

After dinner and the game, I watched the rest of Summer and I am waiting for Fall for tonight or tomorrow when Rory is at the basketball game. It took everything in me to not binge Gilmore Girls and I am glad I didn't. So far Summer was my least favorite. Stay tuned to see what I think of the rest of the season.

Sutton woke up at 11 pm again and I had to lay down in her room again for another hour. Then once I was able to go back to our room, I couldn't sleep. Too much on my mind. I slept for 2 to 3 hours last night. Ugh. I need a good nights rest so badly. That is what I want for Christmas.

And so that wraps up Thanksgiving weekend. How was your Thanksgiving?

I am linking up with Biana from B Loved Boston.


  1. I love the tradition you guys have of cutting down your Christmas tree! The smell really is the best!! I hope you get some good sleep that you've been needing! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  2. What a fun tradition to go cut down your own tree. I'm sure your girls are going to love that tradition as they grow up too. I love the smell of fresh trees.
    The girls sound like me - full & sleepy but didn't want to sleep ;) haha I had too much on my mind that needed to be checked off.

  3. We haven't had a real tree yet, but I think we might start next year when we have a little one. For now, our small fake tree will do the trick, but I love the tradition you have.
    Glad you found a fix for your iphone, but sucks that you have to wait for the battery replacement. Go you for donating blood! :)

  4. What a fun weekend! So sorry about your phone. What a pain in the butt! We've been dealing with sleep issue with jack for what seems like a year. It's so frustrating!! I hope your girls get back to being good sleepers!!

  5. Girl, when I saw the picture in my feed I was worried you had ended up in the hospital or something! I was so relieved to see that you were just giving blood. Haha.

    I love that you guys chop down your own tree! We can't do that here because none of them grow close enough. It's on my bucket list to do that one day, so we'll see if it ever happens!

  6. You were BUSY! Totally with Lindsay though - I thought something bad happened and you were in the hospital from the picture! So fun that you guys always pick our your tree on Black Friday.

  7. What is up with toddlers and napping lately?! My Avery has been taking horrible naps and waking too early, ugh! It still sounds like an awesome weekend! I am jealous of all those errands you got to run all alone on Wednesday! I love your tree!

  8. When I first saw your IV photo, I thought something had happened, too, haha! Glad you are okay, and that you had a great weekend!

    1. Haha. Seems like everyone thought the same thing. Nope. Just donated blood. Ha.

  9. Good for you for giving blood! I am long overdue. That sounds like an amazing day to yourself! I love your perfectly imperfect Christmas tree, so sweet! I am sending you battery, sleep and a working kitchen vibes! Have a great week!

  10. I was worried when I first saw your post pop up. Thank goodness you were just donating blood-that's awesome of you! It sounds like you had a nice weekend. I always say that I want to start a tradition of cutting down our own tree but we never do!

  11. Nothing is better than a production day off (and to yourself!) I always end up keeping my kids when I have days off but really should take advantage of the rare days when they appear. I will send some prayers for sleep your way, of course they don't work for me haha! I totally feel your pain and hope Sutton starts sleeping better soon!

  12. Sorry to hear you're still having a rough go at night. Hopefully things calm down soon for you! I know the feeling of wanting a good nights sleep! Hang in there!