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Monday, November 28, 2016

Laughter, rest, repeat.

I can't explain how amazing it was to have FOUR whole days off to enjoy with friends and family. It was like hitting the big RESET button on my soul.

We normally spend Thanksgiving day with my Dad's side of the family, but he's currently on vacation so we switched it up this year and spent it with my mom's side of the family! My mom is still in Maine on her nursing assignment, so we all missed her, but we had a great time! The day was full of family, one deep fried turkey and one roasted, tons of homemade sides, board games and way too much laughter!

Say hello to Pioneer Woman herself ;)

Thursday, after all the time with family was over, we headed to a few stores and got some fun deals, and stayed out WAY too late. Friday we got a LOT done. We felt like real adults ;) we visited Caleb's grandma in the morning, de-cluttered, donated stuff' we seriously got rid of so much junk in our house! We crashed HARD that evening and watched a movie, and seriously passed out on the couch around 9:30!

Saturday, after throwing MORE stuff away and doing an insane amount of laundry, we watched the OSU game and phew! It was a nail biter! Luckily, we pulled out a win against the team from up North ;) and then we were in full on CHRISTMAS MODE! We decorated for a good hour or two and just had ourselves a blast. It's always one of my favorite traditions with Caleb, bringing up all the decorations from the basement and finding new places for them!
Olaf and that sign may or may not be my favorite decoration ever.
My girl Lyndsie was in town and reached out last minute to see if I was free for dinner! I'm so glad I went, even though I was exhausted from decorating, because she and I don't get much time together anymore and we laughed our heads off for hours.

Sunday was deemed the laziest day of our lives; and I kind of loved it. Once we got home from church we witnessed one of the saddest Bengals losses in history (so THAT obviously wasn't fun), but it kept us glued to the couch. We watched an insane amount of Impractical Jokers after that - we're hooked - and had cinnamon rolls for dinner...go ahead, judge us. But we literally didn't do anything but park it on the couch most of the day.

I am so thankful for time off with Caleb! We don't get that much anymore and it was much needed. I really hope everyone had a fantastic break and got to spend it with those you love the most!!


  1. Don't you just love breaks like that? So great you had a great break :)

  2. It's a holiday weekend so anything goes, even cinnamon rolls for dinner. I love your Christmas decor & your Thanksgiving sounds like it was a great time.

  3. Sounds like a great four days off! I love your I love warm hugs sign, any idea where you got it or where I could get one like it?

  4. You can never have too much laughter when it comes to family. So glad it was such a fantastic weekend! :)

  5. 1. I suck because I've been reading pretty faithfully but not stopping to comment and tell you how much I love your words and photos and everything!

    2. Cinnamon rolls are 100% part of this balanced EVERYTHING. So, I fully approve.

    3. I must have that Olaf. MUST!

  6. I agree, having four days off was such a game changer for me! I felt so rested! But, it was rough to head back to the office yesterday! :) Glad you had a relaxing holiday weekend!

  7. Oh what a fabulous Thanksgiving with your family! I love the snaps of everyone laughing and smiling! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  8. What a nice relaxing weekend. I LOVE a fried turkey. We haven't had one in awhile but maybe I can convince my family next year!!

  9. Time off with family (especially holiday time!) always rejuvenates me so much!!

  10. Deep-fried turkey is seriously the ONLY way turkey should ever be made I think ;) Love your whole family and I feel thankful you share them with Jared and I a little bit hehe.


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