What A Holiday Weekend

I think that holiday weekends go by the fastest. I am pretty sure I am correct. I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend and are ready to get back to work. I know that that last part is a little harder to hear. I know I could use another day by the pool.

My little family had a great weekend. We started Saturday by cleaning the house and getting ready for our new furniture to be delivered. We bought a new kitchen table and chairs and a big girl bed for K-Dub. The only problem was that they never put the box spring on our order so we spent a great part of our afternoon tracking down a box spring for her bed. Once we found on at Mattress Firm we got it and K-Dub had her first night in her new bed.

Sunday we got up and had coffee and went to the new Whole Foods that opened up near us in Waverly. I had never been inside a Whole Foods and had read many blogs were people account their own horror stories. I found this place really cool and I can’t wait to go back. The produce was fresh, the hot bar was amazing, and they atmosphere was cool. They even had their own little seating area upstairs. Is it a grocery store, is it a restaurant, or is it a coffee bar? Who knows but it was a neat experience.

After eating lunches and nap times we got ready and went to the first of many to come pool sessions. I think my girls loved it. They enjoyed it so much that when we got in the car to grab dinner they both fell asleep so my wife and I ended up getting our food to go. After super we decided to take the girls for a snow cone in Waxhaw and it was good. My favorite was the cherry margarita.

Monday I went and worked out. I then came home and cleaned up the backyard. My BIL and SIL came over with my nephews and we went back to the pool for a couple of hours. once we got back I put on my Martha Stewart hat and got to cooking. I made baked beans, I grilled some corn and bacon cheddar burgers, cut up a watermelon, and served warm apple pie with some ice cream. The kids enjoyed playing with some bubble guns we got them. We gave the kids a bath before the nephews went home and I passed out.

It was a great weekend and I hope you got to spend some time with your love ones and remember those who served us so we could celebrate this great holiday.

Happy Wednesday!

 

Gearing Up For Turkey Day!

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We are a little over a week away from Thanksgiving, which to me, is the Super Bowl of family gatherings. I love this holiday and now I am even more excited to finally knock number 10 off my list. To finally cook a Thanksgiving dinner and host it at my new house is a very big deal for me. Its my chance to show off my cooking skills to my family and friends. They all know I can cook but this is the time to really shine.

This past weekend I spent some time cleaning the house. BrittWhitFun and I swept the kitchen, vacuumed the floors, and picked up all of K-Dub’s toys. I still have a lot of cleaning to do but already plan on spending the day before cleaning the rest of the house. I also got the table already decorated for next Thursdays feast. It’s complete with Karsyn’s decorated pumpkin from her most recent trip to the pumpkin patch.

I also spent some time on Sunday organizing my shopping list. I finally have my menu set for Thanksgiving. The only thing I am worried most about is that I have never cooked a turkey before. I heard that you have to stick you hand in the dead bird’s butt and pull out all of it’s organs. I am not sure how I feel about that. I will have to let you know how it turns out.

So as you can tell, I am more than a little excited about next weeks lunch. This is a first of hopefully many Thanksgivings at my home. I hope everything goes well and no surprises derail my Martha Stewartesk meal.

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