Pre-Thanksgiving Weekend

Baby it’s cold outside! We had our first freeze last night, and it dipped into the 20’s (for you northern folk that’s a big deal for Mississippi, yall!) Anyway, we had a good weekend but now it’s time to get ready for turkey day! We will be hosting at my house, and judging by the current state of my house, it is NOT ready for company!


(Speaking of turkey, how adorable is EK’s art project?!?)

But first, the weekend. We drove to Louisiana to visit my parents. I had kind of an overwhelming week and really needed some quality time with family plus some help with the wee one. We haven’t taken her to my parents since before we bought Orange Leaf back in August, so we were well overdo for a visit!

Friday I hung out with Emma Kate and packed up for the trip while Bobby went to work.


It was a chilly morning but we went for a walk and played in the driveway.


Friday afternoon we drove down to the parental units’ house, and Emma Kate was excited to explore their big house now that she can walk. She also enjoyed her new little table at their house.


Saturday morning I went for a 3.1 mile run, and it went really well, which I was totally not expecting! Aren’t those the best?


We just hung out around the house Saturday which I REALLY needed. Mom, dad and I ventured out to Wal-Mart to get Emma Kate some Christmas toys (I know, on a Saturday, are we nuts?!?) but otherwise we stayed at the house.


Fun fact: my mom has been playing the piano most of her life.

My dad grilled, and we ended up watching Jurassic World that evening. Thoughts on that movie? It had some good parts, but the cheesy parts were a bit more than I could handle. I mean, of course everyone knows you light a flare and walk up to a T-Rex then let it chase you in heels, right?

Sunday morning was more hanging out, and more grilling. it turned cold, but that didn’t stop us of course!


Emma Kate loved running through the house pulling things out of cabinets and shutting herself in rooms (her new favorite thing…until she gets mad because she can’t open the door.) The Saints had a bye this week so when it was the little one’s nap time we loaded up and hit the road back home. It’s good to be back, but always sad when a fun weekend has to come to an end. Luckily, I get to see family in just a few days!

QOTD: Thoughts on Jurassic World? What did you do this weekend? Anyone play the piano? I took lessons for a year and hated it. Sad times.

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  1. I saw Jurassic World and thought it was fun enough. I won’t go see the next one and am rather Jurassic’d out. I’ll stick with the first one, even if it makes me feel old. The special effects look dated, but it’s the original.

  2. we GRILLLLLLED all weekend here in Austin as well.
    Cold and all and loved every minute of it.

  3. Aww, I just found your blog, and your little girl is SO sweet. I haven’t seen Jurassic World. And I took piano for about 9 years from my grandma. The cool thing was that God gave her a gift for hearing music, so we did lessons for 9 years over the phone. O_O

  4. EK is so cute, she’s getting so big already! I’m sure between her and the new business, you look forward to any down time.
    I havr yet to see Jurassic World, it’s on the to-watch list though.

  5. Awe looks like a perfect weekend full of family time!

  6. Sounds like a fun weekend with family! I took piano off and on but never stuck with it. Now I wish I had! Happy Thanksgiving Heather and family!!!

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