Monday, November 29, 2010

O.T. Extended Thanksgiving W.

Ahhh... I love, with my entire heart, a good extended holiday weekend!

It was action packed and we were on the go pretty much the entire time.

On Thanksgiving Eve it's a tradition for everyone who is home for the holiday to head up to a local pub-type bar for a reunion of sorts. Everyone from your past (both good and bad) is in one place. Old friends, high school classmates, you name it they show up on that particular night for drinks and catching up. 

I didn't snap any pictures at Cecil's on Thanksgiving Eve but Lacey did... GO HERE to check it out.
Thanksgiving morning started out with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade... and then we made our rounds. I have officially eaten FIVE, yes five, traditional thanksgiving lunches. Between the lunch we had at my place of employment and then the two for my family (dad's side, mom's side) followed by the two for Ryan's family. I don't care to have a casserole for at least a month.
This is just one table at my mom's family Thanksgiving lunch. In the words of a dear cousin (shout out), "We are so blessed."

 My Mom, Maw Maw, Bro, and hubs. Ryan's hair is getting really long. He feels like he can't cut it until Auburn's season comes to an end... it's all about superstitions around here.

Ryan and I were fortunate enough to have a house guest for the weekend. His sister, Ali, called our house home for a few nights, which is always fun!

The talk at all the family gatherings we attended was about football. The much anticipated IRON BOWL (Auburn v. Alabama) was coming up on Friday and everyone had an opinion. Auburn and Alabama fans alike, were anxious for the game to go down. 

Friday morning we got up and decked out in our Orange and Blue... the game started out a little on the rough side for Auburn but we rallied during half time and came back to win BY ONE POINT!! I like to think that Alabama fans went from the highest high to the lowest low. (I suppose they now know how we felt last year). 

For some reason after the game was over we had a photo shoot with an iPhone... 

Family Picture.
Deidra harassing Maggie pretty hard core and Maggie thinking please let me down!
Maggie was obviously not cooperating for the above picture so Deidra and I held her tightly... We can be too much.
This picture has really caused some confusion. In that moment... high on the excitement of the win Deidra, Lacey, and I decided to hold up Darvin Adam's number which happens to be 89.... Deidra is eight and Lacey and I are the nine. The caption read "DA for MVP." No, it does not make sense right now... but like I said the first half of the game was pretty rough so we may have pounded pretty heavily.

Here's a crazy celebrity side note. Molly Sims tweeted this picture of her at the game this past Friday. She's rocking a #2 jersey for Cam Newton. Who knew she was an AU fan?
On Sunday I got in some shopping. I have half of my shopping down and half left to go. I'm looking at you, Ali, Benny, and Clay... when I say I don't know what to get a few people.

Last night we concluded the weekend with a movie. We went to see Love and Other Drugs. I'm not sure what I expected, but it was not at all what I thought it would be. Let's just say I saw a lot of Anne Hathaway and just as much of Jake Gyllenhaal, as there was a good bit of nudity in the movie.

When the alarm clock chimed at 6:30 this morning I wanted to cry (I think Ryan may have teared up even) because it is so hard for a holiday to come to an end.

Now we must let the Christmas Season commence! The Christmas tree must be put up, stockings need to be hung by the chimney with care, holiday parties must be had, and Christmas music can officially be blasted!!

Bring on the holiday fun!

1 comment:

Lacey said...

What a marvelous long weekend! So much fun! LOVE YOU!!!!

What an intense eating schedule...good thing you and Mags got a track in your front yard!

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