Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Week

Tuesday evening my mom and dad arrived from Texas. We had dinner at Chili's and talked until it was time for bed. After their 11 hour car ride and our hard core apartment cleaning (not really) we were all tired. 

Wednesday my sister Alyssa got here! I hadn't seen her since last Christmas, almost an entire year! Before picking up Alyssa at the airport, mom and I went to Excelsior, where I work, so that she could see the place and meet some of the girls. Dad and Garrett went to a brewery. Afterwards we had lunch and shopped at 2 local favorites in Denver: Twist & Shout and The Tattered Cover. One's a music store and the other a book store. 

My husband is special.

I found this at the music store:

Isn't that one of the ugliest purses you have ever seen?

Then we went to get Alyssa at the airport, went back to our apartment for a little bit and then headed to dinner. It was so nice to catch up and to have their company.

Thursday, mom and I  finished cooking and we had Thanksgiving lunch. It was delicious! I put Garrett in charge of taking the pictures, he got some good ones when he was actually taking them. Boys. Afterwards we watched football, Alyssa and I took a nap, and then we had leftovers for dinner. We were so lazy! Thursday night Alyssa and I talked mom into gong to Target for their Black Friday opening. The line was long but inside the store wasn't bad at all. Alyssa and I went to Kohl's at midnight too! That place was CRAZY!

I made the cats a Thanksgiving plate too:

Friday we went to Boulder to shop around. We were planning on going to the Coors brewery but they were closed. Boulder is a pretty town with neat shops, we had fun looking around and going to a local brewery. Alyssa and I were sleepy and napped for 3 hours once we got back to the apartment. I was glad to have a napping partner, Garrett never wants to nap with me! Friday night we went to Jack and Grill for burgers.

I found a True Blood cookbook in one of the stores. It was neat, it had a recipe for Sookie's Gran's pie!

We had fun in this random junk store that had a great collection of sunglasses.

Saturday we slept in and then headed to Castle Rock to shop at the outlets. The weather was perfect and we had so much fun! Thank you mom for taking us shopping!! Dad and Garrett were nice and let us look around for a long time even though they were bored within the first 5 minutes. Luckily there was a liquor store and a Lowe's nearby. Saturday night we had leftovers and watched Christmas Vacation. After my parent's left for their hotel room, Alyssa and I watched my Taylor Swift Speak Now DVD. : )

On our way home after shopping:

My family headed out Sunday morning. It was so nice to have them here, we ate a ton, shopped, talked, and laughed. It was much needed! Alyssa and I were on eachother's nerves by the end of it all, just like old times!

Garrett and I are heading home to Texas for Christmas and we can't wait!

We hope you all had great Thanksgiving's too!!

Mom & Dad- Thank y'all for everything!


  1. Awwww what a great Thanksgiving! I love these pics...especially the last one of your Mom and Alyssa being suffocated by shopping bags...haha. Looks like y'all cleaned up! Thanks Ann! The food....oh the food....YUM! Glad y'all had such a good time with the it's a countdown to Christmas and finally seeing you again!!!!!!!

  2. wow you had such a lovely time. fantastic pictures. that hen purse is awful so ugly lol! thanks for sharing xxxx

  3. yeah for family time!! we are sweater twins!! that love sweater and I have that black and white one too!!

  4. It looks like you had a great Thanksgiving!
    Did you end up getting that cookbook?

  5. such a sweet thanksgiving!! looks like you had a wonderful time with your family - and tons of awesome food!! steve would be all over that beer sampler!
    that IS one hideous purse lol!
    i love that you made the kitties their own little plates - so cute!!
    hope your having a wonderful start to your week. <3

  6. Glad you had a fun time. Yes, that purse is you really think someone somewhere is rockin' it?? I saw my sister in May but prior to that I hadn't seen her in a year. It's crazy how that happens. Kinda sad. Glad you enjoyed each other and the holiday.

  7. What a wonderful holiday weekend you guys had! I am so jealous of all the fun things you did and all that shopping! So fun :)

  8. HAHAHA, ok you just made me happy. The pictures of y'all in the sunglasses. SO funny, haha. thank you!

    and when i saw the picture of the purse i seriously said inside, please i hope she didn't buy that ... and then i saw your comment underneath, haha. ugliest purse ever.

    i am in love with your Love shirt. so cute.

    looks like such a fun time!

  9. oh my gosh how much do you and your mom look alike?? so much! i love the different glasses and your thanksgiving meal looks really yummy

  10. haha that is BY FAR the UGLIEST purse I have ever seen! Looks like a great thanksgiving!