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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend

Alan, Ewan and I spent Thanksgiving at my in-laws in Louisville. While we were going to Fort Wayne on Friday for my friend Mary's wedding, my family always goes to Florida the day after Thanksgiving, so they were busy getting ready for their trip. We had a good day full of LOTS of food and fun times with family. Apparently, Alan used to build a gingerbread house with our niece, Kayla, when she was younger. Alan's brother, Bob, brought back the tradition since this was the first Thanksgiving the family was together in a long time. Ewan also had a good time. He's finally getting big enough that he can play with his cousins some. I just love watching him experience new things!

Alan and I debated about going out at midnight for Black Friday, but we ultimately decided against it. We had to leave early to drive up to the Fort to meet my family for lunch before they left for Florida. Personally, that is totally ok with me! I've worked in retail for too many years to want to deal with that crap, even as a shopper. Nothing is worth it! On a side note - one thing I am thankful for is to no longer work in retail, I no longer dread the holidays!

Once we got to the Fort, we met my family at their usual haunt for lunch. They hadn't seen Ewan since September and they couldn't believe how much he has grown. Even though we only got to see them for a short time, it was really nice. I can't wait until New Year's when we get to celebrate Christmas and Ewan's birthday with them.

After we had lunch, we stopped in at the bank where I used to work and saw my friend Tara. I hadn't seen her since we came to visit from PA when Ewan was a few weeks old. We also met her, her husband and daughter for breakfast on Sunday before we left town. It was really nice to catch up. Hopefully it won't be another year before I see her!

After we checked into our hotel Friday afternoon, I went and helped Mary's decorate her reception hall. I've never been into Yolo, and it was really nice. Very swanky! I then picked up Ewan and Alan and went to the rehearsal and rehearsal dinner. Unfortunately, Ewan was pretty cranky and we wound up having to leave the rehearsal dinner early. Honestly, that was ok though because I had to get up at 5:30 in the morning for her wedding!

Saturday morning, I got up at the buck crack of dawn to go to breakfast with the girls. We then got our hair did before getting ready for the wedding. While I was doing my bridesmaid duties, Alan and Ewan were out shopping. Ewan was asleep throughout the entire ceremony and was farily good during the reception. However, we decided to leave once he fell asleep. I was exhausted and we had a long drive back to Evansville the next day. Overall, it was an ok time.

After we met Tara and her family for breakfast, we stopped by my aunt and uncle's to say hi. We had intended on staying about an hour or so, but didn't get out of there until almost four hours later. I totally should've known! Ewan had a good time playing with his cousins. Who knew Dustin was so good with kids? Once we finally left, I had a LONG car ride in the back seat with Ewan to Evansville. Let's just say I was so glad to finally get out of the car!

Overall, it was a good weekend. As much as I'm not looking forward to turning 30 in less than a week, I'm really looking forward to an adult night out this weekend!

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