Thanksgiving has come and gone and without even a second to take a breath, BAM it’s Christmas! We aren’t getting our tree until Saturday and that’s when we will do our decorating. I feel so behind! I’m the girl who still has pumpkins in her window. Rotting pumpkins, mind you.
Stepping back for just a moment, Thanksgiving was wonderful and I’m so glad I got to share the long weekend with all my loved ones. I literally got to spend the day with my ENTIRE family. I spent the early morning with my work family at BFX teaching a killer Turkey Burn and indulging in pie and Chestnut Praline Lattes for breakfast with my team. Then I raced over to my in laws for appetizers before booking it to my parents’ house to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner with them, my sister, my grandma and her angel of a caretaker, CeCe. Finally, I came home and spent the night snuggling (and digesting/popping Tums like Tic-Tacs) with Dan and Gatsby. The only way the day could have been better would have been if there was twice as much time so I could have spent more time with everyone instead of having to race around. Regardless, it was a day full of love, joy, great food and even a little sweat. On Friday morning Dan and I loaded up the car, grabbed our pup and headed off to Newport, Rhode Island for our annual weekend getaway. We had such a great time that I’ve decided to cover Newport in its own post; too much fun in one weekend for one post, I can’t complain about that!
The weekend really started on Wednesday night. Dan and I spent the day shopping for last minute ingredients and ended up coming home with this…which I’m just going to say is the BEST holiday find EVER. A glass of this with a splash of vanilla Shipwreck rum..times 4 or 5, maybe.
My sister and I love to laugh at Gatsby’s insanely expressive faces, and after seeing this one we’ve decided that he is the puppy version of this emoji.
Holiday ready nails! The color combo looks random, but in my head this reminds me of tinsel on a Christmas tree.
Thanksgiving Eve used to mean going out and drinking until puking or blacking out, but now it means a night in with my family and the start of holiday baking. Am I officially an adult?
Driving around for last minute holiday errands..in the messiest snowstorm.
Wednesday night I walked Gatsby passed my friend’s phenomenal restaurant and left with delicious carrot cake cupcakes.
Fuel for Thanksgiving morning at the studio: a tray of Chestnut Praline Lattes (worth every calorie) and pineapple soufflé.
The BFX girls brought Thanksgiving dinner to the studio…but, for breakfast.
Holidays mean morning snuggles in bed.
My class destroyed their workout Thursday morning. Thanksgiving dinner didn’t stand a chance against the calories torched during BURN.
Thanksgiving dinner at my parents’. I love my mom’s abundance of turkeys. Pretty much everything on her table was shaped like either a turkey or a pumpkin.
Chocolate turkeys in front of a pile of turkey.
Endless spread at my mom’s.
When it comes to pie, Chewy gets VERY possessive.
Driving around with lil’ man making all the stops on Thursday.
My mom would have the ultimate selfie mirror. Leggings and a loose top is the only thing I wear on holidays…for obvious reasons.
My mom is the queen of favors and she didn’t disappoint with these. Tiny coffee cup shaped candles filled with mocha scented wax! Adore.
Friday morning, after a quick trip to the gym together, we grabbed Gatsby and headed off to Newport! Perfect end to a wonderful holiday and a beautiful weekend spent with my little family.
Hope your holiday was wonderful and your bellies were filled! Now the countdown to Christmas begins!! I’ll be back to post a Newport recap, some December goals and of course, a holiday baking list!