Monday, November 29, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend

My parents drove down from Maryland last Wednesday for the Thanksgiving weekend.  I loved having them back down here for the second year in a row.  Wednesday night I popped in a Chicken Oven Roaster done the Pioneer Woman way and we had it over a pasta with mushrooms she suggested.  I served it with a salad.

Thursday morning early, Dad and I went for a 4.5 mile run down the greenway.  It was good to get out there and get some miles in....even though it rained most of the time we were out there. 

His knee hurt the rest of the weekend and he limped around.  You can see him here with green beans on it for a lil cold treatment.  Poor guy.  We did have fun running while it lasted!  Needless to say, I couldn't get him back out there the rest of the weekend.
After our run, we walked downstairs and watched some of the Thanksgiving Day parade.  Evidently it is the 4th largest parade in the country.  Very fun and interesting people watching.

We came upstairs to my condo and tooled around until we went to dinner at 3pm at McCormick and Schmicks.  It was a nice change from all the cooking we did last year and ended up working out really well.  They had a typical Thanksgiving feast and we got a bottle of wine!  Yum!  We were stuffed and had lots of leftovers!

On Friday morning, Mom and I set out early for our usual black Friday shopping.  We aren't crazy and go out at 5am or anything like that.  We went to the mall around 8am.  Brooks Brothers and J. Crew each had an additional 15% and 25% off of the purchase which was good.  Mom got a bunch more of her Christmas shopping done. 

Friday Kevin came home from his parent's house where he had been spending time with them for the holiday.  That night, his parents drove up so we went to dinner with his parents and my parents at Coco Osteria.  It was SO much fun!  I love having all 6 of us together! 

After dinner, we decided to take Kevin's and my parents to Howl at the Moon.  As some of my long time readers may remember, my parents LOVE that place.  Haha!  It is a dueling piano bar and the musicians are very talented.  This is Kevin's Dad getting offered a shot.  He gracefully declined. 

The six of us before Kevin walked his parents back to their car.

My parents stayed a bit longer and Kevin joined back up with us.  Good times as always Mom and Dad!

A great surprise was one of my sorority sisters coming in! Melody! She is so sweet and it was so fun getting to see her and meet her beau, Brian. When we left, we gave she and her friends our table!

Kevin and I stopped by Blue on our way home to listen to some jazz and wind down. 

On Saturday, we layed low and decorated for Christmas while watching NC State lose to Maryland.  Booooo.  I love when Mom helps me decorate for Christmas - I just always feel like it looks better!  She said to wait a weekend for my fresh greenery so I'll do that this coming weekend.

Love getting into the holiday spirit!

Thanks Mom and Dad for coming down and visiting!  We had so much fun!


  1. I can't believe your parents love Howl at the Moon! Hysterical. We love it there too, and always have to visit when we are in Baltimore :)

  2. What a lovely weekend! By the looks of those bags, you will be getting some good stuff for christmas!

  3. Glad yall had fun! Hate that we won't be down this weekend for the game...

  4. What a wonderful weekend you had with family!!! I enjoyed hearing about your weekend and seeing all the pictures. You have a lovely family!!!
    Hope you have a great week. We're on the countdown now until Christmas. I can't wait. Love & blessings from NC!

  5. Sounds like you had a great weekend!!! Just fabulous!!! Happy holidays!

  6. Hey! Thanks for stopping by! Love this post! One question -- is Kevin cool with all the pictures? Brad is relatively cool but not all the time.

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