Wow!  What a spectacular holiday with family, friends, and amazing food.  I hope you all had a wonderful week off.  No it’s back to business.  Fortunately I can tell you that I did not gain weight during the holiday.  That has to be a first.  My week in a nutshell….

Wednesday night was Turkey preparation.  That is a task but it smelled so good cooking throught the night.  I forgot to get a picture for you! 😦

Thursday we were blessed with another Marine family (and great friends of ours) for dinner.  We had a great time.  The meal was spectacular.  The kids all played (there were 7 of them).  After dinner, round 2 dinner, firepit, movies and champagne, my friend and I went black friday shopping.  I didn’t find a lot but enjoyed the night or early morning or whatever time it was.

Friday, we slept until 11am.  Yep you read that right 11am.  So needed the rest.  My middle son had a sleepover with some friends.  My oldest and youngest got to hang out with mom and dad.  Of course you know a 14 year old loves that.  Well Dakota 14, got his new rezigs basketball shoes that he had been saving for so of course he wanted to hang out the us… then took them to walmart and treated them to Golden Corral.  All in all a good night.

Saturday, we put up the Christmas tree.  Now, that is totally out of the norm around here.  The tree is usually up and decorated Thanksgiving night.  -Side story-I did put up a tree on wednesday but it wasn’t the one we have put up for the last 9 years because it is so big and our house is so small.  The kids protested.  Therefore, I had to take it down and put up the other one.  We also went to see The Muppets.  Great movie.

Sunday, went to church, grocery store and put up outside decorations (pics later).  This is my favorite time of year and I love the lawn to be decorated.  We were able to get most of it done but now I just have some finishing touches to add.  Did I mention that I love Christmas?

And finally today, went to the gym.  Man a few days off will kick your butt.  It is all worth it in the end.

-Side story number 2-My husband is here at Fort Leavenworth to attend a school and get a Masters Degree.  These guys work their tails off.  They have lots of homework.  For the holidays they follow the kids school schedule which means we got Wed-Sunday off.  No work, no school, and only a small amount of homework.  I was really bummed that everyone had to go back but of course I had to get back on my exercise routine also.  It worked out for all of us!

So how was your holiday?  Did you give in to temptations?