Kind of like I wish this cold would do!!
I'm fighting a cold...I refuse to let it get the best of me!
We had a wonderful holiday break. It was stuffed to the brim with party planning, turkey eating, football watching, shopping and just plain ole' spending time with the family.
My lovely mother turned...ahhhh you thought I had a death wish, didn't you!? I know better ;-)
My mothers birthday was yesterday. We decided to throw her a surprise party on Saturday. It went off with...well, a few hitches...DURN is that woman hard to throw a party for!!...but it was fun and I think she enjoyed it. I have pictures, but I have to get permission to post them.
Sev and I arrived in Spartanburg on Wednesday night.
We went directly to my aunt Jackies and dropped off all of the birthday party items and my cake stuff. We stole an apple pie out of her garage freezer (don't worry, she had a freezer full!) and headed over to our cousins. It is always nice to spend time with them. I adore Pbug and it was a lot of fun playing with him and watching him just be himself. I taught him how to say "GO Cocks!" and he proved to be a good luck charm on Saturday!!!
I spent Thursday afternoon with my mom at my grandmas house. We helped her cook and clean and shared a little laughter. Thursday evening my family all gathered at my grandmas and enjoyed Thanksgiving together. It's always nice to spend the holidays with family, I've learned never to take that for granted. My family may not be all that normal (I can't help it I'm the only one that got the "normal" gene ;-) haha ) but we always have a good time.
Friday was spent....hello...it was black friday, what do you think I did?? Mom and I went shopping!!! We woke up toooo early, battled the crowds, rejoiced over close parking, ate biscuits at chic-fil-a, got excited over good deals on crock pots-coffee pots-steam cleaners and.....Oh my gosh when did I get excited over home appliances??eeeeek **sigh**.....we got to spend time with cousins on both side of my family and just enjoyed the craziness that is black friday.
Saturday Sev and I had to wake up and leave my parents house early. We told my mom we were going to the beach. She fell for it, hook-line-and sinker! We actually went to my cousins and Sev stayed there to watch the GAMEcockswoopsometigertail ;-)
Steph drove me all over the planet picking up balloons, food, flowers and party stuff. We spent the rest of the day decorating my moms cake while my aunt Jackie prepared the food. I WILL post a picture of the cake soon!! I enjoyed having someone actually sit and help with the cake decorating (as opposed to sevy who normally sleeps on the couch while I cover the kitchen in cake pans, icing, flour, sugar and fondant).
Before we knew it the time had come for all of moms friends and family to arrive. I was a WRECK! and I have no clue why!! I don't know who or what I was doubting...mom has THE BEST friends (and family, but they are friends too..right??!) in the WORLD and they all helped to make the party great!! Seriously, my mom (and really our family) are beyond blessed with loving friends and family...if you were at the party...THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!! I love you and so does mom!!!!!!!~~~HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOM~~~
Sunday was one lazy day. I didn't get out of my PJ's allllll day. I refuse to let this cold get the best of me, so I'm trying to rest as much as possible. I hated the drive home, knowing that everyone else was already snug in their homes and already putting up Christmas decorations.......Christmas!! man time flys.
I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving and even though its veryyyy tempting to run around, like knuckleheads, looking for that last minute deal...remember the reason for the season and try to just enjoy time well spent with family and friends! Really when it comes right down to it, they are the most important thing in life and they will be the ones that will be there when you turn 50.........ohhhhhhhhhhhh shoot, my bad.