Monday, November 26, 2018

Thanksgiving Recap

It is going to take me all this week to recap all last week! LOL!

First off...let me say...I hope each and every one of you had a fabulous and fun and safe Thanksgiving!!!! Mine rocked and I am so excited to let you all in on the family and cookie goodness that went down this weekend!!!

My parents came over on Tuesday night. My mother and I were going to see Fiddler on the Roof at the Benedum in Pittsburgh, PA that night and my Dad was going to hang out with his furry grandkids while we were at the play. When we got to the Benedum we saw this...this is the first time they have ever had metal detectors there. It is sad to me that we cannot enjoy any public place without these but it is also a sign of the times we are living in. UGH!!! So, at least we knew we were safe and it seems like this will be a thing now no matter what play it is.


Here is the obligatory selfie with the program - LOL!!! Me on the left and Mom on the right!

Early Wednesday morning we all drove to my oldest sisters house in Harrisburg, PA where we celebrate Thanksgiving every year! Well, my Dad drove and I slept and Mom complained about his driving...nothing changes...HA!

Wednesday we (my oldest sister, Mom, Dad and myself) worked on preparing the meals for the next two days.

Thursday is dinner with my brother-in-laws side of the family and we prepare turkey, appetizers and all the sides. Then on Friday; my whole family comes into town and for that dinner we make ham, appetizers and all of the sides for that day. It is a lot of work, especially for my sister, but I think she loves it - I know I do! Here we all are before the work began!!! LOL!!!!

Thursdays dinner was beautiful and it is always nice to catch up with my brother in laws side of the family. I have no pictures though because I wanted to focus on the people and experience.

Friday morning my sister arranged for a private barre class for my family! It was sooo much fun. It was my mothers first time trying barre-pretty sure she hated it! LOL! She and my Dad go to the gym everyday so they are used to a different workout that she likes much better.

That is my mother and sister at the back right side of the picture. A few of my sisters and nieces friends also attended.


That is my nephew on the left side of the picture - so cool that he came too!!! It was great having everyone there!!!

Dinner on Friday was beautiful also! It is always so mice having the entire family together and I also did not get any pictures of that dinner but I thoroughly enjoyed every second of our time together!

How was your Thanksgiving? Did you travel or stay home? enjoy chaos or peace? LOL!!!

13 comments:

  1. Ann, looks like a great time had by all. :-)
    Isn't barre similiar to pilates on the floor not the machine.

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    1. It was a good time Margaret! I think barre is very similar to pilates - you use your body weight and very small movements to improve flexibility, core, etc.

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  2. What fun!! I cooked but there were only five of us. I posted photos on Friday and a couple today on my blog. I know I couldn't handle a Barre class but I am old and have bad knees! Ha!

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    1. Barre is great if yo have bad knees - it is very low impact and is why I am embracing it! LOL! I saw your photos-it looked like you had a pretty awesome holiday also!!! Hugs

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  3. Always a good time with your family!

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    1. Yes Julie it definitely is - and it was so much nicer being home and not having to hurry and get home to fly out like I used to!

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  4. I love your family! Never stop blogging.

    My husband and I met 3 other Americans for lunch at an Irish pub. LOL. Hubs had to teach that night. His students are Chinese, and they don't do Thanksgiving.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. That works - a holiday is a holiday as long as you are with friends or family, right? Actually, a pub is actually probably better!!!! HA HA

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  5. Looks like a great family-time Thanksgiving!
    We had a nice time at my sister-in-laws and, all our kids were here. Good times.

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    1. Yours looked fantastic also! It is always so nice to see family!!!!

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  6. Hi, I think your Thanksgiving sounds like a great time.

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    1. Thanks Carla! It was really nice! Not alot of relaxing but that will come later! HA

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  7. My goodness you have been busy. It all sounds like so much fun!

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