I have written a piece about DH's homecoming on the Homefront United Network, which will be featured this Friday (12/1)...so stay tuned there (and yes, that was my public service announcement for the HUN.)
Aside from welcoming DH home and reconnecting with him, to getting things ready for the surprise arrival of my SiL and my nephew [click here to know what I'm talking about], to the arrival of my MiL, to Thanksgiving, to recuperating from drinking absurd amounts of
Thanksgiving went wonderful. We didn't cook a turkey *gasp* BUT, hear me out, we ordered one from Honeybaked Ham (not sure if you have heard of it, but I totally recommend it) and of course, a ham. It was less stressful than cooking a turkey for 5 people, being that 3 of us were females and one was 13 months baby...and lets be realistic, women eat less than men. But we did do all the fun sides: sweet potatoes, green beans, mashed potatoes, stuffing (which I can eat as a main course if allowed), gravy, bread, corn, peas and of course, apple pie and Nana's Pudding Cake (DH's favorite: yellow cake, cut up in squares with hot vanilla pudding poured over it)...great! now I'm hungry!
After stuffing ourselves until we couldn't walk, we decided to sit outside, because we live in the middle of the desert and it never gets cold, and that's when we began to consume endless bottles of
and battled over who was the "Phase 10" champion. Ps. for a person who played for the first time, I did pretty darn well if I do say so myself.
On Black Friday we didn't really venture out. To be honest, I'm frightened of Black Friday. We did however veg out until my SiL and I decided to see what deals they had at the PX and Walmart (I know, such crazy shoppers). But I am happy to say that I have finally come to the darkside and am a proud owner of a Dyson. Which, by the way, was purchased on Wednesday and we got an UH-mazing deal on it!
We did manage to go to the outlets on Saturday, which were crazily packed. It was so crazy that popular stores like Coach had a line to get in. I did managed to score some Christmas gifts!
We also headed to Palm Springs to enjoy a nice stroll along El Paseo and had some yummy food at Tommy Bahamas (which I never knew "did" food).
It was great to have family around and, as always, its sad to see them go. Until next time...
Well, that's it for what's been going on with me. We have the Marine Ball coming up, so I will definitely be blogging about that!!!