Saturday, December 22, 2012

The Best Birthday & Thanksgiving

Check this out...
It's a cupcake card and a magnet and it sings.  Whoa!

I had one of the best birthdays that I've ever had in such a long time last month!  This birthday was so special because I got to be around the people that I love the most.
My birthday started out with me and Jon driving home to my parent's house the Tuesday before Thanksgiving.  When we got there that night (probably around midnight) my parents were waiting on us to get there and had some birthday presents for me to open.  They were so sweet and spoiled me rotten.
Isn't this wrapping paper the cutest?

The next morning we got up and my mom made us homemade cinnamon rolls that were delicious!!  While the rolls were baking I got a wonderful phone call that led to me accepting a new job closer to home!  I am so excited and thrilled to get this job and I can't wait to start at the first of the year.  
Needless to say, my day started out great and it wasn't even 9:30 by then.  So blessed!!
Since it was my birthday I opted not to take a shower and I wore my favorite Tennessee sweatshirt and sweatpants....even though my sweet husband got me the cutest shoes that I had been wanting for 
my birthday...but it was my birthday, and that meant that I didn't have to take a shower if I didn't want to.  Ha! Since I was so smashingly dressed, me, Jon, and my sister hit up the junk stores in town.
 This is by far one of my favorite things to do when I come home!  And of course, we found 
great bargains on quite a few things.  After junking, we met the parentals for Mexican.  It was 
Afterwards we went to finish going through my nana's stuff at her house.  I thought it would be weird going on my birthday but it was actually okay.  I sort of felt like she was right there with me in my day just by standing in her house.  Of course, I miss her terribly, but I know that she is in a far better place now than she was in earth.  Thankfully, I was able to take her nativity scene back to North Carolina with me.  That was very special.  My sister also found some things that she liked...

Isn't she a beauty?  

That afternoon we went back to the house and rested for a bit and then we had a campfire in the backyard.  It was so much fun sitting around the fire with my family!  I just love them so much!  We have a lot of fun together!  And you better believe that we sung around the fire!  :)
and made s'mores!
The next day was Thanksgiving and it was a real feast!
Just take a look at the spread below at my Mom's side of the family...

after Thanksgiving we had a mini photo shoot in the driveway before hubs and I left for Thanksgiving #2...

They told my sister not to get the bottom half of their outfits but she did anyways....I thought it was a pretty funny picture to put together.
P.S.  Doesn't my sister's hair look fantastic curled like that?!  I might have done it.  :)
That afternoon we headed up the road to spend time with family and eat some more.
We also got to hang out with our little niece and nephew.

Fun times!  Addie Mae enjoys making silly faces!

On Friday my sister, Hailey, and I shopped until we dropped.  We even went to see a movie in the middle of all of it. 
My birthday and Thanksgiving were so great this year!  It was so fun to be around family!
Here's to wishing you a happy Saturday,
The Preacher's Wife

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