Saturday, November 27, 2010

Happy Late Thanksgiving!

Happy late Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday with family and friends. I have been at home for the last several days (aka the land of no 3G service and dial-up Internet) and I have been slacking on the blogging yet again. I can say that I have been super busy these past few weeks with wedding things. I will be sure to dedicate a full post to wedding related garb in the next few days, I promise.

It was so nice to see family and friends this week and just relax. The FIN was back in TX with his family celebrating and I am so ready for him to come back to KY.  When we spoke last night on the phone I commented that this was the last Thanksgiving as MKH, and that next year we will be spending Thanksgiving together away from one of our families. I know thats too much emotion for a blog post so I will stop there because my eyes may get misty:( Until then I have a few pictures from Thanksgiving for your viewing pleasure!

Cousin Klay and MKH...

Being silly...

I felt like I ate until I was about to explode and even thinking about turkey makes my stomach hurt. I did however accomplish a major milestone as I used my first real piece of kitchen equipment over break. It is no secret that I am somewhat challenged when it comes to cooking/navigating around the kitchen but on Thursday it was decided that it is time for me to learn. A few months ago my friend/neighbor Lauren had called and asked me if I had a can opener that she could borrow. I am sure I looked like a deer in the headlights because I knew what a can opener was and what it did but I had no idea if I had one in one of my drawers or what one looked like. Needless to say I didn't have one that she could borrow and in repeating this story to family members they decided that they needed to stage an intervention. So on Thursday it was all business as I was tasked to open several cans with said can opener, and the picture below pretty much sums up my experience...

One piece can opener in two pieces.... very dramatic
Please excuse the DG pajamas and nasty hair...

Granted, it wasn't as bad as the picture above makes it seem.  At least I know that when I am married Chad won't starve because we can eat as much canned food as possible. I think that is a comforting thought to his parents and my family both. Who knows on Christmas I may try to boil water...

I am dreading going back to work on Monday as my 5 1/2 day weekend has spoiled me. I am counting the days until my weeklong Christmas Holiday. Only 15 working days until I'm in Christmas bliss (aka my week away from work!!) and I couldn't be more excited. In preparation for the upcoming festive season I purchased a few Christmas ornaments that have special meaning to the FIN and I. After we marry I am not sure how I will display them, but I am thinking that an apothecary jar may do the trick. 

Close but not quite, but you get the idea....

I tried to photograph the ornaments as best I could but they are so shiny that it made it difficult.

"We wish you a Kentucky Christmas"

"And a Wildcat New Year!"

" I Love UK Gameday!"

"GO CATS!"

"Just Married Wildcats!"

I think that the "Just Married" ornament is my favorite and I can't wait to display it during Christmas 2011. My only wish was that the ornaments themselves were date-stamped so I could remember which year that they were purchased and displayed. I guess that having the boxes marked is the best I can do. The weather has been super chilly in the Bluegrass and it finally feels like Christmas is coming. I hope everyone has had a wonderful week full of family, food, and fellowship!

Don't eat too many leftovers!
LOVE, MKH

4 comments:

Kasey Lynne said...

those ornaments are SOOO cute! LOVE it!

Love your blog girl....looking forward to reading more! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Ashley said...

I love your ornaments :) I have the first 2 for MS State and Florida...we wish you an MSU christmas and we wish you a UF christmas :)

Jess said...

Alright! Where did you get the UK ornaments? And do not feel bad child I too am challenged when it comes to cooking! I attempted to help mom this Thanksgiving!!

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