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Monday, November 26, 2012

Catching you up

Anyone else agree that we should get the Monday after Thanksgiving off? Just to catch up on things and decorate our homes for Christmas? Okay maybe that's what I've been doing the past 2 days but now that a terrible cold has bogged me down, I just want to curl up in my bed and attempt sleep. Thanksgiving was awesome for us. Luckily most of our family is in Austin so we rarely have to go out of town for holidays and this year we had my sisters, my brother in law, and my niece, Embry stay with us. My mom's family from Missouri stayed at my parents house.

We took family Christmas card pictures that I will share with you once they go out, but for the most part I only took Instagrams (and lots of pics of Embry with my nice camera). 

The life of a work from home sales dude 
(this is Jon on days where he doesn't travel...)

Mimi had a "sip and see" party for her friends to meet Embry...lots of chubby cheek cuddles

Welcome to suburbia folks!! We made homemade bread and delivered them to our neighbors on Wednesday

We ran the 5 mile Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning and I immediately regretted it. I am NOT a runner so I would switch off between running and walking every 5 minutes but around mile 2 my right knee was on fire. I continued jogging/walking and wow did it hurt for the next 2 days. I would love to walk the race next year but this girl will NOT be running ever again!

Our one "family picture" on Thanksgiving. And a few people asked where Ernie was...truth be told he was having the time of his life with his yellow lab cousin, Athena. Mimi and Papa's house is just too much fun for him at times!

The "Fanning" girls 
(mom, lil sis Tomi, Embry, me, big sis Cori)

Our sweet God daughter

Raise your hand if you like my jeggings?!
(I swear this girl is the most fashionable 8 week old I know!)

We spent the rest of the weekend decorating our massive 9.5 foot tree, we love it! Jon is going to conquer outdoor lights this week and I can't wait to show you. 

I plan on getting 99% of my Christmas shopping done today online, boy do I love Cyber Monday free shipping deals. Less than a month til Christmas folks! (and I have to add that the high in Austin today is 82 haha)


The Mrs. and The Momma said...

I kept saying all weekend..."we need just ONE more day" I totally feel ya! I'm needing to get some major shopping done today too. I remember last year the servers froze up for all the sites I wanted to shop's to better luck today!

The Mrs. and The Momma

Kait said...

I am so proud of you for even ATTEMPTING the turkey trot. I do a mix of walk/running too, but with a heavy emphasis on walking. I have lots of knee problems, so you're my hero! YOU GO GIRL! It looks like you had a fabulous holiday :) Your niece is absolutely adorable! XO

Carolyn said...

So glad you had a good long weekend!! :) Love all the pics! Also... I think you and Jon look pretty good with a baby in your arms... JUST SAYING. ;)

Unknown said...

Stinking cute, just so darn cute all of it! :) Have a great week!

Meagan said...

Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving Holiday!

Jessica said...

we really do need Monday off of work to enjoy the vacation :)
Hope you get your Christmas shopping done today, I think I am pretty much finished besides little things & I need to make my friends gift otherwise I am good to go!!
happy Monday!!

Jillian said...

I need to know where you got your long demin shirt?

Brandi said...

Hope you feel better!!!! Love all your pictures, looks like you guys had a great time, thanks for sharing :)

PS, I totally wish we had today off - so many things I could be doing at home!

Karla said...

You are so adorable in like every picture!!
And that bacon apple pie looks absolutely to die for!!

Because Shanna Said So said...

I wish our family was in Austin because I WANT to do the Turkey Trot!! You guys look like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! And I need to hop online and get some of my shopping done too...I just keep stresses me out every year!

Kerry said...

This is adorable, thanks for sharing your Thanksgiving with your readers! And yes, you have one person who seriously does love those jeggings.. I'm wearing coral colored ones today :) Enjoy that 82 degree weather!

Girls Love Fried Pickles said...

Monday off.. Why Ruthie I nominate you for President. Embry is one fashionista. Can you imagine all the stuff she will get for Christmas?

Abbey said...

Looks like a great Thanksgiving celebration! Embry is too cute!

Dani said...

Love the tree!
Embry is so adorable!

Courtney said...

I love how you guys seem to accomplish so much in so little time! The little glimpses of your home are so cozy and beautiful. Love it!

Unknown said...

Bacon apple pie??? Oh my gosh. My husband would die! Also, you guys are too cute! :)

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