Scenes from our Thanksgiving Weekend

This was our first Thanksgiving that didn’t consist of a pigging out with a ton of family or traveling.  We stayed right here in town, in the comfort of our own home, and enjoyed the nice 60 degree weather.  It was a lot quieter than we are used to, but we know that this is the “calm before the storm”.  We are soaking up every bit of time that we can spend just the two of us.

On Thanksgiving day, we spent the whole day cooking and eating.  Pumpkin pancakes + waffles, hash browns, bacon, and turkey sausage for brunch.  Rosemary basil chicken + cranberry sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, corn casserole, green beans and fried onions, mini pumpkin pies and sparking juice for dinner.  Followed by grapes and pears as a late night snack to prepare us for the madness of Walmart Black Friday (errr rather Thursday).  Prego ladies and kids need stay away.  But the day wouldn’t have been complete without talking to Marv’s family on speakerphone and my family on Skype.

Black Friday consisted of waking up early and scoring some deals.  Followed by dinner with friends at a Chinese restaurant.  And then Saturday, we watched “THE GAME” – Michigan vs. Ohio.  The whole time that Marv and I have been together OSU has won this rivalry game.  The back and forth of scoring put me in so much stress that it could have been labor inducing, but we FINALLY beat them and baby is still happily inside my belly.  He might be a little conflicted on which team to root for and what to wear once he’s born though… my vote is for BLUE.  šŸ™‚

OH yea and I how could I forgot!  I need to announce the winner of the Jean Jean Vintage $50 credit giveaway!  Well, if your name is Meg and you blog over at Henning Love, then CONGRATS!  Please send me an email at sandyalamode(at)gmail(dot)com and I’ll hook you up with Jean Jean Vintage!

How was your Thanksgiving and Black Friday weekend?


  1. November 26, 2011 / 7:00 pm

    Looks like it was a good day! If I were that Koala…I’d watch out for that little Piggy šŸ™‚

  2. November 26, 2011 / 7:33 pm

    such a good idea – about the whole soaking in the time you have before baby a la mode comes! looks like you three had a fantastic weekend -and i loooove the stuffed animal pics. hehe, so cute!

  3. November 26, 2011 / 7:41 pm

    Oh wow! That is a lot of food, I bet your baby was so happy and full inside your tummy. Happy Thanksgiving to you guys. And I love love love the pictures. Pretty soon you’ll be posting pictures of your baby with the cute stuffed toys you guys got for the little one. =)

  4. November 26, 2011 / 7:45 pm

    looks like a lovely Thanksgiving!<3

  5. November 26, 2011 / 7:51 pm

    You guys are so cute šŸ™‚ It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving together! I’m impressed that you braved Black Friday. I went once and swore I would never go again. Now I just give my list to my sister and let her fight the crowds for me šŸ™‚

  6. November 26, 2011 / 8:28 pm

    You are looking absolutely gorgeous!! Good idea to have a nice quiet weekend, all that food looks delicious.

  7. November 26, 2011 / 8:40 pm

    What a fabulous weekend! Spending time as a couple is so essential for a happy marriage. Glad you got to partake in that!

  8. November 26, 2011 / 9:30 pm

    Wow! What a spread.. everything looks so yummy. Hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving Sandi. And those last few pics is HILARIOUS! Oh man, love it!!

  9. November 26, 2011 / 10:16 pm

    i don’t know what looks better, the brunch or dinner…maybe dinner just because the mashed sweet potatoes look TO-DIE for.

  10. November 27, 2011 / 12:23 am

    We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here in New Zealand, so I didn’t do anything all that exciting, but I love the photo of the teddy bears and the monkey, heheheh! šŸ™‚
    Also, I love that teeny little Ohio State onesie!

  11. November 27, 2011 / 3:49 am

    The food looks amazing! Wow šŸ™‚ Well done on that. And Sandy you are glowing so much! Can’t wait until your little one comes.

  12. November 27, 2011 / 10:39 am

    YUM! you guys are adorable together:)

  13. November 27, 2011 / 2:58 pm

    Oh my gosh these pics are so so cute Sandy. Sounds like the perfect quiet holiday.

  14. November 27, 2011 / 3:19 pm

    We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving here, but it’s always interesting to see how others celebrate it. The meal looks great for two. I love mashed sweet potato!/
    Love the little photoshoot sesh. Awww

  15. November 27, 2011 / 3:23 pm

    Aw! Look at how sweet you and your belly are! I love it! Looks a great, successful Thanksgiving was had šŸ™‚

    Stop by and enter my Shabby Apple giveaway!

  16. November 27, 2011 / 6:27 pm

    What??? You’re a Michigan fan? I am not going to visit your blog anymore =) I am just kidding. I am a Buckeye fan. I love my team but wasn’t expecting them to win the game. I couldn’t believe they scored that many points. Great game though! Sounds like you and your hubs had a great Thanksgiving.

  17. November 27, 2011 / 6:58 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving! All the food looks delicious and love the college branded clothing šŸ™‚

  18. November 27, 2011 / 8:26 pm

    Happy Thanksgiving, darling! I love that you just stayed at home and chilled šŸ™‚

  19. November 27, 2011 / 8:37 pm

    Sounds like a great Thanksgiving to me–cooking and eating are the best parts of Thanksgiving! I love the pictures of you guys in your rival gear–too cute!

  20. November 27, 2011 / 9:20 pm

    It looks and sounds like it was a wonderful holiday! Small, but sweet.

  21. November 27, 2011 / 9:34 pm

    Lovely photos. Don’t we all wish Thanksgiving is not once a year?? I was very pregnant two years ago during Thanksgiving and thank god I didn’t feel guilty about stuffing my face with so much food.

  22. November 27, 2011 / 9:40 pm

    wow, so much good food!! i haven’ had pumpkin pancakes in so long and the thought of them is making my mouth water! i love the mini pumpkin pies too and it’s good to hear you guys enjoyed a quiet holiday at home.

    cute & little

  23. November 27, 2011 / 9:52 pm

    My husband and I celebrate Turkey Day on our own every year because Christmas is chaotic as it is with family, sometimes everyone deserves to spend a holiday on their own. Especially since you guys are expecting a little one. Loved all your pics.

  24. November 28, 2011 / 1:24 am

    looks like you guys had a fab gobble gobble day on your own. the food looks delicious, and you guys are such a cute couple. šŸ™‚

  25. November 28, 2011 / 1:44 am

    a simple thanksgiving–my favorite. i am seriously anticipating the arrival of your little one sandy…i’m waiting for the blog post!!!! šŸ™‚

  26. November 28, 2011 / 6:06 am

    OMGGG SANDY!! i had no idea you were pregnant! congrats congrats a hundred times over :)!! omgosh you are the prettiest pregnant mommy to be EVER!! your first thanksgiving and w/ a bun in the oven too! haha so adorable :)!

  27. November 28, 2011 / 6:32 am

    Ah, your Thanksgiving looks absolutely perfect, Sandy. LOVE! šŸ™‚

  28. November 28, 2011 / 7:07 am

    YUM – your Thanksgiving looks delicious!

    Love the pic of you and your husband in rival sweaters!


  29. November 28, 2011 / 7:50 am

    so many lovely moments! i love the OSU/michigan photos. you guys are adorable!

    xo Alison

  30. Lizette
    November 28, 2011 / 10:36 am

    GO BLUE!!!! It was a great day at our home on Saturday šŸ™‚

  31. November 29, 2011 / 7:34 am

    Yuuum….the food looks good. and the piggy leaning over for another pie is funny…Enjoy your time together, just the two of you!

  32. November 29, 2011 / 8:07 am

    I love this post: the food, the cuteness of you and your husband…the anticipation of Baby a la Mode!!!! I love the pictures of y’all sitting there in rival team wear šŸ™‚

  33. November 30, 2011 / 4:39 am

    I wish I had taken more photos of our Thanksgiving, like you did for yours! It looks and sounds like you had a wonderful holiday with your sweetie. Hubs and I had a very similar Thanksgiving. It’s the only time we’ve done Thanksgiving with just the two of us (plus our dog, of course.) We also looked at it as the calm before the storm šŸ™‚ I’m 38 weeks 1 day today, and it’s hard to believe our little boy will be here soon. I hope that massage was wonderful! I have one scheduled for today! Yippee!

  34. November 30, 2011 / 1:49 pm

    You guys are adorable with the football rivalries. What a lovely weekend:)

  35. December 2, 2011 / 6:43 am

    i’m so glad you and marvin got to spend this thanksgiving weekend together with just the two of you! it looks like you had a great one!

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