Before heading to Gainesville, I got in a run. I felt really good during this run and was excited to get the exercise before eating so much on Thursday!
Dragonfly for some sushi and our friend Jazzy's birthday dinner!
The celebration continued at a nearby bar. They had karaoke there, and I LOVE singing karaoke. I usually go sing a song or two, but this time Joe asked if I wanted to sing "Love Shack" with him! He NEVER does karaoke, so I jumped at the chance! Here's a little clip:
I got an early start on Thursday because I needed to get some cooking done!
pineapple casserole and cornbread casserole (double recipe) to bring to Joe's grandparents' house. They were both ready right when it was time to leave, so I wasn't able to get in the run I had planned.
We headed to Joe's grandparents' house (which is also a horse farm) and spent some time helping prepare for lunch and catching up.
|Cousin Caitlyn, SIL Katherine, me, and cousin Grace|
|Can you tell horses make me nervous?|
|All the ladies at Thanksgiving|
We got a slow start to our Friday, but I got a lot done thanks to some online Black Friday deals! Thankfully, Joe and I are almost done with our Christmas shopping!
Alachua Sink La Chua Trail. The trail is 3 miles long and goes through a prairie around the sink. It was a beautiful day with great scenery!
We had another slow start to the day, then packed up our things and went on our way. We stopped by the Tangled Oaks Winery on the way home and picked up our favorite wines from our visit in May.
The rest of the day was spent watching football (both our teams won! Yay!) and babysitting the same 3 kids we watched back in April. What a fun and well-behaved bunch!
Question for you: What was the highlight of your holiday week/end?
I think the highlight for me was spending time with the in-laws and sharing in their traditions. I missed being with my family, but I really enjoyed seeing his grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins.