The Holidays Wizzed By!

Well, I can't believe that it is after Christmas already. I still haven't even posted my Thanksgiving pictures yet, this can't be right! I guess I will have to do a Holidays Highlight including our fab Thanksgiving Dinner, Trip to Atlanta for the SEC Championship Game, The First Thompson Holiday Party, The Blizzard, our Holiday Card and Christmas Decorations. I hope I can get our wireless to agree with me and not get caught-up playing Rock Band or Yahtzee tonight.

We are off to New York City to celebrate New Year's in style. I am so excited and can't wait to pack lots of warm and pretty outfits to wear over the next five days.

I hope everyone has enjoyed this wonderful time of year!


Christmas Meme

1. What is your Favorite Christmas Movie? ELF & White Christmas
2. What is your Least favorite Christmas Movie? A Christmas Story
3. What is your favorite Christmas song? Silent Night
4. What Christmas song(s) drives you crazy? The Christmas Shoes - it's so sad.
5. What is your favorite Christmas Drink? Starbucks Peppermint Mocha
6. What is your favorite Christmas Memory? My Dad reading us the Christmas Scripture on Christmas Morning and singing the Hallelujah Chorus at the candle light Christmas Eve Service at my church in Orlando.
7. What is the best toy/gift you've received on Christmas? As a child - it had to be the Barbie Dream house my grandparents gave me. As a teen - The Estee Lauder perfume and make-up set. As an adult - the Tiffany's limited edition heart necklace Josh gave me for our first Christmas.
8. What is the worst toy/gift you've received on Christmas? I have always been given wonderful gifts, I can't remember something that I didn't enjoy.
9. What do you LOVE about the holidays? Spending time with friends and family.
10. What annoys you about the holidays? Crowded parking lots.
11. Do you prefer star or angel on top of a Christmas tree? Or something else? We have a lighted star with a big red bow!
12. What is your family favorite recipe at Christmas? The Morgan Family Five Meat Christmas Breakfast - including my dad's awesome sausage gravy.
13. Are you a Grinch or a Who at Christmastime? A Who of course.
14. Christmas light displays - Love them or Hate them? LOVE THEM! My friends in Tampa and I used to go Christmas light looking and then out to dinner every year - I'm sad I don't get to do that with them this year.
15. Santa's at the mall - Fun times or Creepy? Fun Times - especially for baby Jack.
16. Christmas cards - do you send them, yes or no? Of course, I put all of them in the mail this morning.
17. What is the best thing about Christmas, in your opinion? Everyone is happy, cheerful and thoughtful.
18. What is the worst thing about Christmas? Sometimes I wish I give more and do more for my friends and family.
19. When do you put the tree up and take it down? This is our first Christmas, but we put the tree up the day after Thanksgiving and will probably take it down by January 9th.
20. Out of the 12 days of Christmas, which day and item would you want your truelove to give to you? Five Golden Rings!
21. Why do you think that Grandma got run over by a reindeer? Too much Eggnog.
22. Who is your favorite reindeer? Dancer
23. Do you believe in Santa Claus? Of course.
24. What is your favorite smell at Christmas time? Thyme Frasier Fir - amazing.
25. What would make you happy at Christmas this year? I am looking forward to waking up Christmas morning and opening presents with my husband and doggie!


It's the Holiday Season...

What a wonderful Thanksgiving 2009. We hosted 12 for our very first Thanksgiving - as a married couple anyway. Josh joked that not all newlyweds are able to use their full set of china the very first time they use it, but we did-in a big way!

We started baking on Wednesday and put the 28 pound turkey in the roaster at 6 o'clock a.m. on Thursday. We all had a wonderful time together, here are some pictures I borrowed from Gabby. I am hoping to upload all of my pictures this evening.

Of course in true Thompson fashion we are bouncing from one holiday to another-it has been a very busy few days! We are having a holiday party on the 12th and since we are headed to the SEC Championship this weekend - we have been busy busy busy! I wouldn't have it any other way.

Thanksgiving Dinner for 12 - check
Black Friday Shopping - check
All the presents for my family planned & purchased - check
Christmas Decorations up - check
Holiday Party invitations sent - check
Holiday card picture with dog actually facing the camera-check
Holiday cards ordered - check
Ingredients for all cookie recipes for Holiday Party planned & purchased - check
Holiday cards and labels picked up - check
Make Mini Wedding Album for visit with Granny - check
Ingredients for extended family presents (peppermint bark & candied pecans) purchased - check
Cookie Dough for more than 500 cookies in the freezer for Holiday Party - check

Make peppermint bark and candied pecans for all Georgia relatives
Pack for SEC Championship Game in Atlanta
Upload & post Thanksgiving pictures

Thursday -
Gift wrapping class with Lacey at the Paper source
Wrap-up all the goodies to bring to family this weekend
Off to Atlanta to watch the Gators win the SEC Championship Game!