Family Road Trip!

This weekend we took a quick road trip to Ohio for my mom’s birthday. And by quick I mean we were there only about 40 hours and we drove a total of 16 hours. But it was well worth it to see all the family and get to meet my new niece dog Rubi!

We left bright and early Friday morning and took Dolly for her first big road trip! She was very excited and kept putting her feet on the middle console and trying to get up front with us. But eventually she calmed down. We got to Ohio in time for dinner with my family.

On Saturday we had a delicious breakfast, went shopping and then had a scrumptious dinner at Bucca di Beppo’s. If you have not ever been there then you should go! It is a delicious family style Italian restaurant.

On Sunday we had some delicious pancakes and then hit the road to return back to Virginia. Dolly was excited to head back home as she was a bit nervous with all of the new faces and places. Next thing for us and Dolly will be some dog training so we all know how to better help her in new situations. She got to meet her cousin Rubi and they had a good, short first meeting.

We had a great road trip! We drove for 16 hours and didn’t turn on the radio once so we had some quality time together. It was a quick trip but a lot of fun and worth the time spent in the car! With our previous flying history of super delayed flights we decided driving is our best option unless we just can’t take the day off for the drive. Fortunately this time it worked out and we had a great time with family!

Family Road Trip! Dolly's way of riding Niece dog Rubi :)

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Thanksgiving in Ohio! (Better late than never)

Note: I wrote this awhile ago and I am just now posting it. Pictures will come later!

So I have not blogged in awhile because last week we were in Ohio spending Thanksgiving with my family. It was a wonderful time! My entire immediate family was there along with both sets of grandparents. So it was fun to see everyone.

We started out our trip with a flight scheduled for Wednesday night at 10 pm. I knew it might be a mistake making a flight so late and apparently the airlines knew that too which must be why it was the less expensive option. We arrived at the airport incredibly early expecting crazy lines of people there and were surprised by about 5 people at security. We got to our gate and discovered our flight was delayed until 11:50 p.m. So we had hours to kill at the airport. We bought magazines and discovered there was free wifi so we researched dream vacations. Then all of the sudden our flight was scheduled to leave on time and a plane was there. 10 pm rolled around and we were still sitting in the airport waiting for some kind of news. Turns out we had a plane but no crew. During all of this poor Miles had gone to take a nap so he could come late to get us, then Mom woke him up and then he went back to sleep because we were delayed again. Long story short after much worry and consideration of hopping in the car and just driving we finally boarded the plane at 1 am and arrived in Ohio at 3 am, rode the hour back to the house and finally got to sleep at 4 am. So the rest of Thanksgiving day was a bit of a blur.

We had delicious food for Thanksgiving but personally my favorite food is the day after Thanksgiving. For many years we used to have Thanksmas (Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrated together) with my moms side of the family because we were never all able to get together at Christmas. So Friday was Christmas and that comes with Ham, Macaroni and Cheese, Squash Casserole and Pineapple Casserole. Lots of yellow food but can you say yum?

On Saturday we endured some rough football games (Poor Yellow Jackets) and some wonderful ones ROLL TIDE ROLL and Go Vols! I know it is shocking to see me rejoicing over the win of two SEC teams in one sentence but I must support my husbands team! We were so over the Georgia Tech game that we left to get my parents Christmas tree and got to spend Saturday night decorating it and sitting by the fire sipping on Russian Tea.

Our flight back on Sunday was successful and on time and we got home and came right back into the work life on Monday. Less than 4 weeks until Christmas vacation!!!

The end of Twilight :(

Well this weekend marked a momentous occasion, the end of Twilight. Breaking Dawn pt. 2 The Epic Finale finally came out and we were there Friday night to see it! My husband is amazing and went with me to see it! I wore my Team Edward shirt from Twilight in honor of the final movie! It was in a word- amazing. I won’t say much because some of my friends have not seen it yet but it was excellent. Probably my favorite of all of the movies. Since Friday was our 5 month anniversary we followed the movie up with a Chocolate Molten Lava Cake at Chilli’s. You haven’t lived until you’ve had one of those. It was Tyler’s first time and he now understands. Those things are divine!

On Saturday poor Tyler had to work so we can spend the week between Christmas and New Years in Georgia with family! He left at 8:30 and came home at 2:30 and said “You’re still getting ready?” I was waiting on my nails to dry. We went to Michaels and bought Christmas ornaments and stand-in stockings because I still have a good bit of work to do on our homemade ones so those will be ready for next Christmas! We did a little Christmas shopping and then went to a Japanese steakhouse we had gotten a Groupon for! It was delicious and an entertaining time.

On Sunday we did our typical grocery shopping which was much easier this week since we leave on Wednesday for Thanksgiving in Ohio!!! We had dinner with our friends Matt and Katie at Carrabba’s, delicious. Then we came home and watched the movie Battleship which was a pretty good movie! We really enjoyed it but warning you may dream about running from aliens after watching this movie.

It’s a short week of work then we get to head to Ohio for fun Thanksgiving times with family! I am so excited to see everyone!!!

P.S. ROLL TIDE!