Thanksgiving and Black Friday Fun

Hello Friends! How was your Thanksgiving?? I hope everyone enjoyed their day! Hubs and I had day off. Seriously it was lovely, just the best day ever! Well until today and then today is wonderful! And can you believe the weather here in Utah?? Oh my goodness, yesterday and today are above 60 today. No need to wear coats while Black Friday shopping 🙂

So we went to Zermatt Resort and Spa for Thanksgiving dinner and the drive up Provo Canyon was beautiful, although it feels like September and not the end of November. We had a wonderful dinner, the turkey was tender and tasty. I tried three different desserts and my favorite was a chocolate mousse type of thing, it didn’t have a label but was very pretty and so I took a picture of it before I took the second bite. I believe it is covered with chocolate ganache, it was very rich.

Then we came home and relaxed until family came for snacks and crafts! We really had a lot of fun! My sister and her husband came and she brought a hot spinach dip and her craft is a snowman made out of glass bowls. Oh my goodness, it turned out so cute (my niece made one exactly the same last year, it was very cute too). My daughter in law and I made large colored (soccer size) balls into outdoor ornaments with cute tin pails as the top of the ornaments. (My treat was white chocolate covered popcorn, white chocolate pecan caramel maple fudge (in my previous blog) and paleo coconut oil fudge). My daughter modge podged glitter onto styrafoam balls and cones for decor’ for her new home (She is recently married and enjoying decorating her own home).  Two of my nieces are working on a special layered t shirt project that they did not finish last night and my other niece has a project but chasing her two little ones kept her from getting it out (she brought a cranberry-jalapeno cream cheese dip and crackers).

After completing our crafts and sampling all the treats it was getting near 9pm and we discovered that Ulta and Old Navy were open! Hmmm what to do??? We were dressed and awake with a Christmas list that needed checking; it sounded like a good idea to head out now instead of getting up early and going shopping. (You know there’s no way I’m getting up that early if I don’t have to work…interestingly enough I did wake up at 7am anyway-who knows why, I hadn’t near enough sleep)

So myself, hubs, daughter and her hubs (my sister went to the Ulta closer to her home, probably a good decision as we got back around midnight) headed out to brave the 5,000 other women at Ulta! Ok there weren’t 5,000 but it seemed as if! I got some great deals there for the cuties on my list and then we found out that Old Navy was open til like 3am (we thought they closed before we got there) and we hit Old Navy too, 50% off man! So at midnight last night I had about 1/2 my Christmas shopping done which is real nice because then I can spend all of December just enjoying the season, putting up Christmas décor, visiting friends, making treats and taking them out and focusing on the reason for Christmas- The Birth of Jesus Christ. Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas as we all enter this wonderful time of year. I hope you and yours are well and safe.

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