Tuesday, March 10, 2015

I'm baaaaaaack!!!

Well look who's back and boy, do I have a lot to relay. First, an apology is in order though I suppose. I kind of fell off the map at Thanksgiving last year. I have so missed this blog, but I am back and ready to take on the world again. Er, this blog anyway.

I am sorry to have left you in the dark for so long, but I am here to clear the air and begin anew. You see, I had to go back to work. The strain of maintaining two houses {we never were able to sell our house in Florida} became too much so I am back in the workforce at full force. *Cue the extremely sarcastic shouts of joy* 

It was necessary and has taken the burden off of Craig being the sole breadwinner of the family, but it has left me with little time to enjoy the things that I so love to do like yoga and blogging. I am trying to find a healthy balance again though so bear with me. I will get back into my groove, albeit slowly.

In addition to the biggie of my finding employment, the holiday season was upon us and we all know how hectic that can get. Not to be outdone, Thanksgiving also happened to be the time that Canon decided to come down with right-sided pneumonia. He was so sick that the doctor cautioned against us travelling for the holiday, thus missing our annual Gobble Day trip to Naples, FL to see family.

All in all, it has been a wild ride lately. I am hoping that it is going to start slowing down a little more so that I can start carving out more time for the things that I love to do.

With that said, let's take a look at how we decided to celebrate Thanksgiving right here in Georgia. Let me start by saying Thanksgiving was never huge in my family. Don't get me wrong, we came together as a family. We ate tons of food and were thankful for it, but Christmas is so huge in our family that Thanksgiving was always just a stepping stone to the next big thing. Yes, we were {are} those people.

Funny thing, though. Since we started the tradition of going to see our family in Naples for Thanksgiving, it has become a big deal. We look forward to that long weekend every single year. Yes, the food is amazing and the weather is to die for, but the family time that we get just can't be beat. Needless to say, when we received the doctor's orders to stay home we were definitely disappointed. We were - no, correction : Craig was - so determined to keep at least some semblance of the holiday for us so we had a Thanksgiving celebration of our own. {Special thanks to my parents for helping us to celebrate that day even when they weren't here.}

I think it is important to keep in mind that neither of us had ever actually cooked Thanksgiving dinner. Like, ever. Also, we are children. Exhibit A.

Can you tell the little man was not feeling so hot?

Big man apparently was though...

We tried to teach Canon about wishbones...and failed miserably because it wouldn't break. We tried twice. It was sad, really.

I'm not gonna lie. It was a little depressing with just the three of us sitting at the table, but we were so thankful once we really stopped to think about all that we are blessed with. {I know, I know. That sounded so cliche. Moving on.}

We did manage to get one family shot with Canon smiling...and a butt-cut hairdo. Not quite sure how that happened but I'll take it.

And so, the first annual Just Three D's Thanksgiving was a hit even in the midst of disappointment and sickness.

Hopefully, I will be back here tomorrow to relay more exciting times in my little corner of the internet. Join me, won't you?



  2. You're BACK! Sounds indeed like a crazy time! Your thanksgiving looks like you had fun, at least in turkey preparation!

    1. Ha, yeah I think maybe a little TOO much fun was had in that department! Glad to be back! :)