Thanksgiving Weekend

Who else was lovin’ the 4-day weekend over Thanksgiving?

We had an awesome time filled with some of my favorite “f” words… food, fitness, friends, fun, fresh air, fermented grapes, and family!

I kicked Thanksgiving morning off with an {almost} 5-mile run. It was breezy and warm but I like to get outside on holidays for some activity, especially now that I can take advantage of running without a stroller since Kyle is home to watch Dean.


Next up, mimosas! Was that even a question?! ;)


I prepped some tasty Coconut Nutella Brownies for our holiday dessert and they were AMAZING. I made my own whipped cream for the frosting rather than the recipe in the link and it worked out well! Don’t make these if you don’t want to eat the entire pan in a few days time <– soooooo good!


Obligatory Thanksgiving dinner photo…


Is anyone else obsessed with these?! French’s onions, marshmallows, and Cool Whip are my favorite holiday ingredients to snack on – Yeah, I know they’re crap for ya but I only have them a few times per year ;)


I failed in finding Dean a Thanksgiving outfit so I dressed him in a super cute Christmas onesie + pants on Thursday. A-dor-able! Is the red too girly? I thought it was Christmas-y but on second thought, it might be a girl outfit? Good thing he won’t remember, haha!


I’m not a supporter of Thursday night store openings and have totally lost interest in Black Friday ever since stores started opening on the holiday… I did head to Target at 7am though to pick up a few items (and I wanted the 20% coupon!). Of course most of my cart was for The Deanster. We headed to a larger mall in the afternoon (it was crazy!) and yet again, all I purchased were items from Gymboree for Dean. The line at Bath & Body Works was INSANE and J Crew’s sale wasn’t that great in my opinion… or I would have found a few things for myself as well ;)


After our mall fun, Dean visited Santa for the first time! He didn’t cry but he wasn’t exactly thrilled with the experience ;)

We worked on his push-ups and planks later on that evening. Hehe!


I kicked off Saturday by subbing a BODYPUMP class – I also taught spinning on Friday – Love that the room already has Christmas lights up!


Kyle declared that he could not possibly eat another bite of Turkey on Saturday so we headed to Naples Flatbread for a little pizza (and beer) action. I entertained Dean with my phone – The kid loves selfies!


I can’t remember what else Saturday entailed… It obviously wasn’t too exciting ;) I did put our chalkboard “nook” to use and decorated it for Christmas – Countdown begins on the 1st!! How is tomorrow December?!?


We hit up our favorite beach on Sunday morning for a family walk – I left my phone in the car so no photos but it was gorgeous as always. Naples has the best beaches!

I taught BODYPUMP on Sunday afternoon and followed it up with a SOLO grocery trip. It felt like a Christmas miracle, LOL. I am so happy Dean is taking a bottle again (he likes the Tommee Tippee brand <– Thank you to the mama’s who recommended that one to me!) as it allows me a bit more free time.


We finished out Sunday with tacos (peas for Dean) and then relaxed while watching football until calling it a night. Okay, I’ll be honest… Kyle watched football, I blogged ;)

How was your Thanksgiving weekend? Did you get any good Black Friday deals? What was the best food item at your dinner?

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