Monday, November 30, 2009

Holiday Update

Greetings!  It's so hard to come back from a few days off from work and actually feel motivated to sit here and be productive.  I have lots to do and I've spent too much time looking up online sales that are part of "Cyber Shopping Monday" and looking up other random Web sites.  I'm super thankful for vacation though  - and these past few days that I had off were great.

I need to get a camera very badly so I can take pictures of everything and then post them on here for you to enjoy.  I'm pretty sure that you would all enjoy my cut-out Thanksgiving cookies that I made.  I was really happy with how they turned out and the icing I made was delicious, too!  Actually, the BF's family all seemed to enjoy them, as well.  I personalized a few of them with some of his family members' initials.  (Basically, I was having too much fun with the little frosting tips.)  I found the recipe from another blog and if I find it, I'll share it with you all.  I think I'll be making some more for future holidays.  .  . and letting the frosting sit in the fridge overnight really added to the cookies!  It was really easy to roll out the dough and use the cookie cutters.

The trip to the BF's aunt and uncle's house went smoothly.  We drove to his parent's house and loaded into their minivan for a four hour road trip.  I'm glad his sister came because I really enjoying talking with her.  Her mom brought some materials to make pot holders and that added to our road trip. 

His family is really nice.   The food was delicious.  They live on quite a bit of farmland and actually raised and killed the 30-pound turkey that we enjoyed.  It was probably the freshest turkey I've ever had.  His cousin also came and brought his girlfriend.  They've actually only been dating for under one month, but seem madly in love.  They met on and she was pretty embarrassed to say that. It was funny because I also met my BF via online dating (, so I totally understood her apprehension to mention how they met.  And to top it off, his other cousin who lives in VA met her current boyfriend through online dating.  So I'm not the only one!  I just thought that was kind of funny.
Not too much more to report on Thanksgiving.  I went to my parent's house yesterday and took their Christmas tree and put it up in my apartment.  It looks so pretty and big with sparkling white lights.  My parent's didn't really mind and since we're leaving for Florida in three weeks, they probably wouldn't have put the tree up anyway.

Yesterday was my best friend's birthday so we went out Friday night to celebrate.  It was fun and actually like the first time I've went out to the bars in our city for quite awhile.  It really seems to bother her and my roommate that I am not a huge party animal anymore, but I'm fine with that.  But it's slightly annoying that they give me indirect attitude about it.  I've just been traveling and doing other things the past year versus spending lots of money and calories on alcohol.  I am sick of defending myself, actually. 

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are ready for Christmas.  I need to start shopping!

-Dining Diva


  1. making my blog private sassy...send me your email address that you use so i can add you! definitly need to meet up soon!

  2. So glad all went well with the bf's fam. How could they not love you! I'm sorry we missed our lazy Thanksgiving morning phone date, but still glad I got to talk to you!

  3. So glad it went well with the BF's fam. How could they not love you!? I'm sorry we missed our traditional lazy Thanksgiving morning phone date, but still glad I got to talk to you for a few minutes! Miss you!

  4. So I had to do a bit of Googling to find your blog, then when I get here I skim down your post...then I get to the part about me, wait, me!?

    So now all your readers know I met Justin on eHarmony. There it is. I said it. But hey lady, shame on you for not telling me you met Tim on! You let me suffer like that without saying at word!? ;)

    Love your blog, super cute. Mine is if you want to check it out. I documented my farm experience, too. :) So great to meet you!


  5. Oh, and absolutely on the "madly" part!


  6. Glad your Thanksgiving went smoothly. 30 lb turkey, wow!! I think people are always cautious for some reason admitting that they met online. My husband and I met online, and we just say it proudly and boldly b/c we've been together far longer than many of our friends who met IRL.


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