Monday, November 26, 2012

A Trip Back Home

I have been in California since August and was very thankful to go back to West Virginia for the Thanksgiving holiday. Luckily enough, I got the time off work and found a flight for a reasonable price. Oh who am I kidding?!? The flight cost me and arm and a leg but I didn't care because I could go back and see my family! 

Sunday I flew into Huntington and was immediately reunited with my mom. It felt so good to be back.. I can't even describe it. If you've ever been away from your loved ones for a long time then you know exactly what I'm talking about. 
 
 
My flight didn't get in town until really late so Sunday was basically a travel day. Monday morning, I hit the ground running though. I had been wanting to see Breaking Dawn Part 2 so...
The theater that we always go to has the best warm nuts during the holidays. I need to try to figure out how to get them year round! I could seriously eat them all the time! They are some type of pecan that's been glazed with sugar and cinnamon. 
After the movie, I headed to the first of two Thanksgiving dinners that I would be eating. It was filled with my favorites: hashbrown casserole, home made rolls, turkey skin, corn on the cob and baby red potatoes. My mom did a great job on the turkey! 
 
 
The next day my mom and I headed out to get our live Christmas tree. Usually we get it the day after Thanksgiving but since I was having to leave we got it the day before. We usually get it at a local place called Stewarts but they weren't getting their trees in time for us to buy it there this year. So after asking friends and getting some suggestions we actually found live ones at Home Depot! I had no idea they had fresh, live Christmas trees. We were able to get it up and decorated all in one day. Then it was time to eat another Thanksgiving dinner!
 
My time back in West Virginia felt like it went so fast. I was so thankful to be able to go home and see my entire family for the holiday. I got to see everyone, eat some good food and enjoy the time with them all. I hope everyone else had a great Thanksgiving 2012! Enjoy the season friends!

9 comments:

Jax said...

I just LOVE that last photo of you guys all in front of the tree. Fabulous! So glad you got to make the trip back home and spend time with everyone. :)

Deidre said...

I know when I go home time seems to go into fastforward and goes by so quickly!

Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

That last picture is my FAVORITE! I am so glad you had such a wonderful time!

Miranda said...

SO glad you got to go home for Thanksgiving!!!! :) The tree is BEAUTIFUL!

Rambles with Reese said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comment JMO! It does feel a little weird to be back posting but it helps when I get a comment like yours.

Congratulations on moving out west! You must be so happy about that. I knew how important it was to you.

And yes! I can't wait for Christmas either! I've already started listening to Christmas tunes. xo

Steph said...

Ummmm, could his son look any more like him? So cute!

Love the last picture!

Sam M said...

Sounds like you had a quick but wonderful trip. I know exactly what you mean about being reunited with your family. Glad to hear you have a live tree tradition too.

Dixie Bell Designs said...

thats great that you got to go home for Thanksgiving! Do you get to go home for christmas at all?

Kristin said...

Glad you got to go home!!