Bingo, Hockey and Turkey, Oh My!

I can’t believe it’s been almost a month since I last blogged. What has gotten into me? A lot has happened, but there are two events I’d like to reminisce. I went to Shreveport with Kristen and Katelyn, and I went to Austin for Thanksgiving. We had such a great time visiting our Great Aunt Ann and playing bingo with her and her friends! You can read all about the rest of our trip on Kristen’s blog.

While in Austin, I went to a hockey game with my parents and good friend, Sean, enjoyed some great conversation and laughter with friends from high school, and ate a delicious and not-so-nutritious Thanksgiving meal with my parents and Jessica’s in-laws. My dad got tickets to the Texas Stars hockey game (owned by the Dallas Stars) from a guy who used to work with him. It was $1 hot dog and $2 beer night, can it get any better? Yes, because we also saw a fight and a shoot out.

Aren’t they so cute?! I just can’t get enough of them…

I also got to hang out with my good friends from high school, Jordan and Jennifer. We went to a local coffee shop, Motzart’s, to catch up, talk about life and laugh. I’m a fan of constant laughter in conversation, so I can always count on a good time with these two! After coffee, we went to Barnes and Noble to get Jenn a book. While there, Jordan and I tried to convince her to buy a new favorite book, Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea. Let me warn you before you take my advice and buy this book for yourself. Chelsea Handler is completely inappropriate and vulgar. I think she’s hilarious, but someone like my mom would be appalled that Chelsea Handler would be allowed to talk the way she does on her hit show, Chelsea Lately. Jenn passed on the book, but I decided to buy it the next week at Target for 30% off, so she’ll get to borrow it over Christmas! Holler.

We also spent Thanksgiving day with Jessica’s in-laws, the Conquests. Kristen, Dave and Katelyn were spending time with Dave’s family in Waco, and Thanksgiving would be lame with 3 people, so we were thankful for the invite from the Conquests. Jessica volunteered my dad to carve the turkey. Why would she do that when my dad has no idea how to carve a turkey? I assured him that it would be okay and directed him to this YouTube video. He totally owned that turkey and fooled everyone into thinking this was his 100th time to carve a turkey.

Since we didn’t have Thanksgiving leftovers, I made the easiest meal ever for dinner on Friday night. It’s called something like Beefy Cheesy Ravioli and Kristen sent me the recipe. I also made my mom’s favorite salad with cranberries, apples and walnuts. Even Evan liked the meal and he is a super picky eater!

That’s all I’ve got. We are going on a cruise next Thursday, but hopefully you’ll hear from me again before we leave.


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