Sunday, December 4, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

We spent Thanksgiving 2011 in Charlotte with the Staton clan.
The Wednesday before Thanksgiving, I had a very important appointment at the DMV. Since I'm about to turn the big 30, it was time to renew my license. Yes, I still have an NC license which is probably against the law. Before you go and call your local law enforcement officer, I practically live in Charlotte more than 50% of the time so it is justified.

After I passed my sign test and took my pretty picture, Mike & I head to the lake for the annual Russo family Thanksgiving.
Each year gets larger and larger which mean more amazing food! There was enough to feed all 40+ guests plus the entire neighborhood. We stuffed our faces, caught up with friends and of course took lots of pictures.

Judy is such a great host and loves having everyone at her house.
Thanksgiving was spent at grammie and grandaddy's house along with the ENTIRE Staton family. I don't think we have all been together since our wedding, so it was nice to catch up and actually get to spend time together. Mike's brother, Tim, is serving in Afghanistan and we all missed having him around. The Staton family knows how to cook and we stuffed ourselves again with more yummy food. It's a good thing Mike and I brought our workout clothes because we had lots of calories to burn off.Friday night we met my parents for dinner in Clemmons before heading to Chapel Hill on Saturday. We woke up Saturday morning and my mom decided to make us a big breakfast before we hit the road. Well, let's just say she forgot to look at the expiration dates for the syrup and pancakes. At least O'Malley thought it was delicious!
When we arrived in Chapel Hill, Mike drove us all around pointing out his running routes, apartments, frat house, favorite bars, etc. We walked & shopped on Franklin street, ate lunch at Top of the Hill, had a drink at Back Bar and then headed to the stadium to watch the UNC vs. Duke game. Thankfully, UNC pulled out a win so the husband was very happy for the rest of the evening.
We woke up on Sunday and headed back to Knoxville. It was a very full and fun weekend with both our families! Just a few more weeks and our Christmas vacation will begin. I love this time of year!!!!


Emily G. said...

so jealous you got to go to chapel hill!!

Anonymous said...

The "next blog" button dutifully delivers me to a blog with pictures of food when I'm trying to lose weight...during the holiday season.

Bad timing on my part perhaps.