So were you ready for the kids to go back to school? I’m going to sound like a cliche, but as much as I LOVE having my children home for the holidays, I LOVE having them go back to school. I know you know where I am coming from!
Seizing family time was a given this Thanksgiving. We love spending time together even if the length of time is short. I didn’t blog about any of it…but that’s O.K. as it was refreshing to take a mini-blogging/work break over Thanksgiving. I need to recharge my batteries every so often, more so because I work from home and well, my work life and home life don’t always co-exist well. Here’s what we did…
- We froze our tootsies off at ICE! Shrek the Halls at the Gaylord National in National Harbor, MD.
- We drooled at the Peeps shop at National Harbor…and didn’t buy anything…even though Peeps are super cute.
- We explored the large sculpture of a man buried partially beneath the sand also at National Harbor.
- We watched the Charlie Brown Thanksgiving special on DVD…always a favorite for us.
- We spent a leisurely Thanksgiving Day watching the parade, the dog show, and finally going to my parents for dinner…enjoyable!
- We celebrated my husband’s/@DadKnowsBetter‘s birthday at Uncle Julio’s at the Rio in Gaithersburg.
- Some of us saw Skyfall. Some of us will wait to see Wreck-It Ralph this weekend.
- My husband took the kids out to play basketball or to the health club to workout…while I stayed home to catch up on stuff.
- Homework was completed…under duress. Cello was practiced…with a little bit of complaining.
All in all the Thanksgiving Break was short, but much appreciated.
While I didn’t blog much over T-Break, here’s a couple of blog posts I’ve written…and giveaways that are up on Musings from Me blog:
- @DadKnowsBetter wrote about our refinancing adventures…don’t worry we were fine…no drama.
- Stumped for what to give the special people in your life? Read my reviews on Micro Chargers Launchers…Nivea Smooth Sensations…Disney’s Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two for Kinect.
- My adventures selling on ebay.
- Turkey Day traditions on both sides of the pond.
- Win a Hickory Farms Gift Basket — ends 12/2/12.
- Win one of the new Farmville Card Games for kids with Farmville Farm Cash for parents! — will be posted tomorrow, ends 12/7/12.
Winners have been contacted and prizes shipped (or will be shipped) for:
- KFC Chicken Checks for KFC Dip’ems
- Green Giant Seasoned Steamers Prize Pack
- National Pork Board Costco Gift Card
- Phones, DVDs, Books, Kinect Games, and More: A Giveaway for Everyone
And new giveaways will be posted VERY SOON! Stay Tuned!
- Sesame Street for XBox Kinect
- KFC Chicken Checks for New Festive Feast!
- Robin Good and His Not-So-Merry-Men Veggie Tales DVD
Congratulations to all winners! I must give a huge thank you to all the amazing companies that give me awesome stuff to giveaway on my blog. I love SHARING what I love with you…my readers.