Sunday, November 29, 2009

Thanksgiving in Nashville- Part 1

Hi guys! How are you? I have missed you all so much. Based on everyones posts, it sounds like you all had a great Thanksgiving. I did as well! I have so much to share that I decided to break my Thanksgiving weekend into 2 posts.

Wednesday:
  • Ran a mile and taught Body Pump
  • Hopped in the car and drove the 10 hours (due to traffic) to Nashville. We saw some fun signs on the way:

  • Arrived at Josh's parents house and enjoyed an incredible dinner of roasted veggies, black beans, and wedge salads (she also cooked up some steak for the meat eaters):

  • Dessert at one of the MOST incredible frozen yogurt places I have ever been to, Sweet CeCe's.

  • I got pumpkin (oh my gosh amazing) with chocolate sprinkles:

  • Josh got original tart and pumpkin with kiwi:


Thursday:

  • I woke up early to fit in a great 7 mile run on the hills of Brentwood:

  • The rest of our Thanksgiving was pretty low key and relaxing:

  • We enjoyed a fabulous dinner (I didn't capture pictures- I know, what was I thinking?)
  • At midnight, Josh's Mom and I headed out for the start of our Black Friday shopping (Josh's mom is the BEST shopper and so much fun):

  • The mall was CRAZY busy:


After shopping, I came home and crassssshhhed. More tomorrow!

45 comments:

Tricia said...

Sounds like a great time!

Mandy said...

looks like you had a great trip :)

you braved Opry mills on black Friday??? Whew! Kudos to you guys :)

Lauren said...

Hey darling! :)

Happy to see you back and even more thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Thanksgiving!!

That fro-yo looks awesome! I just stocked up on 3 different flavors because the next few weeks I will be on the "liquid" diet due to my mouth surgery. :( Thank goodness for fro-yo and oatmeal! ;)

Hope you enjoy your night.

biz319 said...

Brave girl heading out to shop at midnight!

Glad you had a great time! :D

lesley lifting life said...

Yay, you're back!! We missed you even more than you missed us! ; )

Jessie (Vegan-minded) said...

Wow, I can't believe you did midnight black Friday shopping, you are brave! Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving. :)

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

The pic right under this caption:
The rest of our Thanksgiving was pretty low key and relaxing

You just look awesome :) So glad you're having a ball (With Miss H herself too!)

Stephanie @ cookinfanatic said...

Sounds like you had a great trip! Shopping at midnight... woo girl you are hardcore! :)

Brittany said...

It looks as though you had a great time.

The mall was really busy- did you end up buying a lot of stuff?

I Run for Fun said...

Sounds like an awesome time. You are braver than me, girl...I am terrified of the Black Friday crowd.

homecookedem said...

Oh wow! What a delicious and healthy looking dinner Josh's mom prepared for you!! I haven't had fro yo in way too long - your's looks great!! :)

Glad you enjoyed your Thanksgiving dinner!! I didn't take any pictures of the actual dinner either - mostly b/c I was too busy enjoying the food and company! :)

lizzy said...

Shopping at midnight! you are a hardcore chica! that's awesome, sounds like a great Thanksgiving so far! you are the WINNER of my coffee give away :) so just email me your mailing address when you have a chance! (lizzyj1305@yahoo.com) xoxo!

Heather McD (Heather Eats Almond Butter) said...

Oh my gosh, check out the spread at Josh's parents house! Next time you guys are in town, I'm coming over for dinner. Then we can all drive to Sweet Cece's. :)

I did not even know the mall was open at midnight. Are you serious? That's hilarious.

Had the best time with you guys. CD loved Josh. Really want to come to Charleston now!!!! CD needs to meet Frank.

Britt said...

You crazy girl, out shopping at midnight! I was fast asleep at that point!

I haven't been to Nashville since I ran my first marathon there back in 2004. Gotta get back there sometime.

Jessica said...

The yogurt looks soooo good!

inmytummy said...

Wow, you went at midnight? I'm impressed. That's serious dedication there.

Staci Dombroski said...

Wow! I have never been shopping at midnight! Did you get stuck with the mudslide? My husband's aunt and uncle said they had a longer trip from Indiana because of the detour from the mudslide.

Nicci@NiftyEats said...

fighting the crowds, did you find some good deals. I think next year I may try and get up early for deals.

Marissa said...

That is so great Josh's Family had lots of veggie options! :)

noodlgirl said...

OH you are having so much fun!

Molly said...

I did some shopping too but we stuck to 4 a.m. Target and then went back home and crashed.
All the food looks delicious! Can't wait to hear more!

Diana said...

I'm so jealous of that yogurt! Yum!

Btw, guess who the winner of my Thanksgiving Food Challenge is? http://thechiclife.typepad.com/the_chic_life/2009/11/the-thanksgiving-food-challenge-2009-winner-is.html

Allie (Live Laugh Eat) said...

You've been missed! I love pumpkin tart froyo! You went shopping at midnight!? What a trooper :)

Holly said...

haha I LOVE reading funny road signs!! Sounds like you had a great T-Day weekend (Part one, that is). :-) That fro-yo pic makes me HUNGRY!!

Fresh Local and Best said...

It looks and sounds like you had a great time with your family members!

Alison said...

Welcome back!! Looks like you guys had a great holiday with Josh's fam. Love the midnight shopping trip with MIL - hope you hit some great sales!

laura dishes said...

Yikes... 10 hours! Of all people, I'm not sure how you managed being in the car for that long. ;)

I've never been to Sweet Cece's, but my boyfriend lives in Nashville so I'll have to go there next time! Glad you had a great weekend!

Holly said...

i love that josh's mom is a shopping fiend...will we get to see some of thee fabulous purchases?

tam said...

Ooooooo that yogurt looks and sounds delish! x

*Naomi* said...

pumpkin yog with chocolate sprinkles OMGGGG sounds amazing!

good for you for braving the black friday craziness and hitting the mall at midnight! wow! hope you got some great deals!!

K from ksgoodeats said...

You and Josh are so cute!! Way to power through the Black Friday madness - props to you :)

Can't wait for part two!!

Abbys Vegan Eats said...

YA welcome back!!! Your holiday spread looks amazing!! AND you and Josh look cute as always.

Props to you for shopping girly.. I didnt venture near a mall. lol. Cant wait to hear more about your trip! :)

CaSaundraLeigh said...

So glad you made it safe--10 hrs is a LONG time! Good thing you had Josh n Frank along. And that frozen yog looks amazing--we really need more ice cream shops here!

Pam said...

So good that you had a wonderfilled holiday! Very CUTE photo of Josh and YOU!

Enjoy!

Julie said...

josh's mom is AWESOME! first she totally made a delicious looking meal on wednesday night. i'm sure that thurs was equally as good AND THEN she gets up and the two of you get your black friday on. haha she's a mother in law keeper for sure!

can't wait to hear more about it!!

Krista said...

A 10 hour drive??? YIKES! Sounds like it was well worth it, though!

Dawn said...

that's a long car ride!! I don't think I could sit still for that long, no no.
And yes you were VERY brave to go shopping.
I bet Frank'ster was so happy to see you guys home.

Paige (Running Around Normal) said...

Wow that veggie dinner sounds wonderful! Good for you for fitting in a 7 miler on Thanksgiving. Hope you got some good deals!

teresa said...

how fun! i like the looks of that fro yo! you're so brave to tackle black friday, that still something that i haven't gotten myself to do yet. fun weekend!

Jenna said...

Sounds like a great trip my dear!

We don't have any good frozen yogurt places in Minneapolis. Everybody else around the country seems to have great places. I'm jealous!

Dawn (HealthySDLiving) said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! :) So glad!

Maria said...

Glad you had a nice holiday. I can't wait to hear more:) I've missed your posts!

emptyjar said...

I have always like your blog. You seem so nice. I just started a blog, it would be great if you drop by sometimes , I know you are pretty full of friends right now though by all the comments you get :) Nice blog though.

Michelle @ Find Your Balance said...

Did you really do the Black Friday thing? Any great deals? I did it once and that way enough :-)

fittingbackin said...

Looks like fun - great job still getting in your workouts! (not that i'm surprised!!)