Hi guys! I hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving and had some time to relax and eat yummy food with loved ones. We sure did. I actually just got back to Dallas yesterday afternoon so I am slowly getting back into the swing of things. I made the 10 hour car ride with the 3 pups and boy was it a long one!
Before I start recapping last week in Nashville with my family, I have some very exciting news to share! If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you may have seen my announcement this afternoon. We are officially moving to Nashville, TN in early 2017! We are so excited!!! As I have mentioned before, our long term plan was to hopefully end up in Nashville one day, but this day came a lot sooner than we expected. We had been anticipating a move early next year (for my husband’s career), but we were fully expecting to end up in a different state. In mid October, my husband was presented with an opportunity to move to Nashville and we were both in shock! We started getting excited, but realistically we didn’t think it would really end up happening. Fast forward a couple weeks… and it is official! We are not expecting this move to be permanent, but we are happy to take what time we can get to live near friends and family in Nashville. The one downside is leaving my sister, her boyfriend, and their pup in Dallas. I get teared up just thinking about it. It has been so so so nice getting to spend so much time with them these last two years.
So I hope that helps explain my sporadic blogging these last few weeks… life has been a little hectic. 😉 This also explains my mom deep cleaning our house and my mother-in-law visiting (she helped us paint a lot of our house). Thank the lord for our mommas! We don’t have an exact moving date yet as we will wait for our house to sell in Dallas (in 2017) and then start really looking in Nashville. I will be sure to update you guys along the way!!
Let’s rewind back to a week ago at 4am. This was my view as we began our 10 hour car ride from Dallas to Nashville. The pups were very curious why we woke them up so early.
We arrived early afternoon and my dad and I took the pups to the park for a long walk. We all needed to move after that car ride! At least Riley was looking at the camera…
After our walk we headed to a new-to-me restaurant called Wild Iris. We ran into my dad’s friends and grabbed a drink at the bar with them before sitting down for dinner.
I got the salmon and I can’t even explain how good it was. It came with this kale pesto and a bunch of roasted veggies. Mmmm mmm mmm!
Tuesday morning I headed to the grocery store bright and early to shop for Thanksgiving dinner and avoid the crowds before picking up my husband at the airport. He had to work that day, but later on we headed to the park for another walk with the doggies.
Then we met up with my favorite french fry loving little brother and dad for a quick dinner.
The dogs made themselves right at home. 🙂
Wednesday was spent baking and lounging around before heading to dinner and the Predators (hockey) game!!
How hilarious is my brother’s face in this picture? The guy next to us told him, “Someday soon you will like that!” 😉 We love this boy so much!!
My husband went to grab a drink and came back and said to my brother, “The cameraman wants you to dance for him!!” (Side note: my little brother LOVES to get on the Jumbo-tron at the games so he was SO excited!) They ran up the stairs and waited for the whistle to blow.
Thursday morning, Jacob and I woke up super early to get ready for the annual Boulevard Bolt (Thanksgiving Day 5 mile race). We sported our Santa hats for the race too. 🙂
My husband and best friend, Lissa, made signs and cheered us on throughout the race! So fun to see them!
We had a blast, but we were happy when we finally saw the finish line!!! So proud of this boy!
If you made it this far, thank you for reading. 🙂 I will finished up my Thanksgiving week recap tomorrow!!! Have a great night!
- How was your Thanksgiving?
- Did you run a race on Thanksgiving?
- What is your favorite Thanksgiving side dish?