Congratulations you survived the weekend!!! Now hopefully you’ll survive Cyber Monday I had a pretty long weekend and I loved and enjoyed every single minute of it. Thursday we went to my husband’s grandma’s house and we had a traditional thanksgiving “dinner” although it was lunch and for dinner we went over my parent’s for a not so traditional thanksgiving meal. I’ll let the following pictures sum up my long thanksgiving weekend
- At the hubster grandma’s house, his plate: mashed potatoes, chicken dressing and a turkey leg (not picture greens). We took some mashed potatoes and dressing home and had it for lunch the next day.
At my parents: Turkey with tomato sauce and olives, congris (Cuban rice), yuca and salad with some bread. This was delicious we took some home with us
Now the hubster made his own rub and bbq sauce and everything came out delicious, we bought some sweet potato fries at Target they were good, but I would rather have done them at home, baked rather than fried.
I am very happy with the way these Garlic Cheddar Biscuits came out (I used this recipe). The hubster was in love and I’ll definitely make them again, soon.
and finally I baked some Peanut Butter Oatmeal cookies with Chocolate Chips for the hubster, he loves cookies.
I assure you we did more than just eat, I managed to squeeze some work out time as well as some shopping. We did not do the crazy black friday thing, we slept in and we went to the stores around 1 pm rather than 1 am. We also bought our tree!!!! She’s a beauty, I am a bit strange and I like to name everything, so I named my tree Sofia. I love the way she looks and smells, it makes our place smell heavenly
I made her a burlap skirt and started wrapping some presents
Two of my favorite ornaments this year, Santa
a picture of our wedding day outside of Wrigley Field
For me Thanksgiving is everyday, every morning I wake up I give thanks to God for another day, every time I eat I give thanks for the food I’m about to eat, for all the blessings I have in my life. I am grateful for my wonderful, loving best friend and husband. I don’t take anything I have for granted because I know what it is like to have nothing. I was not born in America, I didn’t have everything growing up, but I am thankful that I was not born in this incredible country. Don’t get me wrong being born here would have been amazing, I wouldn’t have lacked anything, but it’s precisely why I am thankful I was not born here, I am now able to be grateful for the things I do have and I am able to distinguished between the things I want and the things I need.
I know some of us have very busy lives and sometimes we forget to just take a minute and think of all the things we have. Let today be that day, think about everything: the good, the bad, the ugly, the perfect, and the almost perfect moments in your life and just be thankful for every single one.
Make a mental list or write it down, whatever works for you, but think of all the things you have and simply give thanks. Enjoy your thanksgiving weekend.
Last night while I was checking my twitter feed #100ThingsThatMakeMeHappy was trending and I thought I would share some of the things that make me happy and I’m also thankful for, I will only list a few not 100 we all have lives to get to
My Husband, April 21st 2012 was the happiest day of my life (so far, I’m sure when I become a mom I’ll be as happy if not happier) Today is our 7th month as a married couple and I couldn’t be any happier
Family: Where would I be without them, do I like them all? I would be lying if I said I did. Nonetheless I am grateful for all of them
Chocolate: Now this wonderful thing call chocolate makes my day any day and well I thank God for creating it
Blogging: I might not be the greatest, most popular or whatever blogger out there but I enjoy it, this is my little space and here I have freedom to do and say as I please
SoulPancake: People are amazing and although sometimes I forget that, this website/app has taught me that there are great people out there
most of the time sometimes I think people do and say stupid things, there are really amazing, thoughtful, kind people out there and I am learning not to judge people based on their driving skills or lack thereof
Chicago: I am in love with this city (although moving to another city is something we are thinking about) I love everything, the buildings, the different parts of the city, the different cultures all jam-packed into a small area, the noise and the many free activities available during the summer, I love all the seasons in Chicago (although I wouldn’t mind if Winter wasn’t as bipolar), no matter where life takes us, Chicago will always be home.