Nov 28, 2014


Happy Black Friday! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I will not be doing any shopping today. I’m staying home and packing up our apartment. Moving day is approaching quickly and I want to be thoroughly prepared. Most of our stuff will be going into storage so I’m having to sort and organize. Before I get to work I wanted to reminisce a little about Thanksgiving.

My fiancé and I went to his parents’ house on Wednesday night. We spent the night there and as soon as I woke up yesterday morning I drove to my parents’ house. I wanted to have breakfast and spend a little time with my family. I left my fiancé with his mom because he loves to cook and he wanted to help her with the big dinner.

My dad made Hungarian pancakes and I cooked up some turkey bacon. We usually have Hungarian pancakes for breakfast and a Mexican turkey for dinner on Thanksgiving. The food of our two cultures. Since I was going to be with my future in-laws and my brother and sister-in-law are vegetarians my parents decided it wasn’t worth it to make a turkey this year.

We had a very nice breakfast and we sat around the table talking and laughing while the parade was on in the background. My brother was pretty much snuggled up in his blanket all morning. At one point he fell asleep on the couch and I took it as the perfect opportunity to snap a picture. I put my brother’s glasses on my dog and he lifted his head and looked at me like, “What the heck is going on, sissy?” I told him, “Put your head down babies.” And he did just that.

There aren’t many things I will share about our wedding. I’m all about being secretive. I like to think it’s more fun that way. But I will share that I am planning on carrying a bouquet of brooches when I walk down the aisle. I first saw a bouquet of brooches years ago and I fell in love with the idea then. My cousin sent a couple to me through my mom so my mom and I went through them yesterday. And then my mom pulled out boxes of my grandmother’s jewelry and we went through that too. So I guess we have officially started my brooch collection for my bouquet. My sister-in-law was with us and she was pulling up ideas on Pinterest. I am very much aware of the fact that I am engaged and my fiancé and I will get married next year. But when we actually talk about ideas and turn those ideas into actual things, it all becomes so real.

We usually stay in our jammies all day on Thanksgiving (and usually Christmas too). I wish I could have stayed in my jammies but I have another family now and I have to share my time between them. My mom wanted a couple pictures with me before I left. Isn’t she beautiful? Always rocking her animal print.

I forgot to mention, I was pleasantly surprised to see that my parents’ house is all decked out for Christmas already. The lights are hung outside. There is a big snowman in the front entry way. There are little snowmen along the walkway. The tree is up and decorated. It all looks amazing like it does every year.

By the way, it was NINETY yesterday. We’re pretty used to it here in Southern California. But I envy all of ya’ll who get a real winter.

I made it back to my future in-law’s home and we had a really good and really filling dinner. I’m used to a Mexican turkey with rice and beans but I really enjoyed the turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy that my future mother-in-law made. I wasn’t brave enough to try the stuffing or the yams but I didn’t feel like I was missing anything at all. I was so incredibly full after my first serving. I honestly can not remember ever being that full. After a little while I had some coffee and a slice of homemade lemon pie that a friend of the family made. It was delicious! And I’ve become quite fond of anything lemon. Maybe because my new last name will be Meyer.

This was our last and only Thanksgiving as an engaged couple. This time next year we will be married!!! Hard to believe but also very exciting! Maybe just maybe we will be in our new home and we can host Thanksgiving there for our two families. That would be incredible.

Update on my search for the perfect foundation for my skin. You know how I said I really liked the Urban Decay Naked? Well, I would like to change my mind on that. When I went to wash my face at the end of the day on Tuesday night, I noticed that three pimples had formed. I’m thinking that that foundation ended up clogging my pores, which is very unfortunate. Wednesday and yesterday I tried out Bare Minerals Blemish Remedy. This was one that my cousin had suggested. I’ve heard great things about Bare Minerals but I had never thought to even consider it. Also, this is a powder foundation. I think the last time I wore a powder foundation was while I was in high school. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. I love this foundation! I have one more to try but I’m pretty sure this will be the one I invest in.

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