Wednesday, December 8, 2010

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

Well, the Christmas tree is up, the presents are bought and wrapped (all but a few), and I think I'm going to go crazy! But first...

I made my first Thanksgiving meal this year, and that was really fun.

The Bird

The Feast
 I made: Mashed Potatoes (olive oil, skim milk, herbs, salt and pepper), Turkey, Broccoli and Cauliflower Casserole (recipe), Baked Apples (the one utterly sinful thing I made), and Green Bean Casserole (Mr. Discovery's favourite). My mom made sweet potatoes (she's the only one who eats them), stuffing (her mother's recipe), and the pumpkin pie. :-) It was a great little afternoon of gluttony all around.

So back to the crazy.

Friday morning, Mr. Discovery and I leave for The Greenbrier because he's second shooting on a wedding there, in addition to an engagement session and the rehearsal/dinner. I get to hang around the resort/casino for some amazing times with a girlfriend of mine. SO excited!

We will depart the resort on Sunday for the Lower School Christmas Party! This is pretty much the most fun you can have in a single night!

Thursday, we are co-hosting the Christmas Party for our Sunday School class. I say co-hosting because I'm making the arrangements, but someone else's house is the location. Our class has doubled in the past year, so I just can't accomodate the group at our tiny little apartment. What would I do without wonderful friends who will loan their house out for the evening and let me plan (I LOVE to plan things)!!!

Friday (17th) we head to Baltimore where I will assist Mr. Discovery in photographing a wedding for one of his co-workers. We will spend the whole weekend up there, including our anniversary, which is Monday, the 20th.

From there, we go to Lynchburg to be with Mr. D's family through Christmas, then we'll depart bright and early on the 26th for Charlottesville where I'll FINALLY get to see my precious, precious niece!!!!! :-) I can't wait to see that little one! She's be 21 months old in three days; the time flies too quickly! We'll finally get back into Richmond for the New Year, and then, it's back to reality.

O I say all that to say: If you don't hear from me, I'm terribly sorry. Not that I've been the best blogger in the world, but still... I do like to have a reason for my bad blogging habits!

Half training is going well, but I've had to rearrange a lot of runs because of all the Holiday festivities. I feel guilty for skipping runs early on, and I hope that doesn't come back to bite me in the butt. :-) I've had to do a lot of runs on the treadmill because it's been in the teens and twenties here with the wind chill this week. I hate the treadmill, but I really prefer running after dinner because I feel completely fueled and ready to go.

If I don't post between now and Christmas, a merry, merry Christmas to you all.

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