12.02.2013

Post-Thanksgiving Recap

Wow December 2 already, the last month of the year? What a year so far it has been already. I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebrating with family and friends. Anyone venture out to after Thanksgiving or Black Friday for some shopping?
My parents came to celebrate Thanksgiving with Sean and I. Between the hiking we did on Wednesday and our annual Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving, I made sure to eat plenty on Thursday. The day after Thanksgiving means theMission Inn here in Riverside starts the Festival of Lights that runs through January 4. Every night, the Mission Inn is completely decorated in lights, figurines, huge and candelabras. The street next to the Mission Inn has food vendors from homemade gingerbread men, hot chocolate and roasted almonds. A small ice skating rink is constructed and horse drawn carriage rides are available all night long. 
We checked out the Festival of Lights last night and considering we live about 5 miles away, Sean and I will be visiting a lot through the holiday season :-)



I want to announce the winner of the Cardstore Christmas card giveaway and it is Ashley, congrats! 

12 comments:

Simply LKJ said...

Had so much fun following along on IG. The festival looks fantastic!!

Alexa said...

Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving Meg and I love that photo of you and Sean!

Treasure Tromp said...

what a lovely thanksgiving! I would love to see the festival one year!

Carly said...

Aw, I'd love to see this!

Carly
www.lipglossandcrayons.com

The Pink Growl said...

So glad you got to spend it with your parents! You are just adorable too!

Always Maylee said...

Yay hope you had a wonderful thanksgiving! You are looking great. :)

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Julia Barger said...

Oooh! I wish there was a Festival of Lights near where I live! I'd go all the time!

Lauren said...

what a great holiday! And that Festival of Lights sounds wonderful!

B said...

looks so pretty and festive! i need to decorate!

Ashley R said...

Darn, wrong Ashley! JK. I need to make it up to the Mission Inn again this year! So pretty. :)

Autumn Duke said...

Sounds like you had a fun, eventful holiday! We did venture out on Black Friday but we strolled in to the stores around 10:00 a.m. I didn't think there would be much left, but they restocked the shelves, had plenty of great sales, and it wasn't busy at all. I think I've discovered my new Black Friday tradition :)

Leah said...

so good you guys had a nice time. you are the cutest pregnant lady Meg!