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I love holiday weekends!

I am trying not to think about the fact that tomorrow is Monday. It has been such a great holiday weekend, full of family fun.

On Friday, after coming out of our Thanksgiving food coma, hubby and I took my mom to the Seminole Hard Rock Casino in Tampa. We go a couple times a year and enjoy feeding the slot machines our hard-earned money. All joking aside, we only take a little bit and when it’s gone, it’s gone. I once hit $350 on the Lil’ Ladybug slot machines there and they have been my favorite machines ever since. But this time, I found a new one that I love – Grease! – and I hit $185 on it! It was nice to come home with some money.


grease slot


We had lunch at the Hard Rock Café while we were there and I enjoyed the Christmas decorations throughout the casino. They had a beautiful poinsettia tree, it was very festive. We had such a nice time, enjoying a day much needed day off from work.


hard rock tree2


hard rock cafe


me mike hard rock


Yesterday, I went to see Breaking Dawn Part 2 with my sister Jenni and sister-in-law Jenna. Jenna and I have seen all of the Twilight movies together, so it was only fitting that we saw the last one together. It was a great end to the series. I knew there was a twist going into it, having read several posts and FB updates about it, and even though Jenna told me what she thought it was, I was still surprised. Well played, Twilight, well played.


breaking dawn tix


After a trip to Barnes & Noble, Old Navy (where I scored a jacket and shirt for $18!), and Bed Bath & Beyond, we ended the day at Nick & Jenna’s. My brother Nick is a grill master and when he invited us over for pulled pork, I knew we couldn’t miss it. He made a fantastic dinner, Thanksgiving 2.0 as Jenna called it. I can’t believe I didn’t take a picture of the feast he made. Bad blogger!

As the holiday weekend comes to an end (nooooo!), hubby and I will spend the day at home. I plan on putting up our Christmas tree, catching up on some blogging, and hopefully some reading. I had plans to read a lot this weekend and I have yet to pick up a book with all the fun we’ve been having.


What did you do this holiday weekend? Did you decorate for Christmas yet?


  1. Nothing wrong with wanting to relax and catch up on blogs and reading. I have neglected my kindle books for far too long. I just got a new book last night that I hope to make a good dent in by this evening.

  2. It sounds like a great holiday weekend! I feel like I haven’t done much of anything, but I’m OK with that. It’s nice to have a break.

    We went to Hard Rock last night. I love people watching there!

  3. Some twist, wasn’t it? My middle daughter was sobbing through out that scene!!! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend. We did too and I wish it wasn’t coming to an end!!! :)

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