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?

3 thoughts on “I love holiday weekends!”

  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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