Thanksgiving Staycationing

 
It was an action packed weekend with my parents and sister in town and I also took vacation time last week so we were on the go nonstop shopping til we drop, entertaining for Thanksgiving, and spending lots of family time together.

On Tuesday night the ladies went out to see Love Never Dies: The Phantom Returns show.




We hosted Thanksgiving dinner for family and close friends on Thursday evening. More to come on that.


My mom, sister, and I did some Black Friday shopping during the day while K went to the UCF game to watch us win. Shopping wasn't too crazy but we got some great deals at Express, Kohl's & Ulta.


On Friday evening we went to explore the ICE! Show at the Gaylord Palms Resort.



And then dinner at MOOR seafood restaurant in the resort, which was excellent!

 

The whole family went over to International Drive on Saturday to check out the Orlando Eye, shop, and explore before dinner.




We ended up at King's Bowling Alley but no one actually bowled. K and my Dad played a couple rounds of pool while we (the ladies) relaxed our feet.



Hibachi & Sushi for dinner at one of my parents' favorite restaurants, Kobe Japanese Steakhouse, to celebrate the December birthdays while we were all together. (My sister, mom, and I are all born in December.)






We took my sister to the airport on Sunday morning and my parents leave today. It was a lovely time being all together since my sister won't be able to make it home for Christmas. Now back to work after a week of fun and family.


Joining the lovely Biana sharing my Staycation Whereabouts.

21 comments

  1. What a great weekend with your family-- so fun to go to the ice show, I love anything holiday themed! Your pecan pie looks delicious-- it's one thing I've been craving this year, but no one in my husband's family really eats it.

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  2. What a good looking family. And such wonderful qt spent with everyone!

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  3. You are all so sweet! It makes my heart so happy that you got to spend this week together! You guys sure know how to make the most of everything your area had to offer! Have a GREAT start to your week pretty lady!

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  4. What a fun weekend with your family! Sometimes it's nice to play tourist in our own town, especially since there's so much to do! And now I'm totally craving Kobe haha! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

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  5. Looks like a great weekend! I went to Kohl's and Ulta (twice!) on Black Friday too and got some amazing deals!

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  6. I"m so glad that you had a great time celebrating Thanksgiving with your parents! How was the Phantom show? That's coming to Houston sometime soon and my mom has tickets to it! And hooray for getting some good shopping in! That's always the best for Black Friday!

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  7. ah what a lovely time! so fun to have family at home. and you guys really did a lot! i haven't been to ICE in years so that reminds me i really should make it over there. and kobe - YUM. :) happy week!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  8. So much fun! Those hats are so cute, I hope you picked up a few for yourself! Love that you were able to pack so much into their visit! Between the phantom show, the ice adventure and dinners it looked like so much fun! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  9. Y'all did so many fun activities this weekend!! Glad you had a good Thanksgiving!!

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  10. Oh I'm so jealous you went to see Love never dies, I have been wanting to see that for like forever. Looks like it was a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. ICE looks like so much fun.

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  11. Yay for all the December birthdays and time with the fam! Looks like you guys packed in a lot of fun, and you reminded me that I still need to go to the ICE exhibit at Gaylord Palms!
    Green Fashionista

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  12. Looks like a great weekend! Those pies!

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  13. I probably never said this before but I truly love that you really take advantage of your state and go out and see things. Its really refreshing. Glad the fam had a good visit

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  14. SO much fun- ICE looks super cool and you kept the fun going all weekend. I'm sure you're tired after all that- I am just reading it :) but nothing beats good memories and family time!

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  15. It sounds like you guys had a great time while your family was in town. Hibachi is one of my favorite places to go, yum!! So cool that you all have December birthdays! You guys got to do a lot around the city and see some fun shows. I scored some good deals at Loft and Target on Friday. I never even made it to Kohl's. Hope you have a great week!

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  16. Staycations are my favorite. Looks like you had a great time <3
    XO Ellen from Ask Away
    www.askawayblog.com

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  17. What a fun Thanksgiving! Staycations are so much fun! Hope you have a wonderful week :)

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  18. What a fun weekend with your family! You got to do so much and see so much of your city. Hope you have a great week!

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  19. What a special weekend with family! Staycations are the best - the ice show looks like so much fun!

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  20. Okay... I'm going to need details on the post-Phantom show. how was it? Worth it? Should I stick to the original? Was the music good? So many questions. Other than that, I love a good staycation! You definitely did it right with your family!

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