Weekend Roundup | Thanksgiving & Monticello

This past week was Thanksgiving!! I always love any chance to gather around a table with a bunch of home cooked food. We headed to Waynesboro to spend time with family and enjoy turkey and all the fixings, including some apple pie. (PS - If you live in Charlottesville and haven’t tried The Pie Chest, consider this as your strong recommendation to go try them out!). My mom’s back yard has a pond which she puts a net on over during the fall to keep the leaves out. While we were all scoping out the Black Friday ads, we noticed a small chipmunk stuck in the net! So we headed out with some scissors and garden gloves and set the little guy free. Poor guy, we all hoped he was okay. 

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 Friday we didn’t do any Black Friday shopping in-store. We just stick to online shopping these days .:) But it was the annual “Commonwealth Clash” football game with Virginia Tech against UVA. This year it was in Charlottesville, so of course we had to go! And of course, for the 14th time in a row, Virginia Tech won!    Sunday was the Holiday Open House at Monticello - which means free admission! We headed up to explore and I had a lot of fun! We haven’t been there in about a year so it was nice to see it again. It was certainly crowded though, with the free admission and the wonderful almost-warm weather. But I still managed to capture a shot of the house without anybody in the frame! It’s all about patience. :) 

Friday we didn’t do any Black Friday shopping in-store. We just stick to online shopping these days .:) But it was the annual “Commonwealth Clash” football game with Virginia Tech against UVA. This year it was in Charlottesville, so of course we had to go! And of course, for the 14th time in a row, Virginia Tech won!  

Sunday was the Holiday Open House at Monticello - which means free admission! We headed up to explore and I had a lot of fun! We haven’t been there in about a year so it was nice to see it again. It was certainly crowded though, with the free admission and the wonderful almost-warm weather. But I still managed to capture a shot of the house without anybody in the frame! It’s all about patience. :) 

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 The rest of the weekend was spent putting up our Christmas decorations, to start the holiday season out right! We always start decorating  after  Thanksgiving. I don’t think I can get on the train of putting up decorations beforehand, though I know plenty of people do! I love Christmas decorations that have a history or meaning behind them. The ones below are from a past trip to Acadia National Park, and two homemade ones. The white angel ornament I made when I was in 3rd grade! My mom used it on her tree as the tree topper all the way until I got my own tree to start decorating.  

The rest of the weekend was spent putting up our Christmas decorations, to start the holiday season out right! We always start decorating after Thanksgiving. I don’t think I can get on the train of putting up decorations beforehand, though I know plenty of people do! I love Christmas decorations that have a history or meaning behind them. The ones below are from a past trip to Acadia National Park, and two homemade ones. The white angel ornament I made when I was in 3rd grade! My mom used it on her tree as the tree topper all the way until I got my own tree to start decorating.  

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 I hope you had a wonderful weekend, too!

I hope you had a wonderful weekend, too!