Monday, November 26, 2007

holiday weekend

I wanted to take a few pictures in the restaurant, but I felt too conspicuous. We were already the only white people there after all. So I settled with these outside shots in front of the restaurant.

We are dorks. I think the people inside were probably wondering why on earth we took pictures of each other in the parking lot.


Our non-traditional Thanksgiving turned out to be really great. We had our Thanksgiving feast at this great Indian restaurant where they serve this awesome buffet. Man, were we stuffed! We were also the only white people there most of the time. Then this other couple came in with their son. You know it's good ethnic food when the vast majority of the customers are ethnic. Plus, most white people are having mashed potatoes and turkey on Thanksgiving. But I liked our dinner better!

After dinner we went to the movies to see August Rush. It was pretty good. I would recommend waiting until it's out on DVD though. It had it's touching moments, but they just didn't quite pull it off. And they really stretched believability at several points. But the cast is good which made it likable. It was fun to see Keri Russell in something again. If you want to read a good, honest review click here.

Friday morning I actually ventured out into the mayhem that is Black Friday shopping. It was my first time doing so. I went to Bed, Bath, and Beyond because we have store credit there and needed some things. I got a hand mixer, a popcorn popper, a duvet cover and shams, and a full length mirror. Everything was 20% off before 10 am. Then I went into Kohl's which is next door to scope out some clothes for Jared for Christmas. They had some seriously awesome deals, and I'm having a hard time not showing Jared what I got him! In fact, I caved and gave him one shirt early. Just a plain long sleeve t-shirt though.

Saturday we mostly just hung out at home. We watched two installments of The Up Series. It's a documentary started in 1963. The filmmakers have followed the lives of 14 British school children from the time they were 7 in 1963 until now. They go visit the kids every 7 years. We only have one more to watch. The latest film was made in 2005 when they were 49 years old. It's really fascinating to see how they have grown and changed over the years and what they've made of their lives. Very fascinating. We have really started to care about these people.

Sunday, Jared and I actually sang in Church together with two other people. We sang a beautiful arrangement of Come Thou Fount. It was so fun to be able to do that together. Jared has a really nice voice. It went well. If anyone is interested, here is the arrangement we sang.

All in all, it was a lovely, restful holiday weekend. Tell me, how was yours?


  1. You liked the 7 Up series? Interesting. Bryan and I got halfway through one of them and turned it off. It was too slow moving for us, and I had a really had time with the accents!

    My weekend was non-traditional like yours. Bryan is allergic to turkey, so we had bacon-wrapped filet mignon, just the 2 of us (our families are far-flung). Then we had a fun overnight in Niagara Falls and saw fireworks over the falls. Chilly (20 degrees), but fun!

  2. I'll admit the accents are little hard to understand sometimes, but I have really enjoyed the series. Especially once you get to 21 and up.

  3. Happy Belated Thanksgiving! Glad you guys had a good day, and congrats on your virgin black Friday experience :) It sure is fun to get awesome deals, isn't it? I just love that my husband gets more excited about it than me. Miss you.


  4. You know how mine was 'cause I already blogged about it. It was FANTASTIC!! I wish I could have heard you guys sing!

    I really enjoyed 49 Up too. I thought it was interesting, if not a little sad to see some of the children as adults.

    Glad you had such a nice weekend!

  5. Ooh I think that series sounds so interesting. Thanks for the recommendation. Our thanksgiving was great. Small and quiet and restful. And we went to the BYU game. It was fun.

  6. I was thinking about you guys and 49up today, and wanted to recommend a documentary we really liked. It is called "Running On the Sun" and is about people that run the grueling 135 miles in the Badlands. It was a testament to the human spirit (and craziness!). It was fascinating.

  7. Tia, thanks for the recommendation! I love getting them. I added this to our netflix queue. I'll let ya know what we think of it.

  8. Hey, we go to a restaurant here called Udupi Palace!