Let the Holidays Begin

I really don’t believe Christmas begins until Thanksgiving has been played out- AKA Turkey is making me tired (for the first time in 4 years!!!) and my mom and I have hit the stores dark and early (get it because the sun hasn’t risen yet!) on Black Friday.

But in my Hokie home I have a roommate who absolutely loves all things Christmas. She eats, breathes, and lives it every day of the year. So of course she doesn’t abide by my rule of no Christmas until after Thanksgiving.

This is sooooo Kailey. She has the best heart. She really does embody the true spirit of Christmas.

So we had Thanksgiving early. Twin way. Which is way more epic than the traditional way. Plus we didn’t have to cook or do dishes. Win win!- that was our language I don’t expect anyone to really understand that except Twin.

Carrot Cake Pancakes- Oh Why are you limited edition!

AKA we went to IHOP! Now before you dis this glorious place you have to understand that IHOP will forever hold a special place in my heart. This is the first place I can remember ordering a meal, ordering it wrong (AKA I forgot to ask for my omelet with egg beaters!), not caring, and not second guessing myself a few hours after. It is also where I can say for a fact I committed myself to recovery. Before that fateful night I was only eating to please everyone around me. After that night I was in it for me. The food wasn’t the problem, it was something else and I became determined to figure it out so that I could enjoy the simple things in life (like food) as simple things again.

The process of eating pancakes- the Shannon way

I peel my pancakes. You have to be there and see it to fully understand, but I hope this picture sort of explains… Amanda did a great post about how we all have quirky habits, well mine is that I have to peel pancakes, if they aren’t peelable you can best bet I will be ordering something else and sending the non-peelable sad excuse of pancakes back to the kitchen or giving them to my dad. P.s these pancakes are amazing and I about died and went to heaven while enjoying their dense peelable goodness. (good thing I lived or Kailey would have been stranded at IHOP- wait maybe that’s not a bad thing!)

I love this girl!

There is our sweet waiter in the background too bringing Kailey’s ketchup, because seriously ketchup and eggs were meant to be.  I just love how happy she looks. That’s what good food and more importantly a good time will do to a person!

That was Thursday night (because Thanksgiving happens on Thursdays duh!) and our last night together in our little home for a little over a week. I made the 5 1/2 hour drive home Friday and roomie is headed home with her dad today. I miss her, and our quiet life. But I am EXTREMELY grateful for this week that I will have at home with my parents. I have a lot of work to get done for school, but I am going to try to break up my day between work and play. I need this time with my parents and I need to give myself some breaks because the last few weeks after this will be rough (exams, projects, finals… dun dun dun). OK sorry for rambling on. I just really wanted to share those pancakes and express my extreme gratitude and love of my epic roomie.

Hooray for Thanksgiving Break!



9 thoughts on “Let the Holidays Begin

  1. AWEE You guys are adorable. I personally think the Holidays are really overplayed this year-I don’t get it. Like we were at Christmas time by Halloween. This semester has also really flown by so that could be part of the issue too. I seriously feel like I was just leaving for Oswego!

    • I think every year the holidays get more and more over played honestly. So annoying and it makes me enjoy them less and less. This semester has FLOWN seriously. Why is this year going so quickly!

  2. CAN I COME? no seriously I would love to have some eggs and ketchup! I think it is great you both have these traditions, it is always nice to have a friend to share those moments with. I hope you guys keep this up …slash I sneak in on these… haha enjoy your time at home! all your tweets are making me jealous

    • You me and Kailey need to have an eggs with ketchup meet up 😉 Home has been really nice, and it is the first time that I am feeling good about balancing my time. Not all work but not all play either. I was SO productive today!

  3. aww twin this is so sweet & nice of you. Made me all warm and fuzzy inside 😀
    That black friday picture is so funny though – very true if you think about it! haha. Oh man those boys were mucho impressed by us 🙂 What can I say – we aim to please haha.

    Love love love you & had a blast at our roomie thanksgiving.
    See ya soon!

    • I was soooo happy to get this comment! It means you are warm and cozy at home in CT. But I miss you and our Hokie town home like a lot. I especially miss my ice cream bowls for yogurt in the morning and our epic cutting board

  4. Aww you two are adorable!! Carrot cake pancakes (carrot cake anything actually) sound amazing. Celebratory indeed for a good cause 🙂 I love your little pancake-eating quirk, I’ve never seen anyone eat pancakes like that! Haha how fun. And I agree with you on the post-Thanksgiving Christmas-time start. Seeing all these Christmas-themed things in stores is insanity!

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