Happy Monday everyone! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and holiday weekend. I was up in New Haven, Connecticut since last Tuesday with my in-laws. We had a fabulous time together and did so many fun things. Our plane was supposed to get in at 4pm yesterday but instead got in at 1:30am, so I am beyond exhausted as I type this up before work. I’m going to make my recap short and sweet, but don’t forget to link up to your weekend snapshots at the bottom of this post!
Newark Airport Layover
If there’s an airport to have a long layover in, I recommend this one! There’s a huge selection of eateries and bars. Four hours flew by in a flash.
I fell in love with Down East cider and picked up a pack to take home with me.
New Haven Adventures
It was great getting to be back in Connecticut to see loved ones and eat lots and lots of good food.
There’s chicken under all that onion and cheese and it’s delicious.
Getting ready for the holiday festivities!
I’ve been craving Mediterranean food.
EST pizza is the best!
We were missing our Punks like crazy, but photos from our amazing cat sitter made the distance a lot more manageable.
Al the food.
We spent the whole day out shopping and had a blast. While I didn’t get any crazy good deals, it was still a lot of fun.
We fueled in the morning on Bruegger’s Bagels. This new Southwest one is so good!
We had Smash Burger for lunch and I devoured my chicken sandwich. It was great.
Adventure Rooms CT
Adventure Rooms are sweeping the country as a fun group activity that makes you think and work as a team to try and escape a room in a set amount of time using only your brain and what’s inside.
We all attempted our very first adventure room together. While we failed at making it out in time we had so much fun and feel ready to dominate the next adventure room we do together.
We started a new tradition this year by making our very first Hanukkah House.
We think it turned out very well for how inexperienced we all were.
Our charming little house. It was the perfect way to wrap up a week of family holiday time.
Questions of the Day: What were you up to this weekend? Did you go Black Friday shopping? How did you celebrate Thanksgiving? Have you ever done an adventure room before?
What a fun weekend! I’m sorry your plane got in so late….hope you get lots of sleep tonight!
Morgan @ Morgan Manages Mommyhood says
TOO MUCH good food!! You can’d do that to me this early in the morning!
Making gingerbread houses each year as a kid was a tradition in my house and I looked forward to it SO much! I can’t wait to start it back up with my littles!
Kelly Stillwagon says
So many pics of yummy food! I’m so jealous!
I just flew in and out of Newark a few months ago. Amazing airport and the staff was helpful! We didn’t get a chance to eat there but I will have to try harder next time we fly through there.
Divya @ Eat Teach Blog says
Oh man – looks like so many good eats. Especially those french fries. But I’m partial to french fries 😉
I just hung out – mostly around the fireplace this weekend. But it’s been SO nice to be around the fam!
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I want all that food, yumm!!
I hope you get some sleep-planes getting in late is the worst!
Claire @ Fashion + Feathers says
I swear, your food pictures are swoon-worthy… every time!
Patrick Weseman says
Looks like you had a great Thanksgiving.
Love the Hanukkah House!
Sarah @ Foxy's Domestic Side says
Looks like you had a great long weekend, with some fantastic food! I went Black Friday shopping on accident, made the kids an appointment to see Santa on Friday not even realizing it was Black Friday, since we were at the mall, might as well shop around a bit! 🙂
Great photos 🙂 the food is making me hungry haha
Heather @ Life In Leggings says
Ahh, extra long layovers are so frustrating. It looks like you got some great food out of it! GOSH that pizza looks amazing, and so does your holiday food. FOOD FOOD FOOD! Haha, you can see where my mind is 😉 I hope you have a great week, Erin!
Torry @ A World Without Wheat says
WOW! Looks like you had a great trip filled with LOTS of good food! Sorry to hear about your flight delay – but at least you are now home!!
Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie says
What a fun Thanksgiving!! Whenever I have tried to make a gingerbread house in the past it always turned into an epic fail, so your Hanukkah House looks like a mansion to me!
Ariel @ Keys to My Life says
So much food! It all looks amazing!
Seriously, how adorable is your cat!?!?! That hat is cute, but the expression is priceless. It looks like you had a very fun weekend with some delicious food. Hope you have a great week.
Melanie Pickett says
This all looks so delicious! I’m glad you had a lovely adventure, even your flight was delayed. 🙂
Kristin C says
All of that food looks amazing! I just ate, but I still want it all! 🙂
Just the cutest gingerbread house!! Gahhh I love it 😉
xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries
It’s so nice that you were able to head back east for the holiday! It looks like you all had such a great time together…and obviously it looks like you ate SO well!
Also, loving your new Hanukkah house tradition. You two are so cute!
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PUNKIN IS SO CUTE. Also that bagel sandwich looks amazing.
Thanks for sharing!! I love it all