Lamb and stuff

This past weekend was spectacular.

On Black Friday, I went to the gym bright and early to lift weights and saw my mom and aunt in the same shopping plaza–while they were doing their Christmas shopping. They gave me a ride to my car… except I couldn’t sit in the seat because the vehicle was filled with stuff. First world problems.

The only place I shopped on Black Friday was online!

I spent most of Friday working on a huge research paper on TLC (the TV channel). I have actually been enjoying writing the research paper. What a nerd.

Friday night, my family took our family from New York to a classic Pittsburgh restaurant, Primanti Bros., to celebrate my little cousin’s 11th birthday. I tried lamb for the first time and I really liked it!

Saturday was also spent with family. My mom, sister, aunt, cousin, and I all went to a craft fair at the local YMCA. Yay for Small Business Saturday! I purchased a candle and two hand-painted cards. 

I started off Sunday with church.

I saw Jimmy for the first time in a week. He went to New York to visit his family for Thanksgiving. It was really nice to hang out with him all day in between church services.

We painted Christmas ornaments together for some very special people!

They’re not done yet!

More on the ornaments in another post!

How was your weekend? 

Bible verse of the day: Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe. Hebrews 12:28


  1. First of all, that dessert your cousin is eating needs to get in mah belly. Like, now. I didn’t partake in much black Friday shopping either, I just picked up a few interview-worthy clothes at J.Crew. It was pretty uneventful, and I certainly didn’t go crazy filling up a whole backseat! That’s impressive 🙂 And I like writing research papers too if it’s a topic I’m interested in. My latest ones are on The OC (TV show) and Brooks running as an environmentally sustainable company.

  2. You can have the lamb, but as a vegetarian, I will take that dessert your cousin is eating, hehe.

    Glad you had a good weekend and supported Small Business Saturday. I actually didn’t shop any Saturday or at a small business, and all my shopping lately has been at Earth Fare or online, but we have supported some small restaurants lately, at least. I guess that counts :).

    The pic of you in the back of the car is pretty awesome!

  3. Ooooh that lamb sounds AMAZING right now! I’ve only had it once but man do I remember how tasty it was 🙂
    And I love your church dress! You’re so gorgeous Allie!

  4. So sorry you had to sit like that in the back seat; atleast it was only for a few feet in the parking lot (just in case any cops read your blog :/
    Love the pics of your bright and beautiful handmade Christmas ornaments you started for the Shiloh Christian Family you so diligently and lovingly support. Thank you for being such a kind & considerate daughter… You’re beautiful inside and out ❤

  5. You haven’t had lamb before?!?! How have you managed to do that? Lamb is a staple here. Whenever I buy meat, I get some cut of lamb. Lamb chops are so good, as is roast lamb. Sheep farming is my background – I still prefer lamb, hogget, and mutton to beef.
    Btw, you are totally gorgeous!

    1. Nope, never had lamb before! Grocery stores around here don’t really sell it unless it’s a specialty grocery store. I wish they did sell lamb though, because it was DELISH!

      Also, thank you 🙂 I’m blushing!

  6. “First world problems” hahaha. So true.
    Love that dress, so pretty!
    I’ve been enjoying writing papers this year too. I guess that’s when you know you’ve chosen the right major? Or we’re both nerds? lol

  7. I adore that dress!! You look so pretty! (As always(: ) I’m glad you had a great weekend!

    ps. Silly girl getting a ride to your car after a workout, :-p

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