Sunday, November 28, 2010

gratitude









We have had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend! We are grateful for wonderful family, a cold-snap that made it really feel like winter, dear friends, good food, school, work, toddlers... we are grateful for so very much. Grandma Terri, Grandpa Tom and Zoe were able to join us this weekend to celebrate with us! Thanksgiving was a great day! We spent most of it cooking and eating, of course. Daddy pulled together most of the meal and did a pretty awesome job. The turkey was great, cornbread stuffing, brussel sprouts that were divine, butternut squash, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce... the works! Grandma and Grandpa brought the necessary pumpkin pie and a fantastic gingerbread cake. We did a little dancin' on the ceiling, played catch with Grandpa Tom, watched Starwars (first time for me!) while we "digested" which I guess means everyone falls sound asleep in the living room, like a sleep-over, leaving me and Mom to enjoy the classic together. I was enthralled though barely hung in there. After everyone was well-rested, we went on a bit of a walk before enjoying more food again! Next day we ran some relatively tame black-Friday errands (haircut for me, waffle window, yarn-store, pet-store... toddling around town) and grabbed lunch at Gustav's, which ended up being a great hot-dog (for me) and all sorts of yummy german grub for everyone else.
Otherwise, we spent much of the remaining weekend with Grandma and Grandpa doing art,
cleaning out Grace's overstuffed drawers, playing, etc... It was so special to be able to spend time with them. We all had a wonderful time and really really enjoyed their company! Thanks for the awesome visit! Today was spent getting into the Christmas spirit! Christmas music on the radio,
a visit to Mt. Hood Tree farm to pick out a beautiful Oregon fir,
decorating the tree, holiday crafts...
all in all a nice start to the holidays.


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