I can't believe its been almost 2 weeks since I have blogged last! It seems to be true... the older you get, the faster time goes.
Especially around the holidays. I know this time next month, I will be
ripping down taking down the ornaments from our tree wondering where the heck Christmas went. Thats why I am taking the time to enjoy it now. After a very hectic trimming day, our beautiful tree stands tall in our living room... but more on that later. First I want to share how our wonderful Thanksgiving WEEK went.
Yes, I said week. What usually is one day of thanks and gathering for most, turned into an awesome almost week long time to enjoy each others company and anticipate the holiday.
First, the Monday before Thanksgiving, my father in law and step-mother -in-law arrived. Not for a visit... They MOVED here!! Finally, after years of talking and planning, the deed was done! They arrived just in time for a crazy, little red holiday. Our days were spent helping them settle in and all eating dinner together as a family.
Wednesday, my friend Michelle had to work, so I watched her kids and baked and cooked and baked some more. I was getting ready for a pre-thanksgiving party at my house. Not sure how it started but sloppy joes were on the menu and dessert was planned. Basically, we all hung out and laughed. The kids played outside till an adult realized that it was way to cold to still be outside and we laughed some more.
|Twas the night before Thanksgiving...|
|@PureGuile and me Xoxo|
Our guests arrived around noon and the eating began. It basically didn't stop till we all went to bed. Appetizers, snacks, turkey, pies,cookies....
We ate ourselves sick.
The kids played and played and played some more...
And us adults just kept on eating and laughing. Isn't that how its supposed to be???
The men-folk carved the two turkeys. Between the 4 of them, some meat managed to actually make it on the table.
(Although I think my father-in-law was full before we sat down...)
|The kid table...|
|Michelle, Jenn (cuncles wife) and I|
After dessert, we hung out and relaxed. The kids were on their 10th wind of energy, and some of us may have gotten the giggles...
They know who they are!!!
A certain someone(s)
Michelle got a crazy idea to saran wrap my cousins car and another someone me might have eagerly agreed...
|The victim and Caleb|
So while he innocently rocked the baby and sang really weird versions of our Christmas classics, out...
10 OF US slipped...
(Hey, I never said he was the smartest victim ;)
|Our neighbor/other daughter/permanent fixture in the house Beth and Hannah|
|My firstborn and Michelle BEFORE the BIG seran wrap scandal of 2012|
Saturday night we piled all the kids in one house (we have kids old enough to babysit) and climbed in our big white bus ( to the next block) and had a not so impromptu wing night at the Cuncle's house. The big Gamecock/Clemson game was on and what better excuse to get together and have a great time?!
Wings, Taco soup and grandmas pecan pie were consumed and victoriously the GAMECOCKS won....
So, Thanksgiving 2012 goes down in the books as a success. Surrounded by people we love and are so very Thankful for. With full bellies and bursting hearts....
And now 'tis the season is officially here. Our tree is up and is beautiful.
I am trying to enjoy every cozy night...
But certain things
Link The Cat make it hard...
But more on that later...
Oh yeah, I have a LOT to say about that!