Thursday, November 18, 2010

One Week Before Thanksgiving and I am already thankful!

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite celebrations. It happens in my favorite time of year, fall, and it involves family getting together.

This year since we have downsized and given our huge table to my daughter, Jennifer, we will be having Thanksgiving at her house. Yea! I plan to help as much as I can, but all of the mess will be at her house...another Yea!

We always have the same menu and always consume too much food. This year the weekend is shuffled. The guys are going golfing and the girls are going shopping. We play games every night and stay up too late!

Making gingerbread houses and decorating them with huge amounts of candy is on the agenda for Saturday. Each team thinks of a theme. We have had some really over the top houses. One year we had a trailer, a Hawaiian "grass hut", that one was really cute with all of the shredded wheat on the roof and homemade palm trees that we couldn't get to stand up, and a log cabin decorated with pretzels.

We talk and laugh and just get caught up on the happenings from the year. Oh course, we are all thankful for so many things. We all agree we are truly blessed.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veteran's Day is here!

I have to go to AC Moore today because I need a long sleeve shirt for tomorrow for under my tie-dye shirt because of my field trip. Which is at... DUKE HOMESTEAD!

Last night was "sleep over" for the two girly girls...Amanda and Autumn, my granddaughters. Amanda, just typed herself into my blog, She is 8 almost 9 and will some day learn to type and write faster.

Today is going to be full of things to do. First we are going to open up a pomegranate and figure out how to eat it. Amanda is the expert on that procedure....we'll see??? We are planning a picnic to the park so Amanda can conquer another set of monkey bars. Just last year she couldn't do it, but in just a year of practice and conditioning she can do any monkey bars. I want to go to a place she has not done the monkey bars......I know just the right park!!