Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

The pies and salad are made, and the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade is on the television. We are savoring our second cup of coffee and a helping of Apple Cobbler before we head over to my parents house to join most of the rest of the family (17 of us this year) for dinner about 1:00. We have much to be thankful for this year, and I am glad to be able to spend the day celebrating that fact!

We had a harrowing time with snow and ice this week. My office was closed Tuesday and Wednesday morning, and school was closed for the kids on Tuesday and Wednesday, so we were able to safely stay warm and cozy without having to worry about driving the treacherous streets. I spent most of my day off deep cleaning the apartment, like scouring the drip pans, and dusting every little corner. It feels good to have the house spotless for the long weekend, and I can just stitch and watch movies to my heart's content. It is still cold this morning, just one degree above freezing, but the weatherman is promising it will warm up and rain later today.

Granddaughters Alana and Gracie both had birthdays last week, so we had three different parties for them, one family dinner at their favorite restaurant on their respective birthday, and then a big party for all their friends at Chuck E Cheese. Lots of fun and laughter!
Alana, Grandson Silas and Gracie enjoying the rides at Chuck E Cheese.

I hope that all of you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Carolyn NC said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, too!

Von said...

Winter has sure started out with a bang, eh?!! The roads weren't too bad for our Boise visit, but I'm sure glad we have 4wd and a set of chains! Sometimes I wish we could stay home for Thanksgiving so I could get a jump start on Christmas prep. Yesterday I emptied out the open corner cabinet in the kitchen and gave everything a good cleaning. Now it looks so nice!

Kevin and Kyle will be going over to Tacoma tomorrow on the rooter bus to cheer on Kamiakin in the 3A state champ football game. Hope the warmer weather holds!!

Take care!