I am currently on cloud nine from this fantastic holiday weekend. I was reminded of a quote this morning by Dr. Suess, "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened." I just can't stop smiling.
The couple days before Thanksgiving I prepped and made most of the dishes I was in charge of and that helped to make this one of the smoothest Thanksgivings we've hosted. The other biggie is that along with frying the turkey, my wonderful husband made the pumpkin bread pudding dessert and potato gratin dishes. He was working in the kitchen the night before while I was top stitching my reversible Thanksgiving/Christmas placemats. I wouldn't be me if I weren't doing something at the last minute *smirk*.
Thanksgiving was a wonderful day filled with friends and family, a ton of food (given) and games! The younger kids also watched a bit of a veggietales marathon as it began to get toward bedtime. Just a perfect day.
After sleeping in on Friday and eating chocolate chip pancakes, we hit a bunch of stores to get some Christmas shopping started. I've never shopped on 'black friday' and for a first experience it was very mellow. Busy. Indeed! But all we ran into was friendly people and some very good deals. Now we are almost done with shopping!
Saturday had a couple of highlights. One was the new disney movie Tangled. A bit intense at times for the three year old but all around very fun for the rest of us. My boy sat on the edge of his seat for most of it!
Then we walked around our little downtown just before dusk in a beautiful snow storm. Delightfully looking at Christmas lights and ringing the bell in front of our Capitol building.
Follow that up with a relaxing Sunday including a tryptophan nap for mom, (a weekend full of turkey will catch up to you eventually) a daughter rearranging jars of applesauce saying, "I'm shopping for winter" and a Dad allowing a son to watch parts of Empire Strikes Back, what more can one gal ask for. I am so very grateful for this fairy tale weekend!
I love to learn and am constantly doing so.
I'm married to my soul mate and the love of my life. God has given us two beautiful blessings, a six year old son and a three year old daughter.
Life just keeps getting better!