As has been the case lately, I’ve been really remiss in posting on my blog. I even had a whole post written in my head of different things I’m thankful for (it was lengthy and well-thought out), but I never got around to it, nor do I remember even half the things I was going to put!
I had a very pleasant, fun-filled Thanksgiving. We were invited over to my in-law’s house for dinner, and as a result, I was not required to bring a single thing! I even checked to make sure! Dinner was so yummy and the time with family was really nice.
After dinner, when the little guy was taking a nap, it was time for some family games. Yeah, I had never played Mexican Train Wreck before. I found it quite fun. I even won one of the games!
Once my nephew was awake, we set up the tripod and took some family pictures (it had been a while since we had some of all of us together). I was pleased with how well a few of them turned out!
Such a beautiful holiday.
On Friday, once I finally pulled myself out of bed, I tackled the job of cleaning my house. It hadn’t had a really thorough, good cleaning for several months (due to pregnancy, tiredness, and busy-ness). I managed to get most of it done before my husband got home from his first “brush-clearing” job of the day. We went back over to the in-law’s for some yummy turkey soup and then headed out to meet another of his clients. He cuts grass, rakes leaves, etc., for these two precious old women. They are sisters and live together and they are full of fun stories! They both were nurses in WWII and were in Normandy for over a year. France awarded them each with a Legion of Honor, which I was told is the highest honor a citizen can get in France. I really enjoyed my visit with them as they told me tales and offered me a million things to eat. :) It made me laugh that none of their tales were from serving in Normandy, but more from the past few years. They make a trek to Normandy every year for this elaborate ceremony held partly in their honor. So, most of their stories are “a couple of years ago,” or “last year.” They were so inspiring and I must say that while they were begging me to come back and visit again soon, I was already looking forward to the next visit. :)
Saturday, I decided to get a jump on things and I decorated my house for Christmas! It’s so happy in there right now. Mostly clean, all Christmasy, and now that the tree is “up,” (not to be confused with actually decorated – per my husband’s definition), the house even smells like Christmas!
This week and the weeks leading up to Christmas promise to be very busy for me, but I will try to post a little more often! The coming Saturday, I have a craft show I’ll be a vendor at (from 9am to 4pm at Woodbridge High School for those that are local), and then a youth group Christmas party at my house that evening! Talk about a full day. I hope I can survive without a nap! Subsequent weeks are filled with doctor’s appointments and weekend activities, followed by a trip to Michigan later in the month. I think December will be over before I know it!