Good afternoon ladies! It is the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend and we survived yet again hosting for our family !On Monday afternoon we both went to the elementary school to see our son play the ukulele in their last session for the year. He likes it and is interested in getting his very own. Tuesday was spent getting the house spick and span ( well more spick and span than usual!) in anticipation for people coming on Thursday.
Tuesday night into Wednesday morning it snowed 5 inches , the kids had the day off anyway which was good. Last minute items were picked up to be ready for the big day. The kids stayed up late watching a movie which helped them sleep in the next morning. We did a bunch of food prep and people started arriving around 10.30 . They had dishes to heat up after driving . There were 16 in total including us 6. It was a lovely time together with good food . We are all thankful for another year together. People left by 6pm and it was a quieter house again ( its never totally quiet here!)
I did not go black Friday shopping . Instead on Friday morning we transformed the house from fall to Christmas decorations, and put up the tree. The kids helped this year in a big way. They were excited to! We baked Christmas cookies trying to start a tradition going forward . They were all decorated in unique ways by the kids. Our neighbor Maddi came over to help also ( she is 6 months younger than our Daughter and her parents split a few years back unfortunately and spends 7 days at each house) We had Lasanga in the evening and maddi and her Dad joined us for it. We got another 4 inches of snow overnight , so it truly is a winter wonderland all before December 1st!
SHOUTOUT!!! This is for Courtney and her Husband Jake who through her blog announced she is pregnant and are expecting their first child in May See her post here congratulations to both of you!
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Good morning Ladies, how are you today ? It started out with a heavy frost and now has changed to beautiful sunshine here and a temp of 37 which feels nice . ( I know some of you think that sounds crazy !) Last weekend we stayed close to home , did a bunch of errands and set up our sons archery target. He got a bow for his birthday and is having fun ( under strict supervision!) trying to hit the target. When the kids went to bed we binge watched some of our Chicago shows . On Sunday after Church we had coffee and donuts and chatted with our son’s friends and their Mom Crystal. Tuesday evening we met with our life Insurance agent to do a yearly review . Wednesday was Church class for the kids . This morning I went to the hair salon to tidy up my hair and get a little taken off. I ran some errands also. I have a little me time for now !
This evening we are supposed to go out to dinner with our neighbor Brandon (happy Birthday Brandon Nov 22!) and his Girlfriend Josette but I am not sure if it is still happening as her Grandma had to be taken to the emergency room this morning, I am not sure about the rest of the details as I write.Update:- We did not go out for dinner , Josette’s Grandma had pneumonia and was having trouble breathing, she is doing fine now. Oh well we have a chance to reschedule now!
We are hosting Thanksgiving this year and are expecting 18 people in total depending on how the great Grandparents are feeling. The Great Grandma is on oxygen to help her breathe and has good days and bad days. Everyone is bringing something so many hands make light work. We are looking forward to family time .
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Have a lovely week ahead and If you are celebrating Thanksgiving enjoy some family time, Terri xo.
Good morning Ladies , how are you today ? It is a really nice 34 degrees and partly sunny as I write this at 7am. It is a nice break from the 4 degrees it was earlier this week. It was unseasonably cold ( even for Minnesota!!!) for mid November . We also got a little snow but it is gone now. Yesterday was gorgeous with sun and 32. I know a lot of you probably cannot appreciate 32 degrees being nice , but it is amazing how nice a warm up feels!
Last weekend was low key with a bunch of housework and laundry done . With a Mom , Dad and 4 kids it is a lot of pieces of clothing ! On Sunday after Church we went to the Knights of Columbus pancake breakfast which is always so good and is our brunch for the day . Sunday night we had homemade loaded baked potato soup for dinner , it was very tasty ! Monday and the regular week came quickly and all the juggling there is to do to get through it!
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Good morning ladies ! I apologize for not posting last week . It was just another busy weekend of family time and did not have time to write. Our temperatures have got very cold , as low as 7F ( -13c) Yesterday. We also got one and a half inches of snow Wednesday. I am so not prepared for Winter in fall again! The week before the kids went trick or treating and the temps were on the Chilly side . We only spent an hour outside . We did not get it as bad as Cindy in Chicagoland who titled her post Merry Halloween after 7 inches of snow in Northern Illinois!
Last Sunday we went to my in-laws to celebrate 5 family Birthdays from September past to January. It is a big span but it is hard to meet up sometimes apart from Thanksgiving and Christmas this time of year. One of those Birthdays was for our son Oran who celebrated his 10th Birthday on Tuesday. He is so thoughtful , witty , kind and funny ! We will definitely keep him for another 10 years by which time he will be a young man , yikes !!
This weekend is going to be pretty low key. Are you doing anything special ?
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