Saturday, November 28, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving and have so much to be thankful for... family and friends to name a few.
It was a little different this year. Courtney and Spencer chose not to spend Thanksgiving with the family and had their own dinner with a friend's family and I missed spending time with them...
Christopher had to work... I missed spending time with him.
For a few years we've been fortunate to share Thanksgiving with Cindy's parents. This year they had family in from out of state and decided to spend their holiday at their home with them.. I missed them... Rik, Cindy, the girls, Susie, Frank and the girls were all here.. we had a great time.. I think we all ate too much!
Susie thought she was going to get out of the annual Black Friday search... ha! As if! She caved.. LOL.. Michelle, Cindy and Susie checked the ads to see where the best deals were and plotted our route... although we didn't get all we planned on purchasing we did have a good time.. once the shock of being out at 3:00 AM wore off... Breakfast was wonderful... gave us strength to carry on... the lines were long but we had a great time ... Maybe next year Cindy can go... due to work she couldn't this year!
Now to get the decorations up from the basement and distrubuted where they need to be.. less is more this year, less is more.. I'll keep saying that until the last light is strung, the last ornament is placed and the last stocking is hung.............
To be continues...

Holy Cow..

has it really been that long since I made a post? For cripes sake where have I been?

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Witches and goblins and dancers...

oh my!!

Saturday we went with Cindy, Rik, Michelle and the girls out Trick or Treating. Maddie really got the hang of it this year. It was such fun! Rik made Maddie's costume.. a witch.. and she was a cute one! A group of people walked by and commented on the "cute witch".. Maddie, being very serious tugged on my hand and said ... "YaYa... they think I'm a witch.. acutally, I'm just a little girl DRESSED as a witch ya know!"... so cute!!! Sophia being Sophia didn't want to wear the pink poodle costume after having worn it earlier in the day.. it was a little hot.. she also didn't want to wear a cute red dance costume that I put her in so as a last resort I put her leggings on and slid on one of Courtney's tutu's.. from WAY back in the day! Sophia was happy with that and went out into the neighborhood ready for action! All was well until we got to Susie's house.. they expected to see RahRah, Shelly and Susie.. all they saw was 4 Jack-o-lanterns with candles burning, an empty bowl and a note on the door.. something about Goblins and candy.. and them being gone.. I don't know really, didn't read it all.. We told the girls that they weren't home.. it was all good... they moved on to the next house and got candy there.. in the end that's all that mattered! LOL.. the Candy.. Sophia when given the choice always chose a "pop".. she loves suckers.. I'm pretty sure her pail was 3/4 full of nothing but suckers!

I was amazed at both girls.. neither tried to eat one piece of candy until we got back home.

All in all it was a great night.. add in an extra hour of sleep.. well, you get the idea.. although I didn't actually sleep that extra hour.. it still was a good night!