1. Thanksgiving was at my house this year. This was the first time my sister was at my house. It was nice to all be together to celebrate. The food was delicious. I brined the turkey for two days and then grilled it (yes, I said GRILLED) with a drip pan under it while frequently basing it with a delightful basting sauce. It was a combination of two recipes and techniques. Moist and tasty...
Lisa likes to sit and watch us be busy, so we spent a good portion of the day decorating for Christmas. Patrick does all things tree. I'm really glad he enjoys it. The girls had fun "helping" too.
2. ADVICE PLEASE...The above picture will probably be my parents' Christmas card picture this year. I think it came out pretty well considering we had the camera on a tripod and no one making goofy faces to get the kids' attention. We also got a good one of Patrick, the girls, and me.....greatly assisted by peek-a-boo playing grandparents. I am considering turning it into a Christmas header....or should I save it to send in Christmas cards? Speaking of which, should I send Christmas cards? Last year I did an email with a slide show....just as good or lame? Do you LOVE getting "real" cards in the mail or is it just as exciting to get a Christmas email (which sometimes contains more info and better pictures)? I DO love getting mail, but I must admit, when I get a card that is just signed, "Love, John and Jane Doe" I think..."How nice that they remembered us....did they really just spend money on postage and a card to mail us that?" Then there is the other extreme....the person who sends a three page single spaced letter detailing every hiccup their precious cherub had that year. Kinda like the people who update facebook with "going to bed now." ....but that's a whole other soap box. What do you think?!?
3. A Sunday Finest post....just to make Aunt Heidi smile.
|As if this isn't cute enough....|
Fun fact....I bought the skirt Camille is wearing for Adeline two years ago on ebay. My friend, Nancy, had two of the SAME skirts which she gave me in case baby #3 was a girl so all THREE of them could match. So fun!...but not meant to be. I guess we'll just have to put baby boy in a red sweater vest or something....