Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving

I hope this finds all of you well. I'm recovering from the strep still. That was rough. God is good though and He has brought me through yet another health trial. Praise Him :) We've been busy planning mom and dad's 50th wedding anniversary party this coming Saturday. Their anniversary was last Saturday but we could not get the place we wanted until this weekend, which was fine. We spent last Saturday going through every family photo album we could get out hands on in their house going through pictures for the centerpieces for all the tables, and the powerpoint presentation I'm creating. It's going to be a lot of fun (I hope!). This is the "Golden" anniversary, which works well for a party. They have been season ticket holders for Wake Forest University for 40+ years, so sis and I have done everything in black and gold- Wake Forest colors ;)

Thanksgiving is here again. I love Thanksgiving, so laid back, no one stressing. It's everything Christmas should be, I believe. Not that I don't love Christmas, don't get me wrong. I do! Without Christmas, where would I be? Right? I'm not even 100% sure what is on our menu. Food. Turkey. Hey, as long as we're together it'll work out. Oh, and my mother in law's dressing. That's a holiday must have. I've tried to get my own birthday dinners planned where she makes a batch of it, but I just get eye rolls from Jay. Maybe one day. When we get past Thanksgiving and the party- next weekend is Hannah's surprise birthday party. Sshhh- she, nor her brother, knows about it! The next weekend we have The Nutcracker, which is going to be awesome because Hannah's Christmas outfit is simply stunning this year. Previous years she has not dressed up for our theater date, but last year she noticed all the little girls gussied up and asked if she could this year. She'll be gorgeous. Only thing is we're in the balcony this year, for some reason, in a RECESSION, the Nutcracker tickets doubled! :(

The following weekend is Hannah's "real" birthday weekend. She doesn't know it yet, but that Friday we're going to get her ears pierced. I was going to do it Saturday but the girl at Claire's said it would be better to do it Friday. Then Sunday the 20th is her birthday so we'll so our traditional Sunday lunch at the Mexican restaurant. Maybe I'll get a group together. Then that week is Christmas. We'll have some running to do but not a whole lot I don't think. I'll have a breather until January 2nd which is Jackson's birthday. Somewhere in the middle of all that Ill be planning his birthday ... stuff. We're still not sure what we're going to do with him, lol I just can't believe he'll be 11!

I'll try not to be scarce in the next month, and will come bearing pictures!

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