Sunday, December 6, 2009

catching up

We have been busy...and I mean BUSY around here. As I sit here and write this post, the family is conked out on the couch watching Cinderella (well ~ Chuck is snoring and not watching much). I think we needed a day of rest. It feels like a long time since we have had one.

We had lots of excitement and holiday celebrations in the past few weeks. We had a nice time with my sister and her family during Thanksgiving. They were here just over a week and all the cousins played and played and played. From football outside to Wii golf indoors to letterboxing to playing at the park. We had an active week. There were 11 of us in all for the Thanksgiving meal and most of the evening diners so the dishwasher got lots of use (couldn't have done it without all the help in the kitchen ~ thanks!!).
The girls helped make our rolls for our meal. It is always a joy to serve with them in the kitchen. I love teaching them to bake and cook. This year we made cloverleaf rolls with our traditional recipe. YUM !!

The kids watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade in the morning and worked on a craft at the same time. I made a quick turkey collage for them to do. My kids had so much fun on the one we made for the reptile project we wanted to make another one.

My 3 nephews were here and the girls enjoyed having cousins around. My sister's youngest is the same age as Tally. All of them are fun to have around.

It really was a fun time for Thanksgiving with my family. We are pretty tired from all the action around here and I will have to post more of catching up from the last few weeks. The girls worked a yard sale table yesterday and I posted that on the adoption blog with an update of our funds so far. Feel free to go and check it out. HERE

We have also had other holiday parties and activities going on and I will try to post pictures soon. Just trying to catch up and get some much needed rest at the same time.

Hope your weekend has been great. Enjoy the second Sunday of Advent.


Leaning on the Everlasting Arms said...

Hi Cris,

Been thinking and praying for you and your family...wanted to tell you that I thought of you the other day when I spied that Hallmark has a "Our new Sweet Pea" ornament this year...perfect, right?

thatgirlblogs said...

I will take a roll!

Sandee said...

Share your roll recipe....they look so fun.

Tim and Susan said...

We haven't even lit our 1st advent candle yet...we just got out our Christmas stuff yesterday!!!

Thanks for a fun thanksgivin and great visit!!

K-Sue said...

I love the collage idea. You are so clever. you made reptile collages, too? Leapin' lizards! We are planning to do reptile art in 2010! I want to know about your project