Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Our Thanksgiving Break:
We had a pretty perfect Thanksgiving break this year. Doug convinced me that we should stay home and save money by not traveling, get stuff done around the house, and enjoy being at home together with our little family. He was so right, it was just what we needed.
We celebrated a birthday.
On Thanksgiving I made pumpkin bars and green beans and we walked next door to have dinner with our neighbors. We stayed until little one was in desperate need of a nap. We walked home, took naps, and watched football. Doug worked in a our yard a whole lot. It is looking more like a yard and he is making our woods more beautiful. Henry and I went into town to give him some time to work. We came home to find a huge smile plastered on Doug's face and a roaring fire with a ton of wood piled up that needed to be burned.
We painted our guest bathroom. Hung up a mirror and some hooks that have been needing to be hung up for years. Doug built a work bench in the garage.
We went shopping on Black Friday, mainly because Henry was up at 5:30 that morning. We walked around Lowe's and Walmart and the only Black Friday deal we bought were a pair of $8.00 work gloves.
We watched Home Alone and listened to a lot of Christmas music.
We ate all of our meals at home...homemade pizza, muffin melts, spicy peanut noodles, chipotle bowls, pumpkin crumb cake, grilled cheese and tomato soup.
We went to church.
Had lots of good Henry play time.
Watched OU beat OSU in a close game. [boomer sooner]
We decked the halls, so to speak. Started meal planning for Christmas week with lots of family members coming and going.
It was the perfect combination of accomplishing tasks and resting and being together. I love time with just the three of us. There were so many moments over the past few days where I was reminded again of how full my life is of beautiful things. Our marriage, our child, our home, our friendships, and our ministry. So much to be thankful for.