Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Now I know why people have those huge kitchens with a double wall oven. That's definately going on my list of things to look for when we're buying a house in Seattle. But I managed to get the whole Thanksgiving meal on the table by dinner time, so I guess all's well that ends well. All the food that I made, and here's Scott eating the only thing he ate for the whole meal...a can of cranberries. I literally just opened that up and stuck in it a bowl. Not too great for my self esteem, but hey. At least he ate something. And this is my son after he was finished playing catch with a potato, offering it to me to cook. Thanks anyway baby.

After we ate, we went outside to our too-small yard and "helped" Daddy set up some of our outdoor decorations. We want those big light up reindeers and everything that you can get at Home Depot, but seriously, our yard is just too small! We're going to turn into those tacky over-stuffed people, I just know it.

And finally, my favorite Thanksgiving tradition...setting up the tree! This is really the first year that Ava has been able to help hang the ornaments, and she had a blast. On a side note, this is when I realized that the ornament we bought at the mall at the begining of the week and left for ten minutes to be personalized...we never went back to pick it up. And no way am I going to the mall tomorrow to get it, so I hope it's still there after this weekend!

This year, I'd have to say that I'm most thankful for the fact that I'm not in the Navy anymore, so I got to take the whole week off without screwing over the other nurses on my floor, and that Nick is on shore duty and not under water somewhere eating Jello packets and tap water. So my kiddos got to spend a real holiday with both parents, and even my mom came up from Biloxi! My third pregnancy in three years is going along super easy, both of my children have never had a real problem, we have a nice home with good food and good friends, and both of our extended families are, for the most part, doing very well. So I guess there's not much that I'm NOT thankful for.

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