Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Psalm 127:1

Sunday, November 25, 2012

A Sneak Peak....

 Happy belated Thanksgiving! I hope everyone had an amazing day with family and friends.

Also, happy post black Friday, small business Saturday and pre-cyber Monday. Whew! I'm thinking they should call it catch your breath and sleep all day Tuesday. Raise your hand if you are feeling me on this. Ha! Our Thanksgiving was super low key and I would love to tell you that I stayed true to my diet but alas I did not. I tried. I fought. I went to Zumba up till' they shut us down for the holidays and then she did it; my mom that is. She used oranges and fresh rosemary and olive oil and garlic and and and......OK breath......she rubbed him down and stuffed him and roasted him. Sigh....he was a good bird. *burp* Oh and I did make the best gluten free, dairy free pumpkin pie E-V-E-R!! Wait, I think my mom made that too. Crud! I almost said crap but that's not lady like.

Speaking of Black Friday, I made my poor mom get up at 4:45 yup' that's AM and we headed out to Victoria Gardens. We had so much fun. It was not crowded at the mall because you see everyone else was stampeding at Target and Wal-Mart. ;) We ate lunch at PF Chang's and didnt get home until 5pm. I told my mom you know you are getting old when you have to place gel inserts in your running shoes and bring little baggies of nuts in your purse just to survive shopping. Ha!
 Dan and the girls stayed in their PJ'S all day and played Monopoly. Now I'm not sure I ever got the entire story but rumor has it he made both girls cry at one point. LOL! I think he stole park place or something. 
So now we are in full "practice for The Nutcracker, fill out Christmas cards, wrap up gifts, decorate the house, prepare for the Married life ministry Christmas dinner and try to sane and remember why we celebrate the holiday mode."
Below are a couple of the family photos Jess took during our family shoot. She rocks. Call me, I'll give you her number. ;)
I'm tired. Must sleep. back to school, Zumba, orthodontist appointments, dance, etc. starting tomorrow. 
Stick around, more babbling makes no sense posts coming your way this holiday season.


krista said...

I raised my hand for the sleep all day Tuesday!
Between Madyson's Birthday, Thanksgiving, and now getting all ready to go back to work tomorrow...and Ben's Birthday planning (Thursday), AY! Mama needs a nap!
Agreed- Jess is amazing and your pics are beautiful!

BC said...

Love it!! Wish I could have a sleep Tuesday! Fortunately I am only a Cyber-Monday Girl so the UPS man works more than me. Although I heard many a complaints that I am leaving my carbon footprint all over the block! ha ha. A beautiful family picture and I might just come out and try zumba with you that sounds fantastic!

Erica Young said...

You have to indulge in Thanksgiving dinner every once in a while ;) And great pictures! So pretty!

Jessica said...

Glad you enjoyed some turkey :) I don't know if I could shop all day, although if it included no kids I might be able to muster up the energy, lol.

Fun to see your pictures!