So, we had to toss our fakey Christmas tree a couple years ago since a stray cat got stuck in our garage over night and peed all over it. We've been using loaners from family for a while, but no family close by this year...so, I sent Scott out early to hit the sales on Black Friday. He came home with this winner, and here are a couple shots of him putting the star on the top. I love my Scotty - he's such a huge help and a good sport for all this holiday stuff.
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Such fun. One day this November the kids' elementary school served a Thanksgiving lunch and invited parents to come and eat at the cafeteria. Scott even left work so he could join in. I loved seeing them in their element and they were SO excited to see us!
Well, I expected the temple in Albuquerque to be peaceful and beautiful, and it was. I also expected a full day of relentless shopping and dining out to be a total blast, and it was. What I didn't expect was to find so many fun friends in a strange little New Mexico town. Lucky me.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
Our Halloween was happy. All the kids got the costumes that they wanted, except for Reed who didn't have a say. Nolan said he was tired of super heroes and cartoon characters and wanted to be something scary for once. Hanna wanted to be Merida, the newest red-headed Disney princess, even though she was terrified by the movie Brave and cried the whole way through. Colby and Liam were both ninjas, and as it turns out, two ninjas are WAY funner than one. We went to Trunk or Treat at the church as always, and then took to our street with our scary vampire neighbor, Sofia.