We started November with our Thankful Tree. Every night we wrote what we were thankful for on leaves then put them on our 'tree'. It was interesting to see what things the kids could come up with. They did an awesome job. And our tree is full now. I love it.
As one of our pre-dinner activities we had others add what they were thankful for and this made our day a little more special.
For Thanksgiving we had some delicious food and great company. Our table was filled with tons of food.
Turkey and Stuffing
Mashed Potatoes and Gravey
Green Bean Casserole
Emilie's Yummy Rolls
Cheeseballs and Crackers
Veggie Platter with Ranch Dip
Dutch Apple Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream
Our friends the Workmans and Larkins came over along with Brandon's parents and 2 sisters, Leah and Emilie.
Friday- We went up to South Lake and did some ice skating. The kids really enjoyed it. So did Grandma Creswell. K even dared to twirl. Way to go! We had lunch at Fire and Ice and that was so yummy. We didn't eat much but I think we were still stuffed from Thanksgiving. We had a great time. And the weather could't have been more perfect!
Saturday- We went with the Workmans to cut down our Christmas Tree. Back up the hill to Spooner Lake. We searched and searched for the perfect tree. I wanted a tall full one. Brandon picked one out and asked if it was okay. Well...if you're going to ask...I didn't fall in love with it and to my surprise he says...'Well we could go down to Michaels and pick a nice tall full tree out.' Sarcasm! Anyway...after some friendly husband/wife banter...K and I found it. We found a perfectly tall and full pine tree. Wayne and Jenni found one too...after their husband/wife banter. Brandon and Wayne strapped them into the truck and we were off. When we got home Wayne was needed to help bring the tree inside our house. We had to move furniture but we got it in. And I love it! It's so beautiful. It's so big in fact that we don't have enough ornaments to cover it. This is not something new. I have always had the intentions of making twice the number of ornaments but have never gotten around to it. So the front of all our trees was the only part decorated. This was is much taller than anyone we've had before so it really looks sparse. But we have plans for a popcorn/cranberry garland and other homemade ornaments. I can't wait to get started. Thanks Brandon for cutting down such a great looking tree.
We had such a great weekend with family and friends. May God bless all of our friends everywhere this holiday season. We love and miss you all!