My daughters, some friends and I are going to New York City this week for a long weekend. I am so excited. I have been before but not at Christmas time. There is so much we want to see and do, I'm sure we won't be able to do near all of it but we are sure going to give a good try. Pictures to come.
Cooking my first batch of dressing for the holidays this afternoon for a Thanksgiving dinner tonight at our church. There will be others making it as well but I really like the way our family has always cooked it. It is just good old fashioned cornbread dressing with sage. Nothing tastes like the holidays like cornbread dressing. I was going to take a picture as I cooked it but that didn't happen so I will post a picture of the finished product.
We will be going to my sister's for dinner on Thanksgiving day and we always have the same food. We have tried to have different dishes but the families ALWAYS just want the traditional foods so... After dinner the ones going shopping on Black Friday morning gather around the newspapers to make our strategy on what, where and when. We almost always end up going to Wal-Mart first because you can price match and we take advantage of that. Every year I say I don't have much to shop for because I give my kids money for Christmas. Now don't get all bent out of shape. This is what they want since they have been grown. I do get the grandkids presents to open though. But I always end up with a lot of stuff anyway. Who can resist those good sales. As of right now, I already have a list going because I have been getting emails from a website that gets the Black Friday early. What can I say...I love a good sale.
I pray you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving. We are a blessed people!!!!
Well, here I am, a day late (and usually a dollar short). Oh well. I just wanted to say thanks to all of our military past and present for their wonderful sacrifices they have made for our freedom and especially to my Dad who served in the Navy during WWII. I love the picture I have of him in his Navy uniform. How handsome he was. No wonder Mother fell in love with him.
I also want to take this opportunity to wish my mother a happy birthday. She would have been 82. God blessed me with two amazing parents that raised me in a Christian home, loved me, provided for me, gave me wings to fly. Mother and Daddy worked hard all of their lives to provide a home for us four kids with us never really knowing how sometimes hard it was financially. They left us with wonderful memories of fun times together. I love you Mother and Daddy and miss you tons.
Karen and I will be at the Greenwood Fall Festival this Saturday with lots of goodies from our antique booth, More Than Sisters. There will be lots of booths, arts and crafts, food and fun. Bring the family.
OMGosh, what a weekend we've had. Saturday we finally had Noah's second birthday party. He had an absolute blast. Jenny MADE her own Buzz Lightyear suit and showed up at his party handing out prizes for all of his friends that came. It would be interesting to know what a 2 year old actually is thinking about stuff like this. Does he even know what a birthday party is? He sure knew who Buzz was and was not afraid of him. Kacee did a great job of preparing for his party. Once she downloads the pictures, I'll post some here.
Sunday was our church's annual Hee Haw fellwoship which is based on the old TV show but we serve dinner. This year we added Chili to the menu and had baskets of candy on the tables so the little kids could go from table to table "trick or treating." We had some really cute costumes. Noah was Buzz at his birthday party and was going to be Buzz at Hee Haw but his costume got dirty so he wore his Woody PJ's with a cowboy hat and the boots he got for his birthday. He looked so adorable. Jenny also made Jonah's costume...one of the little aliens from Toy Story. She did a great job with it. Jenny showed up at Hee Haw as Buzz and gave out Junior Ranger certificates to the kids. Lots of the kids had their picture made with "Buzz" and so did several of the adults. Hee Haw was great fun, lots of laugh and lots of good food. This is the biggest fellowship we do at our church. Everyone comes.
This next weekend should be just about as busy since my sister and I are going to set up a booth at the Greenwood Fall Festival at Bell Park. Plus Gary and I will have the boys for a lot of the weekend. Kacee will be out of town and Jamie and another leader are going to have the church youth boys annual video game night Saturday night. Maybe after this weekend it will slow down for a while.
I am a child of the King, wife to the best husband in the world, mom of four wonderful children and one great daughter-in-law, Nana to the three cutest little boys and one beautiful little girl. We have a wonderful life. Who ever would have thought that I could have all of this.