Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving weekend

We packed so much holiday goodness into the four day weekend. Thursday it started raining at 4am and didn't stop once until late that night. We hoped for a walk in the morning but ended up watching James and the Giant Peach. Luckily Starbucks stays opens on holidays so we went out late morning and had a lattes and cinnamon rolls and people watched for awhile. Oliver wore his turkey hat that he had made at school which was a real conversation starter. Mid afternoon we ate and ate ate and had genuinely had a really nice time over at LD' sisters house. Friday morning we got up early and went downtown for the parade. The marching bands were by far our favorite. We did a little shopping, drank more coffee and then went home. I snuck out to see New Moon, which was completely awesome. Late that afternoon we went up to the zoo for Zoo Lights. When we got there it was dusk and the wolves were howling, very new moon I should add ;) We got right in line for the train and caught the first run out. We huddled under the blanket and saw all the holiday lights. Oliver loved every minute. Saturday I junk shopped with a friend and then the family went out for a hike on the trails Washington Park. Totally exhausted but happy.

Friday, November 20, 2009

It is so rainy here. The ground is like a soaked sponge that needs to be wrung out and every time I walk through the yard it feels as if I will sink into it. I am not sure why I don't take the "long way" around on the pavement :) So it has been raining for what feels like months but we've had some nice strong winds and that has been exciting. But also a little scary. One night I felt certain that with the ground so wet and the wind so strong a tree was bound to fall onto our house. I took these pictures at different times today while out....they really captured the day. I went on a major junk trip today and brought home bags of stuff that needs to be cleaned and readied for photos but for now I wanted to write and think about Thanksgiving coming next week. What are you doing? I am excited to have Oliver home for a few extra days. We may go to the parade downtown on Friday if the rain ever stops. I am going to see New Moon with my friend Stephanie, who introduced me to the books. I'd like to make some pumpkin bread pudding. Pull out the Christmas decorations. Watch Charlie Browns Thanksgiving. Yay for the holidays!