It has been quite busy around here. Mostly my fault with making some scrapbooks and cards, etc. Not a lot of time for blogging. Plus, my obsession with facebook was getting in the way! Anyway - I am jumping right to Thanksgiving and the following weekend.
We were lucky enough to have great friends, Sarah and Greg (and Josh and Grant - their kids) who invited us over for Thanksgiving. Sarah and I went to elementary school through high school together - and her parents were in town also - so it felt a little bit closer to being at home. Both she and Greg went to Penn State so the conversation was always flowing between Patrick and them. Anyway, Gavin absolutely LOVES Josh (and all his toys) so they were like angels the whole night. Evelyn was also quite occupied...which led to all of us being able to sit and relax and eat without being interrupted! It was great!!! The food was fabulous and the company was great too! We had a little melt down when it was time to leave - but overall it was quite relaxing!
The next day was Patrick's birthday - and black friday! I got up at 4 something and went with Angie to Walmart, Old Navy and Target. We were home by 6:20am...it was great! I didn't get much - but it was still fun to go. The rest of the day was really nice. We ordered Papa John's pizza and drank our most expensive bottle of wine (per Patrick's birthday dinner wish). Then he kicked my butt in Mexican Train Dominos! The next morning, we all went shopping together, bought a Christmas tree (where we ran into our neighbors) and started decorating. We decided to go to the WildLights at the Zoo too. It was sunny and warmer - so we thought it would be fun! Sarah had recommended going early so we got there by 5:30...just at dusk. There were a lot of people - but not a ton! So it was great. The weather was not too cold and there was not really a line for anything. The Christensens also joined us - so it made it even more fun! By the time we left - there was a line of cars out the parking lot and more than 2 miles down the main road!!!! CraZY! I am so glad we listened to Sarah and went at 5:30...if anyone else plans on going, that is the way to do it!!!
Today we decorated the house and tree. Patrick likes colored lights - so I gave in again and did a colored tree. Gavin helped with the ornaments -and so far no one has pulled it down yet (knock on wood). It really was a great family weekend!!! Except Patrick just got called into surgery - but at least I can watch Desperate Housewives in peace!