Did you miss me?
I missed y’all.
Seriously, I did.
Because we had NO INTERNET all weekend and all day Monday.
I got the shakes but I’m on the road to recovery.
Plus I got loads of pre-Thanksgiving baking done so I don’t have to do it all on Thanksgiving day.
We’re off to the mountains today. We are looking forward to just relaxing!
We bring cards to play euchre – the big kids can hold their own with us now. We also bring a few other games like Uno, Yahtzee and Scrabble, watch movies, and just hang out together – nothing fancy. It really is a favorite family time we all look forward to.
Before we go, I did promise Karen I would show you the collages I made for the seniors and the coaches for the Cross Country banquet last week.
Each senior boy and girl got a semi-personalized photo collage with their key rings.
Five coaches between the two teams also got collages along with a plaque. I just switched up a few pictures so these were very easy to make. They can put them on their wall, frame them or put them in a 12 x 12 scrapbook – I think they turned out to be nice, affordable keepsakes.
It was a lovely (and long) celebration for the end of the season and the girls truly loved their scrapbooks.
Granny arrived Saturday night from Texas and we moved right into basketball on Sunday. In case anyone is thinking of asking…I’m not “volunteering” for basketball gifts!
On Wednesday, if the internet cooperates, I’ll share another favorite dish I made today AND a favorite leftover that PhilBillPaul makes every year. Until then, happy cooking if you’re in charge of the Thanksgiving feast at your house!
So many craft projects are geared towards younger children. My teens will be soooo excited that I found a special craft that they can make while we’re in the mountains. I’m not a typical crafty mom even though I am proud of the robot costume creations. This year though, I am packing a glue gun, paint and some wiggly eyes!
WARNING: This is a PG-13 craft – I believe in age-appropriate activities so Scary Baby will not be participating. Granny can keep Scary Baby occupied so the big girls can have something to keep them busy. Two boxes is a little pricey in my opinion, but I think the darling twins will have loads of fun making this Thanksgiving centerpiece.