Sunday, November 25, 2007

Thanksgiving and Decorating for Christmas

We were in Charlotte for Thanksgiving this year. We had dinner at Mike and Anna's house with a surprise visit from Liz who drove up from Atlanta. While waiting for dinner we played tons of games with the girls and did lots of chalk drawing outside. Since I accidentally turned off the oven while the turkey and tofurky were cooking the dinner was much later than it was supposed to be:) We went shopping on Friday and picked out a tree for Grandmother Gail and helped decorate her apartment. We also went to see the new movie Mr. Magorium's Magical Emporium with grandaddy William. We all really enjoyed the movie as there was great acting, imagination and no inappropriate humor or scenes (which is hard to say about movies for kids these days). We spent the nights at grandaddy William's house and I have to say that it was so nice to have a wonderful assortment of vegan food for every meal not to mention the fresh squeezed orange juice and homemade Belgium waffles every morning. Over the few days that we were in Clt the girls rode their bikes and Arianna got really good at riding her bike without training wheels.

When we got home on Saturday we spent the rest of the evening decorating our own house for Christmas. I have a whole collection of lighted houses and trinkets that I inherited from my grandmother which the girls and I put out around the house. Daniel was very excited about the lights outside. This is the first time we've done them since we lived in Boone. He did a great job. . . the house looks very festive! We also decorated our norfolk island pine tree that we use every year.

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