It was a really wonderful, albeit, BUSY time for us these past few days!! Thanksgiving was a fantastic, blessed day, filled with family, fun, and Ava's 4th Birthday party thrown in!! I had to work the next day--Black Friday--and boy was it BUSY!!!! I came home with achy, swollen feet......I need to wear better shoes next time! (after 10 years with this company, I should have known!!) Saturday was a full day of downtown Seattle---taking in the sights, riding the carousel, seeing the Gingerbread houses, lunch and shopping----LOVE this time of year!! Yesterday, we, somewhat, chilled....although, while the kids were napping, I made a dash to a few stores and picked up some sweet deals---Bananas (25 cents a pound!!!!) and clearance Chicken (.60 cents a pound!!!), among other things! We also started getting our Christmas decorations out, last night, and we set up the tree---tonight we'll start decorating it! The kids can't wait!!
It was such a great, great time these past 4 days......why do they always seem to fly by so quickly?!?! I literally am in awe that December is upon us. SO IN AWE. Crazy.
Here are a few pictures to catalog the last four days:
Ava wearing her "headdress" she made in Preschool:
Auntie Martha and Ava:
Trying (oh. so. trying) to get a family picture. No one wanted to hold still!!
Ava eating her Birthday cake, with her crown on:
Mark's sister's family and us:
It was a loooonnnng, fun-filled Thanksgiving, and this is how we found the kids that night:
A couple shots from Saturday's visit to Downtown Seattle
Ava and Daddy on the Carousel:
Auntie Martha and Lukie:
In line for the Gingerbread Houses:
'A Christmas Story' Gingerbread House:
All of us (Mark's taking the picture):
It was a lovely weekend!!
Now, on to a NEW week!!!
Our Menu Plan for the week:
Monday: Homemade Mac and Cheese, Smoked Sausage, Green Beans
Tuesday: Honey Chicken, White Rice, Peas
Wednesday: Homemade Potato Soup (freezer), Homemade Pumpkin Rolls (freezer)
Thursday: Chicken and Lentils, Broccoli
Friday: Got a screaming deal for a frozen Turkey, so I'm going to do a Turkey dinner with all the trimmings!!
For more Menu Ideas, check out, I'm an Organizing Junkie.
Have a great week, everyone!!