Monday, November 30, 2009

Menu Plan Monday


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:

Opening Presents:

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!!

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