Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Week 47

Game on!  The kids and I are home all week for Thanksgiving break, and I finished shopping for the big day yesterday.  We have a couple appointments to get through today, and then Wednesday we'll start baking pies and make some cornbread for stuffing and prep the turkey for a good soak in the brine.  I still can't believe Thanksgiving is almost here and now it's less than 30 days until Christmas!  I really need to get my shopping kick started!

Here is what last week looked like:

Day 321- Monday, 11/17/14
It's a beautiful fall day with blue skies, but it won't last.  We are expecting rain the rest of the week so we must enjoy the sun while we can.  It's the perfect day to get my boy back.  Tyler flew home today and had an amazing time at the Congress in DC.  It will be something he never forgets. He was able to meet Nobel Prize winners, a former White House doctor, a doctor for the NASA astronauts, and also patients who have received ground-breaking treatments like the first ever face transplant recipient.  The highlights for him were being able watch a live surgery, seeing footage of how a clinic on the Ebola front lines in Sri Lanka operates, and watching a short film on how a low-tech emergency trauma center thrived so much better before regulations and paperwork took over.  He most certainly came home motivated and inspired.

Day 322- Tuesday, 11/18/14
We like to collect leaves, the bigger the better, on our afternoon walks and found this gem today as the clouds started to roll and the skies darkened.  Time for some rain to bring us deeper into fall.

Day 323- Wednesday, 11/19/14
The rain is here, and Justin loves the rain and even begged me to walk the dog in it.  I have a feeling he's going to want to live further north in Oregon or Washington when he gets older.

Day 324- Thursday, 11/20/14
It's another rainy day as I wait to pick up kids from school.  Tyler has had to stay after most the week to make up for the days he missed on his trip, but I think today he'll be officially all caught up.

Day 325- Friday, 11/21/14
Justin helped me make a pudding pie to take to dinner with friends tomorrow.

Day 326- Saturday, 11/22/14
Yum!  Look at this beautiful prime rib--so good.  Sharon cooked a wonderful meal as John played the tunes, and then she tried to convince him that he needed to eat her salad too and not just some meat ;0) The picture is blurry because these two would not sit still.  They were having too much fun.  It was a great way to kick off our Thanksgiving break.

Day 327- Sunday, 11/23/14
Today was a lazy day.  Bella waited patiently for her treat puzzle to be loaded by a boy who woke up later than her stomach liked, but we made it up to her later by taking her on a nice long walk in the sunshine.  It feels good to have the sun back.

That's it for now!  Have a great Thanksgiving and see you next week.

The Mom Creative


  1. Glad Tyler had such a great trip! Love the tree and leaves shots! Enjoy the break and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. Glad Tyler had a wonderful trip! Glad you're getting rain too you all need it for sure. Have a wonderful thanksgiving!

  3. Sounds like Tyler had amazing trip! What a great opportunity. And the food pictures are making me hungry. I cant wait for Thanksgiving! That's great that you have the whole week off with the boys. I hope you all have a great holiday break! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. That's so wonderful that Tyler had such a great time, but more importantly that he is back home safe and sound. I hope y'all have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING tomorrow! ♥ ♥ ♥