We’ve had a wonderful holiday weekend around here. On Wednesday I took the kids to Barnes and Noble to redeem their reflections winners gift cards. The big kids, who hardly EVER get to go to a bookstore, were in heaven. The two little ones were dropped off at my sister’s house so they could play with cousins, something they don’t get to do very often either, so they had fun there. After a long time picking out their books, I gave them each a coupon for 25% off and told them they had to do their own checking out, so that we could each use a coupon. On the way home, we stopped at Krispy Kreme so we could redeem their report cards for donuts. They each got 6! 24 was a bit too much, so we gave one box to my sister and her family. That night Natalie commented that “this was the best day EVER! We got to buy books and get donuts!”
Thursday we had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner with my Dad’s family. there were 54 of us, I think. We have to meet at my parent’s church (yep, the old Butler Hill Chapel), and it’s always so much fun to get together. The kids and grown ups could play basketball, race remote control cars and run around in the gym while we got the food ready, and then play again after while we sat around and “pythoned” (that, my friends is a word I learned from a South African roommate–it’s what you do after you eat enough food to last you for a week like a python would. Only you don’t pronounce it pyTHON, it’s PY-thun). John was a bit of a pill, realllly needing a nap, but eventually Ryan got him to go to sleep.
Friday we pretty much hung around the house, and I did some online shopping for sales. We only left the house to take the car over to the repair place –AGAIN (don’t even get me started), and a quick trip to the grocery store. We put up the tree, the lights and some of the decorations.
Saturday, we went down to the Conference Center and saw Savior of the World. It was wonderful, and I so recommend you take your kids (over 8 years old, of course). It was a beautiful production and so well done! Tickets are sold out for this year, but next year–you should go! The two little ones went to Grandma and Grandpa Colemans, and we picked them up in a hurry so that Ryan could avoid hearing anything about the big game. As soon as we got home, he vanished into his office for the next 4 hours so he could watch it in peace. And what a great ending it was!