I am writing this post on Sunday night - having just
returned from our Thanksgiving holiday in central Oregon.
On the drive home, I tried to temper the panic I might have
felt when I checked my Instagram feed and saw
many images from other blogger's homes -
fully decked in holiday glory. Mantels were
coifed and fluffed, trees freshly lit and even treats
were baking! Girls, you give me fits!
Sure, I may have had a natural tree strapped to the top of our SUV,
but that is it folks. That's all I got - well, that and 6 loads of
I am confident however, that my house will be ready when
December 25th comes, it always is......But for tonight, I choose
to enjoy these images from our Thanksgiving weekend -
when sister's enjoyed each other's company,
nieces got to spend precious time with and aunt and uncle,
we played a mean game of family Pictionary, some of us learned
to knit, a hard working high school freshman got
some needed rest, doggies got extra snuggles, we walked
through a peaceful forest to select two Christmas trees,
enjoyed central Oregon's sunshine and mountain views,
ate Thanksgiving dinner around Mimi and Bubba's table
followed by a wonderful Thai dinner OUT the following night,
went to a Christmas parade and attempted a family Christmas card photo.
No stress tonight.....first, laundry.