Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Thankful Thursday--on Wednesday

It is Thursday again.  I have wanted my Thankful Thursday posts to be regular posts, but unfortunately it does not seem to have turned out that way.  This week has been full of thankful things.  It started out on Saturday, which I suppose was last week--who is counting though.  On Saturday my family celebrated our Thanksgiving.  With all the craziness of the Thanksgiving weekend, we never had the chance to do it.  Mike had been wanting to try deep frying a turkey so we purchased a turkey fryer at a Black Friday sale.  It was  a great deal!  To date, the turkey was the best we ever had!!  So flavorful!!  We had turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, green beans, sweet potato casserole, dinner rolls, gravy and pumpkin pie.  We also made a ham--thought we would make one just in case the turkey did not work out.  We sliced it up and put it away since the turkey was so wonderful!!  It was such a wonderful time with Mike and the kids.

Tuesday, I experienced a first for me.  I am part of the "Kindergarten Team" at Cub Run Elementary School.  Our team decided to have a cookie exchange.  I had never done one of those.  Everyone made 2 dozen cookies (in some cases people made more) and we brought them to school yesterday so that everyone could make a plate of cookies.  It was so fantastic!!  You only make one kind of cookie, but you get to have a bunch for the holiday.  Loved it!

Today is Thursday.  This means tomorrow is Friday.  Yet another wonderful thing to be thankful for.  Hope everyone has a great weekend!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010


 For Thanksgiving we went to my Uncle Bill's house to celebrate with extended family.  We have been doing that for several years.  Ever since my Grandmother began living in an assisted living facility.  We have such a great time getting together with family once a year!  Family is so important to my Uncle!  Just as important as it is to me!!

Just before heading to Uncle Bill's house, we stopped by to see my Grandma (Dad's mom) for a bit.  My aunt, uncle and part of their family were there. My Grandma has Alzheimer's and was having a hard time staying awake while we were there.

Are we going to dance on the stage?!

 On November 20, 2010 Lydia and Emily had a dance "showcase" where they preformed on stage with their dance class.  This was not their recital.  They will have that in the spring, but this was a fun time for them where they "showcased" one dance they have learned in dance class. 

Their class did a mini-Sleeping Beauty dance.  They were not out on stage too long, but it was such a cute little dance.  When I announced that we have to get ready for dance class quickly so we won't be late (the following Monday), with stars in her eyes, Lydia said "Are we going to dance on stage again?!"  I think that whole being up on stage/star stuck thing has hit her!  :)

The girls with their dance class, sitting in the auditorium waiting for the program to start.
I walked up to the front row to take pictures.  At the point where all the little girls were supposed to appear asleep, Emily "slept" sitting up like all the other little girls and Lydia completely laid down to sleep.  So funny!
This dance school has dancers of all ages.  This young lady is a Junior at one of our local high schools.  The gentleman dancing with her is a dancer from the Richmond Ballet who came up to be part of the showcase.  Showing the students what they can strive to be. They did such an amazing job!  What a fun night!!