I sure hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!
We had a nice family dinner (my mom, daughter, son-in-law, grand daughter, and Dan). Justin brought a Honey Baked Ham and I fixed all the sides. My mom brought a pie so everyone contributed to our "feast". I had planned on eating at 2 and we were actually sitting down at the table at 1:30! Not too shabby!
Friday we (meaning me) packed up all of the fall decorations and Dan went to the storage unit to pick up the Christmas decorations. Dan's "job" is to put the tree up and then put the lights on the tree. Well, he got the tree out of the box (yes, we use an artificial tree) but he looked high and low and couldn't find any of our lights. We even made another trip back to the storage unit looking for the lights and could NOT find them. So, Saturday we ended up going into town and buying a new tree - this time one that is pre-lit.
I spent the rest of Saturday decorating the house - and the tree. We decided not to put a tree on the outside, screened in porch this year and so I only did two - the main tree in the family room and a small tree in Lorelai's room (with all rocking horse ornaments). Now, we just have to find room in the storage unit for all the crates so I can get my car back into the garage. (Seems like you take stuff out and can never find space for the stuff to go back in - LOL!)
If you are wondering what we did with the tree that we have that isn't pre-lit, well, we contacted the pastor at our church to see if he knew of anyone that could use it (along with a few extra ornaments that we had). We have a young couple at our church that are expecting their first baby any time now - and they don't have a lot - so the tree is going to go to them. It is in really good shape - but Dan just wanted one that he didn't have to worry about putting lights on. Guess we are getting lazy in our old age. I'm also including an extra baby crib bumper pad that I had in the closet. I think this couple could use it.
We have been eating on Thanksgiving left-overs for the last five days - but tonight should finish them up - I'm making some 15 bean soup using the ham hock and the rest of the ham - then will make some cornbread. Yummy! Last night I used the rest of the mashed potatoes in a Shepherd's Pie. I try really hard to use everything so it doesn't go to waste.
Also, a couple of weeks ago (while our oldest daughter was here from Nashville) we had a surprise 'dipe and wipe' shower for Melissa and Justin. We had a cookout here and her friends here in Lake Placid along with Justin's parents and sister with her family came. I think that Melissa was really surprised. Justin had to know about it so he could make sure to get Melissa here on time. We had a nice turn out and I think everyone had a good time.
I'll be going to the doctor with Melissa this Friday - and if things go as planned we will have a new baby next Thursday! I really think that Melissa is ready to have the baby - those of us who have been pregnant know what it is like the last couple of weeks - we are all anxious to not be pregnant anymore. We are all looking forward to welcoming Adalyn to the world!
Well, I think I have you all caught up with the going's on around here.
I'll talk to you soon.