"I have told you this so that my joy might be in you and your joy might be complete." John 15:11

Saturday, December 11, 2010

A Bit Belated

I guess it is better late than never to post about our Thanksgiving.

Andy's brother, wife, our two neices and nephew came up for a visit.  They arrived Tuesday afternoon while Andy was still at work.  We had fun catching up and talking about plans for the rest of the week. 

When we woke up on Wednesday, our neice had made us this drawing:

Andy's shirt says, "I love to work" and mine says "I love my baby."  Ha ha!
Andy took everyone over to our new house so that his brother could take a look and give us some ideas about home improvement projects.  After lunch at home, we all headed to the National Zoo.  It was pretty chilly out, but we had a good time.  Philip had fun trying to eat up his mittens and napping.  Afterwards, we headed out to our favorite Mexican restaurant.  Yum!

On Thanksgiving, we went to our parish mass which was beautiful.  Then we headed home to cook.  It was my first time cooking a Thanksgiving meal by myself and it turned out well.  My sister-in-law helped with a few items too.  Unfortunately, it was a rainy day, so the kids had to stay inside most of the day, but they did great!  My neice made us all descriptive namecards for the table.  For example, Philip's read, "Philip is a sweet baby and he is not marryed."  All the namecards included our marital status. 

We went back downtown on Friday and visited the Air & Space and Natural History Smithsonians.  Natural History was the favorite.  On our way back, we picked up a couple pizzas and then we baked cookies and watched a movie. 

We had a great time with our visitors.  It was their first time up here and we hope not their last! 

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