The kids and I finished decorating before Tim got home from work. The very last box I unpacked had these:
I was really bummed out when I thought I had lost them. They were a gift from Tim's Mom. She always had them in the bathroom when Tim was growing up. He and his brother Pat would rearrange them to spell LEON. The thought of mischievous little boys trying to get their Mom's goat always makes me smile - though I found it funnier before I had one of my own.
We had an early dinner. The girls were very interested in cooking and helping set the table. I set them loose with the china and silver and am happy to report it is all still intact! They also made us placecards with rainbows and flowers on them. And they actually sat down for the meal which lasted quadruple the length of last year's five minute affair. (E - notsomuch.) I enjoyed their enthusiasm. It really made the day more fun.
Later Tom and Kirsten came by with the kids to hang out for a while saving us from family movie night. Note to self: never rent Space Chimps again. And Ann dropped by after work. I felt a little bad when all we had for her were potatoes and green beans but this is the house of pork after all! The kids chased the cats while we enjoyed a few glasses of wine. It was a perfect end to the day.
As we cleaned up, Tim and I talked about what we are thankful for and came to the conclusion just about everything: happy marriage, great kids, and wonderful friends and family. Hope this post finds you with lots for which to be thankful too. Happy Thanksgiving!