As the long weekend comes to a (unfortunate) close, I'm now looking forward to Christmas even more not only because it's my favorite holiday, it's completely magical and I love everything about it in general, but it means that I'll have two weeks off from work and that is pretty much priceless to me.
I asked Kathryn what she was thankful for on the morning of Thanksgiving. Her exact response was: God, Jesus, the Earth, mommy, daddy, and all of our family and friends.
Pretty solid answer.
The only pictures we got of each other on Thanksgiving
We were able to pack lots of activities into our precious time off (including weeding through some closets and sorting through and trashing junk...one of my favorite things to do).
Dinner with great friends (Amanda and Steven!)
First board game!
In an effort to clean out the toys she doesn't use anymore, we let her know that Santa needs her help to give toys to children who aren't as fortunate (he'll pick them up from her on Christmas Eve). After a solid 20 minutes of sorting through toys, the only 'toy' she found that she doesn't need anymore is the nasal aspirator that's on the ottoman. We have a bit of work ahead of us...
Speaking of Christmas, I got anxious this year. I normally wait until the day after Thanksgiving to decorate the house, but this year we started two days before Thanksgiving.