For a moment.
The last week or so has been such a blur - there were multiple visits with family, houseguests of all kinds for three days straight and Thanksgiving. It's been good.
We hosted Thanksgiving again - it is a lot of work, but between myself and Dan, my brothers, sister-in-law and a brother's girlfriend there were many many helpful and talented hands at work. They made it so much easier and I am so happy that they were able to be here and enjoy themselves at the same time (I think they all had a good time too!) We hosted 14 people, and I made everyone into Pilgrims for the special day.
(Some family members don't want to be viewed online. Hence, you get to see their backsides.)
I made pilgrim placecards and it was a fun craft project - drove Dan a bit crazy though with all that cutting and pasting. In the end it was worth it - everyone got a big kick out it.
Lorelai turns 2 tomorrow (OMG.) and she had a blast at Thanksgiving - she's at a really fun age.
We celebrated her birthday a little earlier since the family was all there.
I swear, I did not teach her to swipe a taste of frosting.
One of the best parts of the day for me was that I was able to give my uncle a kidney! He's actually going to be donating a kidney in a few weeks - just because he can and he thought it was something good to do. He's so awesome.
When he took the kidney out of the bag he told me how he was told to get a small / bean / kidney shaped pillow for when he leaves the hospital and this would be perfect, and where did I find such a thing? I told him I made it and he was floored - he got a big kick out of it. This is the first thing I have knit for him, so I am very glad it was a success!
And then on Friday we had a rather grown up yet laid back party with some friends from high school - it was nice to just hang out. And the kidlets could play too -
They had a great time (I think, I hope!)
Here we are, sunday. It's quiet. The house is mostly returned to normal. We've done a little shopping online. I need to take down the fall decorations and work on getting Christmas up, but I'm ok to put that off for a few more days. I've got some deadline knitting to work on and some other things to give a good think while I knit.