Friday, November 28, 2008

Holidays in a Nutshell

This Thanksgiving weekend has been a busy one for me and my Texas family.
My son-in-law's mother came in from Tucson Wednesday night, and has been sleeping with JJ....or rather JJ has been sleeping with her.

I tell myself he remembers her from last Christmas when she came to town with Tabatha. And he probably thinks Tabatha is stashed somewhere in her luggage or under the bed

We had a great dinner this year with the whole family present. After calling my granddaughter in Florida, daughter and grandkids in Colorado, son and his family in CA, and oldest daughter in So CA, I headed over to help cook here in Texas.

Last year SGT John was in Iraq, so this year the kids are thrilled to celebrate with him.

I took my granddaughter on a couple of driving lessons, and of course JJ always rides shotgun.

Then the whole bunch of us went to Bingo. Here in Texas kids over six years old can play bingo...for money. It was a long day.

Today, none of us were in a Black Friday shopping mood, and thank goodness. I read where someone got trampled to death at a Walmart in New York, and two people got shot at a Toys R Us in Palm Desert (or was it Palm Springs?)

Instead the four women went to get pedicures and manicures, then to Jason's deli. On my way home, I stopped at Walmart for a few staples and ended up finding a few bargains. How about Four dollars for a two qt. crock pot?

Now, it's off to bed....maybe sleep in tomorrow, maybe not.


Karen Deborah said...

So awesome to have the Sgt home! What a great family get together and that dog is so stinkin cute!!!
a $4 crock pot? Are you serious? I hear about these things but can never hang to go out into the mobs. I read a book today.

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...

What a lovely family. I can't believe the bingo thing - kids over six? I'd be shipping mine off every day to win us something!

Holidays in a nutshell....I spent the holidays in a nuthouse, but then again that's everyday around here.

Busy Bee Suz said...

Love all the pictures...what a beautiful family and much to be thankful for.
Bingo? Sounds like shopping for me either. The crock pot sounds like a winner...I wonder if it DOES not flip while driving though????
Take care,

heartshapedhedges said...

I knew you wouldnt be able to resist Black Friday.

Glad you all had a nice Thanksgiving....and bingo, it looks like your TX daughter was really getting into it! Before you know it, she'll have her own cute "dobber" caddy with her favorite colors.

We are getting our tree today, should be fun times going on here.

Life with Kaishon said...

I love this : ). Everyone looks so happy! Especially the driving granddaughter and JJ : ). Bingo sounds awesome! Pedicures rock! $4 crockpots....HOLY CANOLI! I am glad your Thanksgiving was special.

TSannie said...

Sounds like the perfect turkey day to me!

Thanks so much for your kind thoughts. My aunt really was a remarkable woman. And that was a photo of a morning glory at the end of the day of beauty...

Pleasing Procrasinator said...

Bingo? I haven't done that in years. I was thinking about going tomorrow but I have to try to finish decorating.
I am glad to hear you had a great day and bargains without the pressure of the mobs...Yea!!

Cortney said...

I didn't know that you had to be 6 to BINGO. Very interesting! I got some $2 Crocs and a $8 windsuit at Walmart. I have to show ya'll all my bargains.