Monday, November 26, 2007

Answers to questions????



I am certainly feeling the LOVE in blog land that is for sure! I have been getting quite a few personal emails and posts asking where I have been. I'm so sorry I've been lacking in my blog duties, I'm thinking I have not been a very good blog friend at the moment. Lots going on here....I KNOW, I KNOW that is no excuse, because I know a lot of you have more on your plate than me. I just can't seem to get over the hump of things since getting behind while away on our trip to Italy. I know, I know it was over a month ago...so I'll keep trying I promise!

In the meantime...we had a wonderful Thanksgiving. All my kids were here and we had a great time. We postponed our actual Thanksgiving dinner till Saturday b/c of scheduling. Our son had to work on Thanksgiving...uh huh...yuck!...the lodge/restaurant were he is sous chef had somewhere around 250 guest for Thanksgiving lunch. Luckily for the staff, they served buffet and then only a light dinner. So, he was able to get away around 8:00ish which allowed us to see him for an hour or so on Thanksgiving day. We actually had a very untraditional Thanksgiving day...the kids (Jackie/Nat) along with their lovin' dad went to the movies. I opted out for 2 reasons a.) I don't like violent movies and they were seeing something weird???? and b.) I had a few things I really wanted to get done around here, so I wouldn't be rushing about exhausting myself on T.Day, so that really worked out great. That evening we went to my sister's were we feasted on Mexican food...it was great, too...along with seeing my sister, her hubbin, their boys and one of my brothers sons! It was a fun time!

Saturday was great...lots of food, lots of talk and way, way too many calories! All in all it was a good day. Of course it wouldn't have been a family gathering without my son and son-in-law deciding to create some chaos. Due to the fact it was rainy, cold and nasty outside...and I think they had seen their quota of football games...they decided to put their creative minds together. So around 4:00ish they excused themselves for a couple of hours, while they hit the road for a little shopping (yea...you gotta know these are 2 guys that wait till the last minute, so don't think they were shopping for Christmas gifts). They returned an hour or so later with none other than a 10ft section of PVC pipe, some kind of fitting with a screw top to go on the PVC, some hairspray, potatoes and a striker...so if any of you are wondering...they built a "potato cannon" in our garage! Oh! yea...my son and son-in-law; the food terroist in training! It took a couple of hours for the glue to dry...so the girls were dissappointed that b/c of the time and the fact it would be dark none of us would be able to see just how far they would be able to launch the potatoes. So, my daughter-in-law suggested glow in the dark potatoes...so off the girls went in search of glow in the dark sticks....they scored big time at CVS in the Halloween aisle...yep you guessed it...glo-sticks ON SALE!! (I'm sure this was a sign that this was a tradition meant to be). I must tell you my son has done this before with his best friend...but it always scares me just a tad when they start creating these crazy things. But...I must say...it was a blast...to see those glow in the dark potatoes shoot hundreds of feet up into the air...I know I was more giddy than a grown woman should be...but it truly was fun! The best part was seeing the 2 boys get so excited about their creation and the success of the whole process. The girls of course had fun, too...especially since they came up with the glow in the dark idea. All in all it was a very successful collabortive effort...and now we are deeming it "White Trash Thanksgiving"! I mean someone has to do that...right?? No one was injured and due to the fact we live on 2 acres that backs up to 35 undeveloped acres...no-one was injured or disturbed during this process...


I'm posting a picture of my fam...from my 50th surprise birthday celebration...I know it's not that recent...it's from April...but I was bad this Thanksgiving and forgot to take enough pics...so I'm including this one ...basically b/c...well...who wants to read a post w/o pictures...I don't want to be called boring.

I also have some big news to share in the upcoming days...so stay tuned for that...I am excited...and no...it's not a grandchild...so I'll at least give you that hint as a heads up...but it does have something to do with this picture....











4 comments:

Lavender Chick said...

First of all, I can't wait to hear the big news!!! Don't wait too long, the suspense will kill me...

Secondly - I wish I could have seen those glow in the dark potatoes. Sounds like Thanksgiving at your house is quite a blast! As I'm typing this it reminds me of something that was said at a family funeral... Yes, a funeral. One of my cousins brought his new girlfriend that most of us had not met to our grandmother's funeral. Probably not the best time to meet the family, but hey- we always manage to have a good time, even at a funeral... Anyway, upon leaving she said to us: "I just have to say, a funeral with your family is more fun than Thanksgiving with my family." The point of me sharing this story is - I think my family would gel just fine with your family...

Sandi McBride said...

"T", so very very glad to see you back. THe pictures are terrific. I knew you'd be the type that could put something off to accomodate everyone, specially if one of your chicks was one of the everyone! Thanksgiving on Saturday...I love it!

joan said...

Glad you are back Teresa! Love your new Christmas banner and I want to come to your house next year, it sounds like you guys know how to have fun. Glad you all had a nice Thanksgiving. And okay, I want to know the big news and I can't figure out anything by your hint.

Julie said...

Glad your Thanksgiving was fun - even if it was a bit belated! I am playing catch up with all of my favorite blogs today!