I'm super bummed that I missed a nostalgic "I'm thankful" post. I just can't bring myself to write it now though. Guess I'll keep my list rattling around in my brain this year.
The twin dogs officially turned 2. We went all out. Sang happy birthday to them. Thought about having a get together to celebrate but went out to dinner instead. Without kids. Including the twins. I don't know if they appreciate my gift to them yet, (taking away their bottles) but they are doing fabulously. I can see them eating us out of house and home.
Had a nice Thanksgiving with Jeff's family and dessert with my sister and her family. Didn't cook a thing. Not a thing. Weird. But I'm not complaining. Loved it. Everyone said something they were thankful for. My husband said he was thankful for me. My heart melted.
Accomplished one goal while I was in Southern CA. Went to the Mattel outlet store and stocked up on gifts for my kids to give at birthday parties. I was almost banned from shopping there again on vacation since the gifts take up all extra space in the van (I do this every year), but I got some mega deals, and when one's children get invited to about 10 birthday parties a year each, it pays to have toys on hand. Jeff says that when birds fly over me they say, "cheap, cheap", but I think he's secretly pleased that I saved him a bunch of money. At least that's what I tell myself.
Stretched ourselves thin trying to see family and didn't have time to visit even one friend.
Did I mention that my dad flew up to visit us for a few days before Thanksgiving? It was great.
I can tell I was tired when I wrote this because I thought this was worth mentioning: On the way home I swear I saw a cow putting out the vibe. I had forgotten that this is sort of an inside joke, but putting out the vibe is standing with your back to someone sticking your butt out, like Jim Carey does. The cow in question was right by the freeway with his/her butt to the traffic with it's front legs bent so it's back side was directly at us.
My kids are super travellers. I mean amazing. It took us 18 hours to get to Los Angeles, and the twins only got out of their car seats for 10 minutes once. No complaints. None.
My new favorite dessert is a pumpkin cake (the recipe calls it Pumpkin bars, but I think it's more like a cake) that my friend Shannon shared on her blog. I love BBQ'd carne asada, fresh pico de gallo, and grilled green onions sprinkled with lemon and salt.
When I'm "home" in Oregon I miss Del Taco and In and Out.
Bought our Christmas trees tonight. Douglas Firs. One is 10 feet, one is 6. $30 bucks total. Yep, $30 bucks. I think Christmas trees are the one good bargain here. Jeff put the Christmas lights up on the house, too. It's beginning to look alot like Christmas. See what delirium does to me? I start singing Christmas songs.
I've missed blogging and your commets.
OK. Done. Finito. Off to bed I go.