Friday, November 18, 2011

Great Friends

They say when you are in a time of need you learn who your true friends are. This week our friends have really been there for us. There was a death in our extended family and friends have really stepped up to the plate. Either by calls of concern, texts messages that lightened our day or giving of their time and talents. With a funeral an hour and a half away where none of us live food will travel with us.

Our friends have cooked pies, breads, and main dishes. But probably the biggest sacrifice was the friends who came to help me cook tonight. Over 3 hours of cooking in overdrive . I think we dirtied every bowl in the house - twice. But with great friends here it was such fun. And at the end of the night we have memories. As a bonus she made her first successful chocolate pie. The look on her husband's face when he saw the towering meringue was only topped by the smile and nod with his first taste. Guess I will be sharing my Mama Trammell's pie recipe with her.

Thanks again Danny & Michelle!

Monday, November 14, 2011

10 Days

10 Days until Thanksgiving.

The year seems to have flown by. But as I sit and reflect on the past 10 1/2 months so many things have happened.....

3 Bridal Teas for our daughter
Daughter's wedding (in the rain)
A trip to visit family in Texas
Knee surgery for my husband (complete with nasty Staph infection)
A new job for me
A new job for our son
A trip to the beach

Over all it has been a great year so far and I look forward to the next month and a half. No matter how busy and hectic the holidays become they are filled with time with family and frends and that make for great memories.

Happy Holiday season.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

What do you say?

With the upcoming holiday the debate will be back - Merry Christmas or Happy Holidays. Today our cards arrived in the mail. This year they say "Happy Holidays". Our family says both, I just like Happy Holidays on the card we chose this year. Even Seasons Greetings has a nice ring to it. My least favorite is Xmas, it just looks like a lazy person is writing to me. It ranks right there with brb, rofl, b/c, jk, and many more of those code words people are using today.

It seems Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years are all great times to spend with family and celebrate. I am thankful we usually spend time together with all of our families. Our children look forward to time with their cousins. My wish to all this year is for everyone to have a great holiday season and put others ahead of yourself. But the most important thing is to remember each day is a gift from God and we should cherish each day and follow His will.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Girls Trip

This past weekend was the 2nd Annual Girls Trip. What fun we had too! Two from last year were not able to make it this year but another friend joined us. A few days away filled with laughter, walks on the beach, great food, and true friends was just the great start to the busy holiday season we needed.

We would love to tell you all about it, but what happens on the Girls Trip, well you know....

Friday, November 4, 2011

November milestones

As I look forward to my husband's birthday in 9 more days I can't help to remember my dad's November birthday. He would have been 79 today. Both men have changed my life for the better. They never had the chance to know one another, but I believe they would have been great friends. I, on the other hand would have been out numbered. Those two would have conspired against me.

One constant reminder I of my dad I have is my son. He reminds me more each day of many dad, all the way down to those stick out ears.

Happy birthday month to two special men in my life.