Saturday, November 30, 2013

Gobble Gobble, home again!

Home again, gobble gobble, to a refrigerator empty of Thanksgiving leftovers. I can't remember the last time we did not cook a Thanksgiving dinner here, but this year we decided to spend it with our daughter and grandsons in Texas. We drove, or I should say Hubby drove and I worked on knitting a stocking all the way down and back. 17 hours of knitting and still not done but I made good progress. 

And here are our little Texans! Thursday we had a great time cooking our feast, playing games and putting together advent calendars. The weather was beautiful and the boys were able to spend time outdoors running off excess energy. We did a little shopping on Friday. I am not a big fan of black Friday shopping and the crowds, but Old Navy had 50% off just about everything and we got lots of winter clothes for two growing boys. 

Our visit flew on by way to fast and today we headed home. For lunch we were able to stop in Oklahoma City at a favorite spot of mine, Ingrid's Kitchen. Lots of wonderful German and other foods with a European flair, as you can see I had the Reuben and warm German potato salad. YUM! They also have fresh baked breads, cases full of pastries, eclairs, cakes, pies and….

cookies!!!! I brought some home with us :)

One of the 1st things we noticed in our absence is the Christmas cactus grows closer and closer to blooming! 

And now we still have a car to finish unloading, and new lists to make, because as you can see… my countdown Santa says 26 days until Christmas! Better get busy!

1 comment:

WoolenSails said...

I stayed home, love the sales but too many people for me. I was able to get out today and get some new warmer and larger clothes for our grandson. Now I am pushing to get my gifts and cards done and out by the end of this week, ugh.