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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

A {Bedtime} Virtual Coffee

Happy {yawn} Tuesday everyone!

I can't believe it's already 9 p.m. Like seriously where did the day go?

Well, if we were really meeting for coffee. I'd be in my PJs cuddled in bed, and we could hide under the blankets and pretend that in two days it won't be December. That Christmas won't be only 25 - ish days away and that of course it won't snow at all.

We would be living in denial, but that's ok.

So, tell me about your turkey day. Did you stuff yourself to the gills with yummy grub?

We had a "laid back" holiday. However, turkey day wasn't really the highlight of our trip.

See each year when we go to Chicago for Thanksgiving we visit old school friends of B2 and go with them to pick a tree then we have leftovers and sit and chat the day away. It is AWESOME! We have been doing it for years and it's so cool now to watch our kids play together. Oh, boy how time flies.

After our tree searching, leftover-eating afternoon, we headed to White Pines Inn in Dixon. I still love that place, and one of these days the weather will be perfect and we will have more time to explore. As it was even in our short overnight stay we still had a grand 'ole time.

In each cabin is a journal and you are supposed to write about your visit. It's fun to read everyone's comments {like a blog...right}. In our cabin someone hid five pennies and a quarter. It took us a while, but B2 and E found them all. We of course hid some too before we left.

Our overnight package included a Christmas tree, and as the rain doused us we found the perfect one for our sweet home. While we were loading the tree, E spotted Mrs. Claus in the parking lot getting into her mini van. "A mini van, that's silly," he said. "She should be in a sleigh." Oh, it comes.

However, he was mesmerized once he saw the big guy. There wasn't anyone else at the lodge, so E just  chatted Santa's ear off. They talked about what he wanted for Christmas, and other fun stuff. It was wonderful.

G, however, thought Santa was SUPER scary and kept shaking his head and saying "no, no, no." Between Santa and Max the parrot, he was a little traumatized.

After all the excitement it was nice to finally be home.

Did you travel anywhere for Thanksgiving?

Now that we are home, it's time to get our Christmas on. The "real" tree is decorated, but alas "my" tree  will be longer in coming. My mom has agreed to let me have hers, since mine is lightless {and I don't want to spend hours cutting dead lights off my tree}, but it won't get here till the 12th. Bummer, but heck it's a free tree, so I can't complain.

Do you have your house all decked out for the holidays?

Well, my yawns are getting more numerous and my eyelids are starting to droop. So I will bid you a fond farewell, and direct you over to Amy's ... I'm sure she's still awake.


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At November 30, 2011 , Blogger Claire said...

what a lovely post and such adorable photos! i so remember sam being in awe at santa's grotto - we went to see him and the real-life thomas the tank engine!! - when sam was 4... e wasn't 2 and she was scared stiff, poor baby!! brings back some precious memories - thank you!! :)

At November 30, 2011 , Blogger Gem said...

Some gorgeous photos on this post, I especially love the one of you rocking it in your Christmas Jumper and the last one of all the guys sitting infront of the tree, that is deffo one for the family album :) x x x x

At December 03, 2011 , Blogger Elisa Black said...

It sounds like you had a lovely and low-key Thanksgiving with friends and family. Ours was nice, too-- we spent it with extended family, and they live nearby, so we didn't have to deal with driving/travel, etc. We're Jewish, so not really decorating for the holidays (I'll pull out some Chanuka stuff soon), but I do enjoy the holiday music and lights and decorations-- it brightens up the onset of winter. I have been avoiding all stores on weekends, though-- too scary to attempt. And I'm home-making a lot of gifts this year, too. Enjoy the season!


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