I've had a bad cold for well over a week now and am getting really tired of it! It doesn't help that our Nick has been sleeping really horribly lately, and even though my lovely husband has been shouldering the majority of the burden, he's waking me up as well. He is holding on the last vestiges of babyhood in two essential ways, one of them bad sleep habits! Typical youngest child? I don't know...you tell me!
Fortunately our Thanksgiving plans always involve going to my aunt and uncle's house in Lake Oswego. Our contributions were a vegetable (green beans with onion, crimini mushrooms, garlic, and basil) and a bottle of wine. Easy peasy! The food was marvelous and the company even better, although we were a smaller gathering than usual.
|Decorating plates--we came home with about 20 of these! |
Even Uncle Bill and Uncle Jerry got into the act later on!
|Cousin Cameron and his adorable son, Caden|
|My dads brothers (John and Ed) with Ed's wife, one of my Aunt Judys|
|Aunt Barbara, cousin Cori, and Uncle Jerry|
|Mom talking to Brad, a friend of ours from church--their family are close friends with my |
Uncle Bill and Aunt Terry (one of those small world things
|Chris and his second cousin Jake--playing video games|
|Cousin Gary with his kids, McKenna and Jake|
|Kieran and Jake|
|Cousin Elena and her boyfriend Gus|
|Olivia, her mom Anne, and Uncle Bill (one of the hosts)|
|Mike and cousin Kim (who looks so more and more like my favorite Great Aunt Noni!)|
|Kieran with baby Noah (our church friends' grandson)|
|I like your shoes, mister!|
|Cousin Cori with her brand-new puppy Ollee|
|Nicholas was quite the hit with the little boys--|
here he is hugging Caden
|And having an examination...|
|Uncle Jerry with Ollee|
|Me with my beloved cousins Anne and Elena--they were the flower|
girl and ring bearer in our wedding...and now look at them!
Beautiful, bright, and loving young women!
|Elena, Anne, and Olivia|
I've been feeling daring because I've started playing Christmas music. Turns out I'm behind the curve ball; the neighbors across the street have their Christmas tree up, and Nick is insisting that we must get one immediately!