we are home sweet home! i am reminding myself that the pain and process of unpacking and putting away is a small price to pay for a winter weekend getaway. thanksgiving was fantastic. how was yours? we snuggled up in a cozy cabin in sun valley, idaho all weekend. a tradition i gladly adopted when marrying into dan's family. this trip there was tons of fresh snow for sledding and tromping through. the twinkle lights on the pine trees made the town look so festive.
i must admit, it is pretty awesome to be sequestered away and completely unplugged for awhile. (i have a billion blogs to catch up on. of course, i am thinking i need to whittle down my google reader for a calmer christmas season. over the weekend we had a light discussion about social networking; the good, the bad, the ugly. decided to have a closer look at which blogs i read and why.)
we did crafts together (mini m&m dipped caramel chocolate apples!), played fox and geese in a sparkling field, went shopping with the girls (ornaments and scarves were the big thing this season), watched movies, played apples to apples and learned a crazy fun card game called nertz (which i'm really bad at). i took a hundred photos and made a load of memories. life is so good. i truly have so much to be thankful for.
am feeling almost ready to officially prepare for the magical christmas season. am promising myself to get all unpacked and cleaned up before any decorations go up. it will be good motivation to get things rolling around here this week. happy november wrap-up to you, too.
p.s. thank you to those of you who enjoyed my thanksgiving download! i was shocked to see more than 300 downloads. hooray. i plan on whipping up a dollar december download soon.
p.p.s. tuesday a crafty wreath tutorial will debut, you won't want to miss it.
p.p.s.s. another topic of discussion: bangs. am highly considering them. please advise.
currently playing: Oak Ridge Boys / It Is His Birthday