This year my girls and I headed to Florida to spend Thanksgiving with my dad, and my sister and her family. On my flight down, I can't remember a trip where the clouds were SO thick! These photos don't do them justice, but the clouds looked just like cotton balls - as far as you could see.
Coming down through the clouds was amazing.
My pictures are rather random because I was either tired from the trip (and not thinking about taking photos) or helping Gail fix dinner.
The festivities have started - we are getting the food ready.
Jen gives her niece, Addy, a good morning kiss.
We start serving our plates.
Sweet Miss Addy is content with her "lovey." She doesnt' seem too concerned about eating.
My great-niece, Raleigh, wanted to make faces for me...
The lineup: Raleigh, Caleb, Nate.. and my niece, Rachel, supervising the little ones while they eat.
Gail's grandchildren are 2, 3, 4, and 5 years old so you can imagine how busy it is when they all get together.
After lunch, the little ones made their own desserts - I am not even sure what they were supposed to be, but the kids had a great time.
My sister, Gail, also known as "GiGi" had cookies, icing, chocolate kisses, and candy corn to make their own dessert.
Nate and Addy get started.
Caleb is happy with his creation.
So is Nate.
Wait... Caleb wants to add more to the top of his.
It was a long day and someone just had to take a nap! There were a few of us who wanted a nap but didn't get one.
It was a busy day, and I didn't get pictures of everyone - just the little people.
I didn't go, but my daughter, Kimmy, and her friend, Alisa, spent the evening at Pinot's Palette in Scottsdale taking a painting class. Of course, Kim found it on Groupon, so they went and had a wonderful time, celebrating Alisa's birthday. Notice the wine glass? I volunteered to be the designated driver.
This is Alisa.
There was an instructor and they all painted the same picture. There were about 50-60 people in the class and they had a wonderful time! The instructor is at the front of the class and everything is also projected up on TV screens for everyone to see.
Here they are at the end of the night, all smiles, with their paintings.
So are you wondering what I did while they were painting?
We found a movie theater in the area and I went to see the movie Captain Phillips.
It was an excellent movie - one I would recommend seeing.
Tom Hanks, as usual, did a great portrayal of Captain Richard Phillips.
I finished the quilt I made for my dad! Whew Hoo! I think he will like it because it is a nice sized lap quilt and light weight, but will keep him warm when watching TV or reading a book. You can see that I machine stitched the edging on this quilt - I have learned that I do not have the patience for hand stitching. This was so much easier.
It is something that my daughters do, you sign up to receive a small box of different types of "goodies" once a month. These "goodies" are generally healthcare, and beauty products in sample sizes. It is different every month. When you sign up, you fill out a questionnaire so they send products more suited for your age, lifestyle, and complexion. It might be lipstick, lip gloss, nail polish, skin care items, shampoo, conditioner, or maybe even a snack of some sort. It has been fun to see what they offer. Kimmy received her box today...
Pulling back the tissue paper is always fun.
So this month, Kimmy received perfume, polish, sample makeup, hair products, and a full candy bar.
With each box comes a a card that tells you about the products.