Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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There are so many fun ideas on Pinterest that I will never do them all. But, this one was super easy. I picked up this cute frame for $2 on the Kroger clearance table and then used a pretty piece of paper I already had. It became a great dry-erase board for our kitchen table and Joseph finds it useful for helping him memorize his Bible verses.
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We also celebrated Christmas with our Indiana family while were there. We had yummy appetizers and roasted a beef tenderloin. I got the idea for the fun cheese & tomato tree from Pinterest.
The opening of the presents was more of a mass chaos than in previous years. Of course the little ones loved the boxes and wrapping paper most of all.
The following morning Scout & Jacob enjoyed a rousing game of one-on-one.
Jacob is our little hat lover and I was afraid he wasn't going to give up Uncle Jon's Notre Dame toboggan easily.
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Monday, November 28, 2011
This was also our last Sunday morning at home. We have been attending our Saturday evening service at church but, as it has been discontinued, we will resume attending on Sunday mornings. We had our own pre-Thanksgiving meal complete with Turkey, Sweet Potato Casserole, Green Bean Casserole, Baked Mashed Potatoes, Deviled Eggs, Pecan Pie and Pumpkin Pie. We couldn't nearly eat all of that in one meal so we had it the next night for dinner as well. (And carted a bunch of it with us to Indiana the following day!) I tried a new recipe for the green bean casserole - found here. It was so amazing!!! It called for fresh green beans and homemade onion topping but I used canned green beans and the traditional French Fried Onions. Yummy despite my shortcuts.
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Sunday, November 13, 2011
Yesterday Daddy got to take Joseph on a special Father/Son outing. They drove up to Fayetteville and watched the Volunteers take on the Razorbacks. Unfortunately it wasn't much of a game for Tennessee but Joseph really enjoyed the experience and Daddy loved taking Joseph to his first college game.
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Thursday, November 10, 2011
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Wednesday, November 9, 2011
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We all rode the Dumbo ride as well as Winnie-The-Pooh, It's a Small World, Peter Pan and The Magic Carpet. Joseph & Daddy rode Space Mountain again and we finished it up with rides on Thunder Mountain.
One last family picture in front of the castle. Right after this a surprise mini-parade came through right in front of us and we got to participate in a street dance party with Mickey & Minnie. It was a great way to wrap up our day at the Magic Kingdom. After that we headed over to Epcot again to continue our world tour of the Food & Wine Festival and spend a last evening with Chris, Megan & Cannon before they headed home.
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Monday, November 7, 2011
Part 1 - the Wedding: As I wrote earlier, our original plan for tagging along on the Glaub Wedding/Vacation festivities was to watch this little (seriously cute) munchkin during the wedding. However we found our services (mostly Christopher's) needed elsewhere in the transportation department. Christopher ran shuttle service making sure that all the family members from our rental houses and various hotels got to where they needed to go on time. Did I mention that this wedding was at 7:30 am inside a theme park? Which meant that everyone had to basically be ready by 5:30 in order to get the shuttle. So in the end Megan took Cannon with her to the wedding and our boys got to sleep in just a little and we arrived for the reception at 8 am.
Part 2 - Hollywood Studios: After the reception we changed into comfy clothes and headed over to Hollywood Studios (after a brief walk through Epcot to grab a frozen beverage.) We got to meet some more characters, grab a late lunch at the Sci-Fi Drive-In and ride the Toy Store Midway Mania (easily my favorite. ride. ever.).
This was the biggest day for the boys and they were such troopers. We left the house at about 7:45 that morning and didn't get home until around 10 pm. Jacob caught a 1 hour nap in the stroller. I'm amazed that we didn't have some major meltdowns that day but they were seriously great.
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