It has been a busy two weeks here. My step son was with us for 2 weeks, Mom and Dad moved out of my house and into their new home and we had Thanksgiving dinner for family near and far. Are we really supposed to get ready for Christmas now???
With Mom and Judy's help dinner was great and was on the table without any stress. Thanks ladies for all your cooking efforts and time! We were 14 and I managed to get all of us at one table in my dining room.
My favorite thing this year for dinner was the cornbread stuffing. Judy and I talk about making it each year so Judy found a recipe she liked, tweaked it to make it her own and it was delicious! Somehow getting diner made and put on the table goes great and then the idea of cleaning up is UGH!!!
However, the girls pitched in with Shelby and cleaned everything that did not fit into my dishwasher. Everything was cleaned and put away in no time. We then had dessert and even after eating all these pies and cakes across the weekend it is still taking up room in the frig. I will have to get rid of some of it today. We ate so much over the weekend I don't want to even look at food.
Before Corwin left, he put his uniform on so I could get some pictures. This is his new dress uniform that he recently got for finishing Officer Training School. He graduated top of his training class. He is currently a full time Staff Sergeant in the Army National Guard. In August of 2010 he will be heading off to Afghanistan. It was good to spend the time with him recently.
Well, it is time for a short deep breath and then start decorating and getting the shopping done for Christmas! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday.