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A Past Due Thanksgiving post…

Thanksgiving with two of my favorite people!

I didn’t have too much time to write about the holidays this year.  I’m a little behind, but I plan to catch up now!

 

Jill and I in downtown Vegas

This past Thanksgiving was my best one, ever.  Brian and Jill, Mister’s son and his wife, came to visit for the week.  We were SO thrilled to have them here!!  We picked them up from the Vegas airport, and stayed the night there.  Brian and Jill took us to a wonderful dinner at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, and we spent the rest of the evening at the penny slots in our hotel.  Way too much fun was had by all!

The next few days were spent where we live, in Havasu.  We drove them around the area one day, and took them to the infamous Sno-2-Go.  Jill LOVED their unique ice/cream treats.  We already knew Brian loved the place, and we all promptly promised the owner we would be back the next day for more.  And…. we were!

Jill and Brian on the way to Havasu Landing

We visited our little casino across the lake too.  There’s a great little ferry that will take you across to Havasu Landing.  It’s free if you get the little tickets from the paper.  So, we went to the store and I bought several papers.  And then looked inside to find NO coupons.  Of course.  Turns out the paper doesn’t print the coupons during holiday weeks.  Whoda thunk it?!  We all “splurged” on our $2 tickets and spent a very enjoyable couple of hours over there at the penny slots.  We’re cheap like that.  We also like to leave with our money, which we did.  Bonus!

Everyone ready to eat, but I made them take just one more picture

Thanksgiving dinner went along without a hitch!  Everyone got to sleep in, take our time getting ready, and dinner seemed to cook itself.  Okay, not really, but I had a schedule (with instructions!) written down to the minute!  I did note on this handy-dandy little schedule that someone needed to carve the turkey, and it wasn’t going to be me!  I told Brian that neither his Dad nor I were going to carve the turkey, and he graciously offered to do it for us.  No *hint-hint* or anything like that there for him.  I think he just wanted to eat the turkey, and he knew someone had better take a carving knife to it before we all ended up like little Randy on a A Christmas Story when his mom asked, “How does Mommy’s little piggy eat?!”

We spent a lot of time out on the back porch, relaxing and chatting.  And isn’t that the best part of any holiday?  Getting to spend time with family you love and respect.  Completely relaxed, comfortable, and enjoying each others company.  Not to mention chatting up a storm, and laughing until your sides hurt!

Thank you, Brian and Jill, for sharing your holiday with us.  When I think of my many blessings, and things I am most thankful for, your friendship and love is at the top of my list.  We love you both so much, and appreciate you!

 

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500 gets Mister a Starbucks!

Yumminess!

When I created a Facebook page, I never imagined that more than a few people would be interested in reading it.  Needless to say, I am surprised and thrilled to have had so many people like the FB page.  I mainly created it to have a place to put my blog posts, other than my personal profile.  As more people joined, I felt a responsibility to have more content by adding pictures and quotes.  I’m trying to find a balance that doesn’t annoy people. I just want to make sure I share positivity, encouragement and inspiration with others.  And an occasional rant or bawdy joke.

Last week I ended up being at 400 “likes” and was  shocked by it.  Honestly, I never thought I’d get more than 25. Gayle, the blogger of A Beautiful Mess Inside, made a comment that I would soon be getting to 500.  I fairly well scoffed at that.  However, she was right and I actually did make it to 500 likes by yesterday morning!  According to Gayle, I was actually at 500 when she checked at 2:50am. Now that is quite some dedication to being able to utter the ever-so-humble words “I TOLD YOU SO.”  I should note, that I’m certain this is the only time in my life that I didn’t want to punch the person saying those words.

*burp*

I had told Mister that if I ever got to the “Five-Oh-Oh” number I would buy him Starbucks with his own gift card.  Isn’t that so generous of me?!  I even made him drive us there… and buy me one too! Gayle humbly asked for pictures, so this particular blog is my (far too boastful) fulfillment of her request.

I’m getting this out a day late (and about $9.12 short on Mister’s gift card), and I am already stunned at having another 50 “likes”.  I could pull a Sally Fields on you, however, from the bottom of my heart I just want to say: “Thank you.”  Thank you for reading the blog and “liking” the Facebook page.  As I tend to repeat constantly over on the page,

“I hope you find something that encourages you, inspires you, or at the very least, makes you smile.”

Christine

Mister and I

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