Saturday, November 29, 2014

Highlights of the Week

  • My family came back from Florida with a bit of adventure. Their flight developed pressure problems mid-flight, and the pilot had decided to return to Tampa. They arrived home a day later, tired, but safe and happy to be home
  • My parents came on Monday to spend Thanksgiving with us.
  • It was nice to have a shorter week with more time to sleep in and spend with my family.


Thanksgiving My Mom takes over turkey prep when she comes to visit us, so we only had to do the side dishes. Our best friends came over, and we had a very nice evening with a terrific turkey. We didn’t even have that much leftovers – by Friday evening Thanksgiving meal became just a pleasant memory.

Places We Are Going

On Friday, we took my parents to one of our favorite parks – Henry Cowell Redwood State Park. This particular park has an easy 1 mile loop among majestic redwood trees – perfect for a short visit. Smarty was happy with the length of the visit, since she wanted more time to have her grandparents all to herself :)

Favorite Memory

Babushka It was great to see Smarty immediately reconnecting with her grandparents, playing and discussing all kinds of topics with them. I hope that she will have a memory of these visits when she is an adult, just as I remember visits from my grandparents who lived in a different city. This feeling of being loved by their extended family is something that is so important for all our children!

Most Popular Post

It was an awfully quiet week on the blog, but my post on 12 Fantastic DIY Paper Gifts did OK. Hopefully, the traffic will recover somewhat after Thanksgiving is over :)

Your Turn

How was your week?


An Almost Unschooling Mom said...

Sounds like the pilot made a good call to keep everyone safe. Glad to read you had such a nice visit for Thanksgiving!

Ticia said...

The picture of Smarty with her Grandma is a great picture.

Our frig is still stuffed full of food from Thanksgiving, but we usually plan to get extra food because leftover Thanksgiving food is the yummiest.

Phyllis said...

I love the mask she made. Happy Thanksgiving, friends.