There are few things I love more than playing games with family and friends. Over Thanksgiving break we played charades (this time with the help of the fabulous app Heads Up). Rather than just having one person act something out, we had everyone from a team act it out, and just one person from the team could guess the answer. The result was one hilarious evening full of laughter.
Here are just a few of the funny moments we managed to capture:
"Playing the guitar"
What games do you like to play with family and friends?
Our Christmas tree this year may be the most Charlie-Brown type of tree we've ever had. It's small, the branches are weak, and there are some definite bare spots.
But this tree is literally homemade.
It's the surprising result from our first Christmas in Spokane, over five years ago. After Christmas that year, Cowboy had tossed our tree into the alley, thinking that the garbage men would pick it up. They didn't. Weeks went by, a few needles fell off the tree, found a crack of dirt in the cement, and sprouted into a tree!
Every year we watched this little tree continue to grow, and we vowed to use that tree during the last year that we lived in that house.
Well, we didn't forget that promise. A few weeks ago we were in Spokane for some appointments, and we stopped by our old house. Our tree was there. Ready and waiting. Cowboy cut it down, tossed it in the car, and we all made the three hour journey to our new home.
And now, here's our little fighter, all dressed up...
It may not be our most beautiful tree, but it's definitely our most memorable. What's the story behind your tree?
Today would have been my sister's 34th birthday. At times I almost forget what happened this past summer. It's hard to believe she is really gone. But then there are those days, like today, when I really miss her and I miss the way our family was.
My siblings and I used to get Joanna socks for her birthday and for Christmas...part tradition, part practicality, and part joke. She seriously had quite the amazing sock collection. It's been strange this year not buying and sending her some cozy socks to add to that stash.
So this year, I'm spending time just thinking about my sister. Thinking about her dancing in heaven...and sporting some crazy cozy socks.
Happy Birthday Joanna. I love you and miss you every day.
Hello new December happenings! We're looking forward to just 3 weeks of work and 2 weeks of vacation, decorating the tree, baking cookies, holiday concerts, lights, family time, and a trip to San Francisco!
Goodbye November goals...
Hello new (and fun) December goals!
What are you saying hello and goodbye to this month?