Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving Week

We spent Thanksgiving week in the country again this year.  After the past several hectic months of work and travel we decided a week together as a family was much needed.   And sleep.   Sleep was much needed too.  And we've slept a lot.  Cornelia went to bed at 7:30 and most nights we followed not long after that.  We did manage to be a bit social.  We had friends over for dinner on Wednesday night.  Since our oven doesn't work we tried to bake a pumpkin pie in the barbecue.  It didn't work so well but we think we'll get it right next time.  We spent Thanksgiving with Steph and Dennis - the second year with them.  It was a wonderful afternoon with martinis for Mike and Ken, oysters for those who like them (including Cornelia!), three dogs for Coco, and an absolutely wonderful meal for everyone.  The pumpkin pie was not cooked on the barbecue.

"Cheese and crackers!"  (Watch the dog!)

Coco and Papa enjoying the sunshine.

Waiting for the oysters to come off the grill.

"Yum!  Oysters!  Hold it, they're what!!"

Meeting Kukula, one of three dogs for Coco.

The weather has been great all week.


Thursday, November 22, 2012

Giving Thanks

More than words can say . . . .

Coco's first time in the "big girl swing" by herself at Duboce Park.  Only 18 months old.