Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Remember me! Just wanted to tell the world what a great day I had today... I've been "off" all week and I've done absolutely NOTHING.... but spend quality time with Tyrone. We don't get to spend much time together while school is in, so this time is pretty fun for us. We've spent the week watching movies, sleeping in, going for walks with Hoku, hanging out with friends and visiting family and of course cooking. I have to admit, I don't miss setting the alarm clock. I did set it on Thanksgiving morning for the parade though. I love parades. There's just something so awesome about a large Kermit the Frog balloon going down the street in NYC. I do have a dream of watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in person. Maybe next year...

Ty and I went to Thanksgiving dinner at Betty and Sam's house in Vacaville. All the kids and Julie and Kainoa were there. Beck had to work. (Thank you California Highway Patrol) It was cool. Easy breezy.. The food was amazing and all I had to make was a broccoli salad. (the one with bacon, broccoli, pecans, red onions, etc..) Betty made a killer turkey and her mashed potatoes were awesome. She also made this pumpkin cheesecake that was crazy yummy. We all just hung out and looked at ads and dreamed about Christmas for a few hours. I also got new school pictures of the kids and they are awesome!! We played some video games, ate more and headed home in the fog. It was a great night.
Black Friday was awesome too. I don't like to head out with the shoppers, but I do love to watch movies. We saw the Muppet Movie and I loved it!! Oh the memories!! I love the muppets! Ty and I went to the downtown mall and watched it and then headed over to L&L to feed the missionaries. There's a group of local people that go there every Friday to play Hawaiian music. Sam came from Vacaville and we sang with them. We had a blast. Bishop and his family came too..Val also came. It was a wonderful evening.. It was pretty amazing... I got to sing some Na Leo...loved it!!

Well, I'm off to bed, but I just felt like I couldn't end the day without expressing how grateful I am to have such a great family and friends. I'm grateful for all of the tender mercies and great blessings God has granted me. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!