I wanted to go to Utah again but with Bryce's second job (he works security) he was tethered to Las Vegas. Meh. Bryce made the cranberry punch and the homemade rolls, which made him more popular than I who did the "boring" food like turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, corn, green beans, and gravy. Good thing I like to cook.
Before our feast there was a neighborhood football game at the end of the cul-de-sac. Harrison was super happy about that, as he and his friend Nick are sporty guys who like to play football after school. Cam did very well too. Katie loved being around the action. She and I went home before the game was over and she scratched and scratched on the door to be let out onto the driveway. She likes to sit and survey her domain. But this time she trotted back to the party all by herself!
Later that day we played card games. Harrison is great at Skip Bo and we've enjoyed playing that together for the last few weeks.
The next day we got family pictures. Our home teacher just so happens to be a professional photographer and he did a great job with us.
He swapped heads on Harrison and on the dog. You should have seen Harrison's face before!!! He was not very cooperative. Katie was looking off to the side. But look at us now, masquerading as normal people and all.
Bryce and the boys went to see the new Hunger Games movie and they all said it was awesome. In the following days we played 10 Days in Africa and Carcassonne.
I am grateful for a loving family--my people here and my extended family. Truly fortunate to be related to some amazing people. Also thankful for dear friends young and old, near and far, who enrich our lives. We are blessed.