The reason our posts have been so light the last few days is because we spent the Thanksgiving weekend with my family in the St. Louis area. It was a busy weekend with a full house — all of my dad’s family (minus one cousin) was also there visiting.
Of course Thursday was mostly spent preparing and eating an impressive spread of food, including a 22-lb turkey, two kinds of stuffing, two kinds of sweet potatoes, two cranberry dishes (my favorite!) and two pies. It was the Noah’s Arc of Thanksgivings!
As we mentioned earlier, we spent Friday searching out good deals, such as for a miter saw to finally complete the baseboards and crown molding in our family room. Saturday we went carpet shopping with my mom, a decorator; cheered the ‘Cats on to a satisfying domination of rival Illinois in the final regular season football game of the year; and spent the rest of the afternoon taking a long walk with Nova down Main Street in downtown St. Charles, which was all decked out for Christmas. Nova saw horses for the first time. Sadly we didn’t get any pics of her on that walk, but we got several great shots of Nova relaxing with several members of the family.
Nova was reunited with her “aunt” Lily (the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel), who was still reluctant to play; however Nova also got to be reunited with neighbor dogs Rocky and Shelby, who were more than happy to run with her around the yard. Rocky and Shelby’s owners frequently serve as foster parents for dogs and right now they are fostering two 5-week-old Australian Shepherd puppies. Nova also enjoyed meeting these two darlings.
It was a fun but exhausting weekend for all and we are wishing we could have at least a brief vacation from our vacation, but tomorrow it’s back to work and back to projects to get the house ready for Christmas!