I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had a good time with my family here at our house and with Wes' family at his brother's house. Yes, I cooked a turkey...a 20-pounder...thank you very much. No, I don't have pictures like Amber. You'll just have to trust me. Everything went fine except for a few misadventures involving the corn pudding.
I am in full Christmas Cheer mode. We put up our tree today and I was inspired by this post to attempt a garland on my fireplace mantle. I'm pretty happy with the results. Not bad for a first try! The tree is always a challenge. First of all, it's huge. Nine feet. Wes managed to drag it into the living room and wrestled the bottom section into the base, screwed it in tight and plugged it in only to discover that it was actually the MIDDLE section. So, we undid everything and wrangled the real bottom into the stand and then it went smoothly. Hayley is mortified that I put feathers on it. She calls it the Big Bird Tree. I think it's kinda fun and funky. I only uttered the phrase "I'm losing my Christmas joy!" about five times while we were decorating and we only broke two or three glass balls. That's pretty good for us. All the while we were listening to my new Christmas cd by Third Day. And we only had to go to Wal-Mart twice. And the dog only stole my ribbon twice. Around the Sullivan house we call this Success!