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Wednesday, November 17, 2010

This and That


We are headed out on Sunday afternoon for a few days in Williamsburg, VA.  We love it there.  Truly. Love.  

We are going to get to stay free in a wonderful time share, thanks to a sweet friend.  We are going to relax, do a bit of shopping, take some senior pictures.  

Tomorrow is our last co-op day for this semester.  I am ready for a break.  I am taking my class to a nice cafe to practice our manners.

I can hardly believe it is almost Thanksgiving!  I will not be home until the day before Thanksgiving, so I have been planning ahead.  The menu is all planned.  I will be buying my turkey this week, actually I will be buying two.  I always buy an extra this time of year, as they are so inexpensive!  I slow roast my turkey overnight, so when I get home on Wednesday, I will prep the turkey, stuff him, and put him in the oven.  It is amazing to wake up to the smell of turkey roasting away!  Plus the majority of my work is done overnight.  You can search my archive for all the directions, or wait until next week.  I will post the link to the directions.

We also must go tag a tree this week still - we always go cut our tree at a local place the day after Thanksgiving!  Although I think one time, we did it the Saturday after.  I like to enjoy Christmas as long as possible, but I also try not to skip Thanksgiving.  So, I have all that to plan for as well!

Today I must take Lindsay and Emily to get shoes for work and Lindsay needs a pair of black pants.  I will get a day out after all, though modified.  The younger set will be hanging out with Grandpa - they like it there, the grandparents have a wii!

My husband surprised me last evening.  When he arrived home from work with flowers for me!  They are a sweet bunch of mini carnations.  It was unexpected and so thoughtful.  Thanks Honey!

I guess I am just babbling on now.  I'm sorry, but I do like talking to you and sharing life.

What are your plans for Thanksgiving!


  1. I am going to smash some pumpkins! least one.
    Bet you didn't think I'd say that!

    I'm looking forward to the time away
    to Williamsburg too. It is such a treat that we get to go at the same time. By the way...Mom was burning leaves and branches and the fire spread nearly burned down the shed...the guys would have done all of that work for nothing......oh my!

  2. This is the year I think every parent of only one or two children knew would come... neither child at home on Thanksgiving.

    We told Christopher it was fine with us to spend Thanksgiving with his "honey" and her family... and with five children, it is no longer feasible for Steph and family to travel during the Holidays.

    Have a wonderful time! I sounds lovely. Reminds me a little of our visit to Old Sturbridge Village.

  3. Enjoy your time in Williamsburg, one of my very favorite places! Your new blog design is lovely;)

  4. Your blog looks just beautiful!
    For Thanksgiving, we will have a noon meal at my mother's and then travel to my husband's sister's home in Bedford for an evening meal. We feel like a stuffed turkey at the end of the day! LOL I am in charge of all the pies for both events. I make between 15-20 pies each Thanksgiving. I've been doing this for over 23 years!
    Enjoy your much deserved trip!

  5. Good Morning Mrs. Rabe,

    I hope you all have a wonderful time on your trip.
    Be safe, relax much, enjoy all!

    Have A Peachy Keen Day!

    Love & Prayers,

  6. Yay that you got your day out with the girls after's not the amount of money spent, but the time spent together, right?

    I hope you have a lovely trip to Williamsburg. Sounds like so much fun! (I'm a teensy bit envious as I'd love to have another visit with you and Becky!)

    The flowers are beautiful, too. Surprise flowers are the very best! It's been a very long time since I got any...hmm, do you think if I leave your blog pulled up, that Clarence might take the hint? LOL

  7. I love the way you share your life too, even if I don't get online to read it until a day or two after the post :-)

  8. I pray that you ALL have a wonderful trip and a special time together.

    Nicely done, Tim!


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