Todd patiently waiting for the parade to start (oh we played Heart's online and in one game, Todd shot for the moon and I did it twice:), yeah that's right, I won!)
Me staying warm by the cop car (don't mind the no make up and big bags)
Us at the Parade... scary picture of me but it's the only one with both of us (why do guys always look good even if they get up way early?)
The pictures are a little grainy, not sure why (although we did just use our IPhones)
SANTA!!! I KNOW HIM!!
Since we had no family this year, I had to do the whole Thanksgiving meal. It wasn't to bad but we kept running out of bowls to make stuff in and I wanted to make sure everything was done at the same time, but that was hard with limited space and supplies. In the end though, Todd and I had a very yummy Thanksgiving meal. We were very thankful to be eating such a good and big meal, thankful to be together and to have this opportunity to be out east. It seems we have been stressing a lot about things and it is always nice to have a day to really remember how truly blessed and lucky we are. Gus also got a turkey meal and with all this tryptophan in our system we all crashed. We all slept for a good two and a half hours... Gus even slept longer.
Our beautiful table setting... spent a lot of money and time on this one;)
This is pumpkin cream pie. So for Todd and I's first Thanksgiving together, I wanted to make him a pumpkin pie (along with making it for my family). I spent forever one evening make pie and cookies. I had never made a pie before (well one that requires cooking) so I didn't really know what I was doing. Well, to put it kindly, my pie sucked! Todd was kind of a sport about it... kind of. The outside was burnt and the inside wasn't cooked. Since then, when I say I want to try again at making a pumpkin pie, Todd always suggest just buying one instead. When Mark and Debbie were out here, the boys brought home a pumpkin cream pie; Todd loved it and proclaimed "Ashleigh, I think I could trust you with making this pie." Ah gee thanks Todd. This Thanksgiving I made this pie and a chocolate cream pie for me. I think I pulled the pumpkin pie off... although Todd hasn't gobbled it down like the last pumpkin cream pie he had but he said it was amazing. My chocolate cream pie was wonderful though and it's all gone:).
Friday Todd and I went and saw "Tangled", very cute and fun movie. We also did a little bit of Christmas shopping but we aren't a black friday kind of family. Saturday we watched "The Game" and put up our Christmas tree and watched it snow:)
Saturday night I got sick again... goody and I am still sick now. Tomorrow is the "Lighting of the Tree at Rockefeller." We had always planned on going but as it gets closer and I'm sick, it doesn't sound fun to stand outside for 8hours with a dog just so we can get a good spot. If we don't go, I think we will at least see if we can walk by it as it is lit but everything I read online says that area is crazy, crazy busy that day. We shall see how determined I feel tomorrow and see if I can fight off this cold. Well it seems that I have made this post super long so I guess I shall end for now. We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday and we are very thankful for all of you in our life!