Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Way Overdue Update

I've felt like this the past few days...

But I'm better now.

Reese is sleeping MUCH better, now that we're co-sleeping. I never wanted to co-sleep, but it is the only way we are all able to get a decent amount of sleep. He only woke up 1 time last night! This is the best sleep I've gotten in 7 months. Poor George has been sleeping on a mattress topper on the floor though. Anyone have an extra king size bed?

The days surrounding the Thanksgiving holiday were very busy. George's family and my friend Caren came to our house the day before Thanksgiving and we had a huge feast. George had just taken a vegan holiday cooking class at Spiral Diner and we all benefited from his new recipes. He made cranberry salsa and black bean dip for appetizers, and for the main course: tofurky, cranberry pecan dressing and gravy, green beans in sesame sauce, and rosemary mashed potatoes. He made pineapple upside down cake and cheesecake for dessert. Everything he made was vegan! His family brought all sorts of goodies as well, including his dad's candied yams, which I love.

Eating acorn squash and sweet potatoes

1st Thanksgiving

On Thursday, we went to my mom's house and celebrated Thanksgiving with my family. We went to visit my dad that night, as it was also his birthday. Then, we had a birthday party for him at our house Friday night.

During all of this, we also got a new fence. This is a huge, huge improvement to our home, as our old fence was on way past it's last leg. Rudy has escaped from our backyard on several occasions (earning him the name Rudini), so we are happy to know that he is safely secured in our backyard now. Wylie fence company came and took down our old fence on Wednesday, but didn't get our new fence completed until Monday night, due to all of the rain. It was worth the wait!

Old fence...
(I'm trying to give away the swing set on Craigslist.
For some reason, no one wants it. I'm sure someone could fix it up.)

New fence...

Doesn't Rudy look proud of his new fence?

George went to San Antonio yesterday for a conference, so Reese and I will head to the airport to pick him up tonight. He's only been gone for 1 night, but we sure do miss him! I made banana nut muffins for him this morning. Can you believe it was the first time I've ever made muffins from scratch?


The Acosta Family said...

So glad to hear that everyone at your house is sleeping better! As long as Reese is out of the bed before he starts middle school you're fine...

I love your new wallpaper too!

Michelle K said...

I have never made muffins from scratch, either. But, lately I have been making everything from scratch and I love it...cornbread, brownies, cupcakes, more mixes for me!

I am also having fence-envy! Nookie gets out of ours a lot, too.