- We were joined by our lovely friends Andrew and newlyweds Jonny and Deb. We had our normal fare, but I think I'm getting used to the timing of everything - it was all done at the same time and I didn't burn anything! Everything was delicious except my pecan pie... I don't know what happened! Same recipe I always use, same preparation and everything, and it came out soupy and no matter how much longer I kept it in, it stayed soupy. Sad.
- Why does Black Friday keep starting earlier and earlier? I loved when it was a 3 am thing... I don't like this 9 pm Thursday thing. We waited until Friday to go, hoping that maybe the crowds would thin by then. We went to the San Marcos outlets, the mall, and Target and while we were able to get a few things on our list at great prices, I was underwhelmed by most of this year's "deals." Some of the outlet deals didn't seem any different than normal prices! But it's still fun to go and be a part of. We were home by 5 am this year, which is way better than previous years ;)
- Also this weekend, we were able to go to the temple sealing of our good friends Rob and Danielle. It was such a beautiful and special occasion and the joy in the room was overwhelming. I sobbed like a baby - I blame the pregnancy hormones. We are so happy for them and for their eternal family.
- I also went to the most beautiful baby shower I've ever seen this weekend. I don't have any pictures of it, but I think the girl who put it together should be a professional party planner.
We've got another great week ahead - a doctor's appointment, a special delivery from Home Depot, and an upcoming trip to Houston. So much to give thanks for.
"Sincerely giving thanks not only helps us recognize our blessings but it also unlocks the doors of heaven and helps us feel God's love” - President Monson