Friday, November 25, 2016

Week 17 - Thanksgiving

Instead of the planned school this week, I decided it was more important for us all to spend time with Fred who was off all week. Amber did complete some lessons on Monday before I decided we would take the time off, a single math lesson Tuesday, and her flute lesson on Wednesday.

Other than those, we went out to lunch with Fred each day, saw Fantastic Beasts in 3D, watched other movies at home, slept late, and generally just relaxed. We also took a short overnight trip to my sister's for Thanksgiving.

Now we're home and planning for Advent by Candlelight next week, where Amber is hosting a kids' table. I've been shopping online too and I'm almost done with my Christmas shopping... well, I'm 2/3 complete, without stepping foot in a store. Which makes up for going to Target for three days in a row earlier this week for two-to-three things at a time because we just couldn't get ourselves together. It was pathetic.

We're thankful for Biscotti, Rosetta, and Milori
We're decorating for Christmas, as is our tradition, tomorrow and Sunday. Amber will not let me forget this either. The girl is very attached to her traditions and there must be decorating the weekend after Thanksgiving; not before, and definitely not after.

This year we did not hang and add leaves to our traditional Thankfulness Tree; I forgot on November first, and then we decided it was more than we had energy for this year. So instead, here are a few pictures of things we've been thankful for this year (mixed in with fun times from this week, for which we are thankful for too).

Our church, Amber's therapies, and kitty cuddle time.
Friends & our homeschool group, Amber's confirmation, and cousins.
Family & kitties that occasionally get along

Happy Weekend!

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  1. We didn't do much school work this week either. We are starting up with our Christmas theme now starting next week. We normally decorate the day after Thanksgiving but we have decided to wait until next weekend. We are going to try something new this year. They spray the trees colors after you cut them and we are going to do a color this year. Loved seeing the picture. Hope you have a great week!

  2. We decorated today; my kids have been reminding me all week that we ALWAYS put up our tree up after Thanksgiving. Sounds like a nice and relaxing week!

  3. We decorate (or start to!) the weekend after Thanksgiving as well. Looks like a fun week! Hooray for online shopping!

  4. Sounds like you had the kind of week you needed. :)

  5. Argh. Christmas shopping. I haven't started yet and - apart from my 21 year old who is travelling in Europe and will definitely appreciate a transfer of cash -I have no idea what to get anyone. Hoping inspiration strikes soon!

  6. Amber looks so happy and healthy! What she's doing in therapy looks hard!!! Tell her congratulations on her confirmation for me!