Tuesday, December 3, 2013

mums the word

Chrysanthemums....i'm not particularly fond of them.  Mostly the little mini mums.  Maybe it's because that's all i could find to work with last year and i was tired of them.  They are on the cheaper side and last a good while, which is a plus!  These mums though were really pretty (and big!).  They kinda made me get over my dislike for them.  At least for now.  When i saw the orange/gold ones i actually got excited!   The purple mums were also really pretty and i couldn't pass them up (i was actually looking for something purple since i hadn't really worked with much purple before).  As far as the garden roses go...who could resist (i never do!).  So orange, purple, and red....i wasn't sure how that was going to turn out.  When i got home i walked around the yard and clipped a few of the maple tree and other branches i could....our trees were already starting to lose it leaves.  

Once again i've probably posted too many flower pictures.  I'm sure two maybe three would be plenty, but i guess since i take so many i feel like i have to share.  I promise you aren't looking at the same picture over and over again.  I mean i guess it is the same just at different angles.  I go through them, write down the ones i like, weed out a few, and then usually add one more before it's all done.  Oh well, it's my blog and i can add as many flower pictures as i like!  ;)

Thanksgiving and trying to get a family photo

We didn't do much for Thanksgiving this year.  The night before i prepared a breakfast casserole and that was it.  We ate that Thanksgiving morning and just hung around the house.  I had decided that i wanted to take some pictures of us (and Ziva too) so i pulled out the tripod and tried to find a good spot.  It was pretty sunny and we couldn't really get a good picture in the backyard without squinty eyes or washed out faces.  Plus it was freezing.  We decided to wait till later in the day so the sun wouldn't be right on top of us.

This year we went to Cracker Barrel for Thanksgiving.  Yep.  And it was packed.  There was an hour wait and at first i didn't want to stay...but where else were we going to go.  We walked around the shop ( more like maneuvered our way around people and candy and toys)  We played checkers and even played with some of the toys.   I found a raggedy Ann doll and remembered that old Raggedy Ann and Andy movie.  Jeremy didn't know what i was talking about so i pulled up a clip on my phone.   The characters in that movie were kinda creepy.  Anyway, the hour went by pretty fast and we were seated.

We got the Thanksgiving dinner and it was pretty good....but not like mamas cookin' ;).  Our waitress was a bit crazy and the couple next to us seemed to argue most of the time.  I was surprised at how many families were there.  I mean i can understand a couple like us who don't have any family around or older couples whose kids might not be around, but i guess they didn't want to deal with all the hustle and bustle.

When we got home i wanted to try the pictures again.  We got all set up and took a few before, of course, my camera battery died.  I was hoping for at least one decent picture!  While i was uploading the pictures we were talking about going to go see a movie, but that never happened.  It was starting to get late and we had just missed one of the times.  So i got into my pj's and we watched some shows on Netflix.

Here are a few pictures we got...a couple take outs and a couple good ones...

....the next two are the good ones :)

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! (almost a week late).  
We've already got our Christmas tree up and most of the decorations.  I'm planning on making a wreath for the front door today.  That's as much decorating as we're doing outside this year.  Our neighbors across the street though have already got lights, nativity scenes, blow up santas and snowmen out!  It's been relatively warm (50's maybe 60's) over the weekend so i think everyone really took advantage of it.  I was driving home from dance last night and would look down the streets of neighborhoods and could see so many houses decorated already!  I liked it!  We may have to go Griswolding this year!  Which is what my family calls going out to look at Christmas lights.  Oh, and the Urban Dictionary... 
The act of touring through various neighborhoods searching for garish, tacky or otherwise 'over-the-top' holiday displays. 

I'll post our Christmas decorations later! 

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