Thanksgiving at the Watts' home was very different this year. Good, but new in a way. Usually we spend it with lots of family members, over at Bubby & Poppy's house. Instead, Bubby & Poppy traveled to Cali to spend it with the Brothers. A little jealous...yes, I admit it, I was a smidge whiny, but happy for the brothers to have mom and dad for the holiday. The four J's tried everything in the book to keep Bub & Pop home, the guilt trip just didn't work. That brings us to Thanksgiving day. It was very easy-peasy, the girls wanted to get all gussied up, and I decided to go with comfort. All in all, the Watts crew had a fun time cooking together and sitting down to enjoy our delicious meal. Of course we went around the table and expressed what we were truly thankful for. Eachother, health, our great Thanksgiving dinner, and all the rest of our great family. My sweet husband said he was most thankful for me...I just love that guy so much, he really knows how to compliment a girl :) The change in our traditional Thanksgiving holiday didn't really hurt all that bad...(well, not as bad as I imagined it would!) Here's a little shot of the holiday table all ready for digg'n in!
Christmas! My favorite time of year...I just can't help myself! It's Jesus' birthday...the greatest gift of all, and I'm so happy it was given to me. The feeling in the air, generous giving spirits, the beautiful decorations, heavenly food, shopping great bargains, reading letters to santa, sewing-sewing-sewing, cutting down our Christmas tree, obviousley I could go on and on...but I won't, I know the six of you that actually read my blog already know what I'm talking about :)
To kick off my Christmas List, here are snapshots the Watts crew and our friends making our annual trip to the hills for our Christmas trees. It was so cold, but oh-so-much fun! Thanks to the "M" family, we had a great little campfire to warm up our cold bones after tracking down the perfect tree. Great fun sledding, drinking hot chocolate, and sharing our picnic lunches...Christmas memories are made from occasions like these: