Sunday, November 25, 2007

Month Nine of Marriage: Thanksgiving

Thursday Tim and I drove to LAX and took the short flight up to SFO (San Fran airport for those not in the know). Then we took the quick BART ride to my sister's place in Pleasanton.

It was a great time. We gorged on Thanksgiving eats (my sister is a great cook!),lodged about like sloths, played games and played with our nephew. Then on Saturday before dawn (literally) we boarded the BART back to SFO to return to LA. It was a brief but lovely visit.

We were greeted with another wild fire in Malibu, this time further North though it was still smokey here in the Palisades.

Over all it has been a good Thanksgiving weekend. And for that I am thankful.

Today Tim and I are relaxing on the final day of our long weekend.
I have been looking for Christmas gifts on which has this nifty gift organizer. The only perplexing thing is some of the categories.


I am not really sure how "Dude" describes a person's personality. Are there any "Dudes" on your Christmas shopping list? If so go to amazon, they have some suggestions.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Month Nine of Marriage: Derby and Turkey

This weekend has been rather busy.

First, I spent all of Saturday making a 17 pound turkey for Sunday's 3rd Annual Friend's Thanksgiving as the deep fryer usually used is busted. It was not so bad though. More time consuming than difficult but we did get to use several things we recieved as wedding gifts including a lovely All-Clad Roaster.

Then in the evening, Tim and I headed to the new home of the Derby Dolls for a bout between the Tough Cookies and The Sirens (The sirens killed! It wasn't even close).

Then today we headed down to OC for the 3rd Annual Friend's Thanksgiving. Which is much like regular Thanksgiving except instead of watching your family over eat and talk about silly memories of when you were younger, we watch our friends over eat and talk about silly memories from last year. It was fun and filling time per usual. Everyone seems to like the turkey though like real Thanksgiving we have leftovers (turkey sandwiches!). It was good to see a lot of people we hadn't seen in a few months since the last big gathering.

Now we head into a short work week. Then on Thursday, Tim and I are flying up to the Bay Area to spend Thanksgiving with my sister, Jade, and the adorable Brendan. This is our first experiment in flying up to the Bay Area. Here is to hoping it is less hassle then we think it will be!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone. We have a lot to be thankful for this year. :)