Wednesday, November 27, 2013

It's Here!

My most favorite week of the year. This is the week that is reserved for just me and mine. I gather my hubby and girls about me and we spend the best time together. I am lucky and have off from work from today till next Tuesday. It is a nice break and I am able to enjoy all the different aspects of the holiday. For our family, the holiday lasts for more than just one day. I just love my preps! The baking and cooking and the planning of the table decor. The cleaning and the organizing of dishes and the party favors, here on Wednesday.

 Tomorrow, I will start the day with Orange Rolls and the Macy's Parade. My ladies will come over at 5 and we eat right away because no one can wait to feast. After dinner, with our groaning waist-lines we go through the ads to see if anything catches our eye for our Black Friday shopping.* While eating our pie and sipping festive drinks we play games. Password, Apples to Apples, Uno, Pictionary, etc. And we don't care who wins. It is a great way to end the day. 
* ( Yes, my youngest and I still head out at 5am. That is our tradition and we do not plan to change it, no matter what the stores are doing. We love the cold darkness, the smell of coffee and our Christmas tunes. The racing around town has us in the giggles and we do find some great bargains.) 

The rest of the weekend will find me taking down my Turkey day decor and swapping it out for Christmas. Making up hot turkey sandwiches and watching football. On Sunday, my youngest and I have our annual holiday event which this year will be a White Christmas Sing-a-long! Oh, this should be a blast. I picked up two blue headbands with lots of sequins and tulle, and we are ready to rock the tunes..."Sisters, Sisters..."  Off I go, I hear my pie beeping in the kitchen and I think I want to do a little taste test on the yams. :) Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Always, Kit

Youngest playing with the decor...LOL


Sunday, November 17, 2013

Last Home Game

Yesterday we attended our last home game of the season. :( We love our football and especially our local college team - the University of Montana Grizzlys! We donned our maroon and silver and bundled up, there was the threat of a snow storm, but we only ended up with a few flurries. It was cold but easily controlled by layers, hot coffee and lots of cuddling. Just when I thought my toes were never going to move again, the team would score a touchdown and I would jump up and down and the blood would flow. It was a fun time and our team won. We are hoping for the playoffs, but those games I will watch from the comfort of my home. We said good-bye to our section mates and took the lovely stroll thru campus. Another great year, another great team. Go Griz! Always, Kit

Up With Montana
Up with Montana, boys, down with the foe,
Old Montana's out for a victory;
She'll shoot her backs around the foe-men's line;
A hot time is coming now, oh, brother mine.
Up with Montana, boys, down with the foe.
Good old Grizzly'll triumph today;
and the squeal of the pig will float on the air;
from the tummy of the Grizzly bear.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Our Halloween

Today I have spent the day packing up and saying Good-bye to my decor. I just love all that orange and purple. But I can look back on a wonderful holiday. We had so much fun! Had a good amount of Trick or Treater's for our street, the weather behaved itself (no snow this year) and we had a visit from our daughters, who still dress up in costume and have to come to Mom and Dad's to show off. They did a great job and later went downtown along with all the other crazies and partied. Hubby and I ate Mummies (hot dogs in dough) watched the movie Hocus Pocus and met all the kids young and old, with lots of candy and costume compliments. Our house has become a destination for many young families and a lot of kids get their pictures snapped on our decor. We run around on Halloween Day and set up all sorts of fun, safe and colorful characters and carved pumpkins. We just love it and one lady told us, "I used to bring my children to your house and now I bring my grandchildren." That is music to our ears. And why we do it every year for the past 23 years. Always, Kit

Ursula and Jesse from Breaking Bad. My loves.

I am linking up to The Little Red House for Mosaic Monday!