Thanksgiving was delicious. I've almost eaten two pumpkin pies all by myself, but you know what? I don't care. The nice thing about being 8 months pregnant at this time of year is that I don't HAVE to care! Ha ha ha! (Evil laugh.)
I also discovered something new. Mixing cinnamon into the whip cream before putting it on the pie takes it to another level. Heaven.
We also celebrated Thanksgiving at McKay's preschool with a little program and luncheon. The kids sang some Thanksgiving songs, (Hunter joined in since he already knew the songs from his day),
and then the principal read "Stone Soup" while the kids added a bit of vegtable brought from home to add to the pot.
Then voila, the soup was "done" and we enjoyed it with rolls, apple cider, and cookies.
On a sad note, my voice teacher Elaine moved last week. I attended one of her other student's recitals and we had a small tribute to her after the program. Pregnant and emotional as I already am, it was quite a sob fest for me. I realized I didn't have a picture with her, (probably because she HATES pictures), but for once I didn't care and made her pose for one. (She is on the right and my most trusted accompianist Patti is on the left.)
This woman taught me much more than vocal technique. She was like having a therapist and the most talented voice teacher combined in one. I'll miss her so much!
Lastly, winter has come early this year. I usually love snow, but only AFTER December 1st. The weather and roads have been so bad that we've hardly gone out much and are starting to get cabin fever. It started Monday morning and within a few hours our yard looked like this:
The kids were thrilled and woke me up holding coats and snow boots. They spent an hour outside before breakfast and have tried to play in it as much as possible.
And they loved playing swords with the icicles they picked off of Jason's truck:
Yes, little kids in hats and mittens is adorable, but I'm still not loving this weather. It's not just the fact that I'm huge and have to walk on ice and snow with NO sense of balance. There's another reason, but I can't get into it tonight. I have a big announcement to make and more pictures to post, but I have to go to bed now. (I'm already pregnant, so what could it be??? Hee hee hee... more evil laughter.)