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Thanksgiving, etc.

We've had a busy week. Corby was on vacation all week, cleaning and cooking in preparation for hosting Thanksgiving at our house. My siblings and mom and our family friends (and honorary family members) Melody and Diane all celebrated Thanksgiving together. There certainly was no lack of food. We had turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, green bean casserole, corn casserole, Hawaiian bread, olives, spinach dip and pumpkin and chocolate pecan pies. Brandon was able to come home early Friday evening, while the twins weren't able to get here until almost 1am Saturday morning. Saturday we visited mom and my sister Rhonda, and did some shopping. Kaleb and Brandon went over to friend's Saturday evening, and Kaitlin stayed home and hung out with mom and dad.

Today the kids and I went to Target to pick up a few things, and I did the kids' laundry. Kaitlin brought her dirty clothes home. The boys didn't, so I only had to wash the clothes they wore while they were here.

I am on vacation the next few days. I will be taking Mom to her doctor's appointment tomorrow morning. We got the house decorated today, and I hope to get my cards done in the next couple of days.

Here is a picture of Abby helping Corby clean the ceiling fans. Well, let's just say she enjoyed the ladder.

Here is Muffin camping out underneath the tree. She loves the tree skirt!

And, some pics of the kids...

Abby welcoming Kaitlin home...

and being silly...

And, my scruffy college boys...



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