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Merry Christmas from Cinnamon

Cinnamon wasn't very happy with Kaitlin :-)

We had a great time with the boys home for Thanksgiving. Kaleb came last Sunday, and Brandon arrived Tuesday night. My niece, Lenore was in town from Germany, and she and my nephew, Nick, and my brother, Terry, stopped by for a visit with the rest of the family on Thanksgiving Day. My sister-in-law Sandy didn't come, as her son and daughter-in-law and grandkids were visiting. Corby cooked a ton of stuff as usual: a brined turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, chicken and noodles, sweet potato casserole, green bean casserole, corn, and desserts: tollhouse pie, carrot cake and Kaitlin made a pumpkin cheesecake. All the food was yummy!

I had to work on Friday, so Corby spent some time working on cars. He changed the oil in Kaleb's car and his car. He put new brake pads on my car when I got home from work. I left around 4pm. We shut things down at 3, but I had to do the weekend classified pagination.

Yesterday morning Corby intended to go to Advance Auto to get belts for Brandon's car, which broke down Friday afternoon. However, the "check engine" light came on in his car, so he went running around with us first.
Here's how our day went:
* We visited mom, who was in a good mood
* Went to Advance Auto, Bath & Body Works and Target.
* Brought Corby home to work on Brandon's car
* The kids and I went to Walmart.
* Corby couldn't fix Brandon's car. Parts needed aren't available on the weekend.
* Lenore came over around 3pm.
* We decided to take Kaleb's car to Tires Plus and get 2 new tires for his front end before they headed back today.
* Kaitlin rode with Lenore to the movie, while Corby, Brandon & I followed Kaleb to drop his car off at Tires Plus.
* Met Kaitlin and Lenore at the Warren, and saw UNSTOPPABLE with Denzel Washington and Chris Pine. Excellent, INTENSE movie!
* Took Lenore and the kids to Abuelo's for dinner
* Brandon's friend Brady came over to the house and the boys played video games the rest of the night
* Started the boys laundry
* I crashed!!!! Long day!


Today has been a bit more peaceful. Brandon rode home with Kaleb and we'll take his car up next weekend, assuming Corby can fix it.


Back to work tomorrow, UGH! But, after this week, I'm on vacation the next two Mondays!



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