Friday, November 25, 2011

Week of November 22, 2011

Since this was the week of Thanksgiving, we decided that most people would be getting ready for the holiday and so instead of driving and trying to visit during this busy week we called over 65 families in our wards to let them know that we were thinking of them and to wish them a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Everyone was very grateful for our phone call and so well received. 

We were invited to join the Ramon family for Thanksgiving dinner. They are in White Plains 2nd ward. Gary is the High Priest Group Leader and Bonnie is a counselor in the Relief Society. They have been so wonderful to us, and treat us just like family.  Sister Brown and I offered to bring one of our favorite things to dinner.  She made macaroni and cheese and I made stuffing.  On Thursday morning I got up early and watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Then chopped the veggies and got my stuffing ready.. It brings back so many fond memories.... it's what I have done for many, many years and it felt so good to cook and remember many fun days with my family.  We had also picked up a pumpkin pie at Costco to take.  In several of the stores here they are selling bags of cinnamon scented pine cones.  We have some in our apartment and it makes it smell so nice and if you have a fireplace they are great to throw into the fire and it makes the room smell like Christmas.  So we bought a bag to take over to Bonnie and Gary to thank them for having us for dinner.  It was a very fun day, 2 of their children were there along with a friend of the family and 6 of the cutest kids all under 5.. It was so nice to have a grama fix and lots of hugs and snuggles from the cute kids.  One little girl, Mia was the exact age of my great-grandaughter Malorie.. So it was fun to see the cute things that she was doing and thinking that was what Malorie was probably doing also.  Dinner was so good and we all filled our plates and had fun conversations around the table. It was so nice to get to know Bonnie's kids and their families.
Me - Bonnie - Sister Brown

 Gary & Bonnie Ramon
 The guys watching the football games !

     On Friday we were invited to drive over to the Chesapeake Bay shore with the Ramon's.  We jumped at the chance to see the Bay.  We followed each other in 3 cars for the 45 minutes to the beach.  It was amazing. . . I just love to be at a beach...I could sit and listen to the waves lap upon the shore all day.  We were looking for sharks teeth but didn't find any, just shells.  I had put a turkey breast in the oven before we left for the beach and the apartment smelled so good when we arrived home.. so we had a Thanksgiving dinner with our turkey and the leftovers from the day before.. Love Thanksgiving leftovers...

 The whole crew on the beach
Sailboats on the Chesapeake
The weather here has been beautiful, blue, blue skies and temps. in the mid 60's..perfect Fall weather as far as I am concerned.

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