Sunday, November 27, 2005

Erster Advent

Well, I guess today officially marks the end of Thanksgiving. It's the "Erste Advent". In Germany, this is when you light the first candle on the advent wreath (out of four). Unfortunately, our apartment policies don't allow candles. :o( Christmas time just isn't the same without candles. Oh well... Anyway, Thanksgiving was lots of fun. We had our first Thanksgiving dinner at our house, the first Thanksgiving for my parents, too. The turkey was really good, as were the mashed potatoes and gravy. Overall quite sucessful. :o) Friday we got a visit from Dave's sister Beth and her family and Dave's brother Keith and his wife Nicci. It was so much fun to see them. The cousins all had a great time playing together, and the adults enjoyed a nice visit. We went out for dinner at the "Blue Bird" restaurant, where Dave's grandparents had their wedding luncheon in 1941. To top off a great day, ASU (our Alma Mater) won the football game against UofA. Woohoo! :p Saturday was a good day for shopping. We got 20 Kohl's bucks, so now we have to go again this week. They sure know how to keep their customers coming back. :p Today was a busy day, too. Church was good. Several people talked about things they are thankful for, and it was so interesting to listen to. I feel like I learned a lot. Well, Kaylee is getting fussy, so I best be going again. She thinks she needs her nursies. :p

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