Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Catchin' Up!

Whew! What a busy few weeks it has been. It seems like once the week of Thanksgiving rolls around we are going non stop until after the New Year. This year has been no exception! Sunday before Thanksgiving, we headed up to Massachusetts to be with Joe's family for the week. The drive up was great. Not much traffic at all. Coming home....not the same story at all! I guess it is true that the Sunday after Thanksgiving IS the busiest travel day of the year. Oh well. We had a great time and it was totally worth it all.

We spent the first few days at Mere-Mere's house on the Cape. We visited with Nana and Buba, who just recently moved to the Cape also. It was nice to be able to see them every day, along with the rest of his family. We usually travel to Maine to see them for a few days. So it was really nice to not have to drive that extra bit also. They live next door to Kathleen and Chris now so we got to see them more also. We did some Christmas shopping and saw Santa at the mall. Jackson was very against sitting on his lap, hopefully he gets over that.

On Thanksgiving Day we moved to Uncle Danny, Auntie Ali, and Tanner's house to spend the rest of our time there. We knew that Jackson and Tanner would have a blast together and we wanted them to have lots of time together to hang out. They had so much fun playing and getting into trouble. The weather was rainy a few days, but that didn't stop them from getting outside to have some fun. It is always so great to see how much the love hanging out. And how they don't forget each other, even though they only see each other a few times a year.

We headed back home on Sunday and thankfully Joe had Monday off also. I didn't waste anytime getting all the Christmas decorations out and up. We were all beat from a long, busy week, but it felt good to be home and have all the Christmas stuff up. Now we can enjoy it for the month. This is my favorite time of year!

We have lots of fun things planned for the next few weeks....including our neighborhood Tree Lighting Ceremony, Cookies with Santa, Christmas parties, more shopping, gingerbread house making, and lots more! Stay posted for many more pics!!

Being silly at Nana's house

Checking out Nana & Buba's fish

Ready for Thanksgiving. Looking so grown up!

With Mere-Mere, before Thanksgiving Dinner

Before Thanksgiving. Daddy was watching the Pats play
so he missed out on the pics

At dinner

Dan, Ali, and Tanner

Family Pic

Those two were at it again in that car!!

This time it was raining. But they still had a blast!
Thanks to Tanner for letting Jackson borrow is coat!

Taking off!

Tractor Rides!

He really DID have a good time...just a little cold...

Love from Mere-Mere!