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Thanksgiving Recap 2012

(through photos)

Over the river (Mississippi) and through the woods to my parents' house I went...

Drive to my parents | Happy Birthday, Dado |
 Karen's a morning person & loves to run.  Happy Thanksgiving 5k
| lovely green bean casserole (it was really good!) & another casserole for Thanksgiving dinner (karen's a expert chopper and should do it more often ;)| We found our Christmas Tree!
another step for my DIY coasters | thrift shopping success | 
hemming those pants (i pretty much love them now) | this trip was supposed to be a break from technology for me.  i didn't bring any computer home or anything.  For some reason my family decided I am the tech expert & I have no idea why so I spent a lot of time attempting to fix their computer issues.  No break from technology for me. | Where Mom, Dad, & I went for a walk Saturday morning. |
Pumpkin waffles for breakfast? Yes, please. | My parents' house is ready for Christmas | 
 I sewed myself a stocking.  It's not perfect, but I like it.

It was a pretty busy weekend and obviously there are a lot of things I did not take photos of.

We also kicked off the holidays watching A Miracle on 34th Street (couldn't find It's A Wonderful Life).  And I wrapped up the weekend dancing salsa with a friend.  

Thankful for such a lovely weekend!


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