Tuesday, November 27, 2012

So thankful for family!

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We picked up Dynamo's brother and sister-in-law at the airport last Tuesday! We were so excited to have them join us for the holiday!

The first thing on Wednesday was a run! Notice it's just two runners!

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I'm a much better photographer than runner! After the run we got dressed and my mom stopped by to say hello! Then, we headed to town. Apparently we live really far from civilization according to Dynamo's family!

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After dinner at our favorite Petersburg restaurant, Alexander's, we headed over to Wabi-Sabi for some apple martinis!

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The mission of the evening was to make Dynamo's brother's famous apple pie! I have been so excited to learn how to make this pie!

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So, I got my lesson!

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There was lots of instruction from the other two non-pie makers.

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All of the ingredients were yummy!

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Then, came the top!

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Professional edging and all!

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I got lots of instruction on the secret to the top!

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Am I really that bad of a student?

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Look at this beauty!

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The random cranberry in the egg! How'd that happen?

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And, then the waiting came...

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I think they're related don't you?

And...ta da!!

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The best part was finally getting to taste it on Thanksgiving Day!

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Thanksgiving was lovely! Lots of family, food, and playtime for Charlie!

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Notice how I have rabbit ears in this pic!

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My cousin came over on Thanksgiving and we went to a movie!

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This next pic is a family joke! Get it?

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Self portrait at the movies on Thanksgiving night!

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The day after Thanksgiving the girls ventured out to lunch and then shopping! First, we accidentally hit an estate sale in Petersburg where the treasure of the day was found!

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Yes, that's an electric skillet!! It makes the best pot roast you'll ever taste! I have had the specialty by AC! Apparently non-teflon coated ones are hard to find!

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I mean...look at that smile!

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Next, we headed to Penelope and Short Pump Mall!

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We got our pic in front of the tree!

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We ran into the boys briefly, but continued on our adventure! I was so worn out by the end of the day!

We met up at Outback near the house!

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What a lovely dinner together to celebrate the great holiday.

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When we got back to the house after dinner there was a fishy in the sink!

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I couldn't believe my eyes. My Dad was in charge of Charlie while we all went out shopping and obviously Charlie got wild while Dad was napping and started slinging his fishy everywhere and it ended up in the sink. Impossible it seems to me, but it is the truth!

We took the family back to the airport on Saturday and off they went. It seemed like time flew by so quickly!

Charlie sure missed all of the extra love and company. He got the fireplace all to himself after AC left!

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What a ham!

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Hope your Thanksgiving was as fantastic as ours was! I'm so blessed to have such a wonderful family!

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