The cranberries are done, turkey's smoked, house is *almost* clean, firewood's delivered, and break is HERE!
We're expecting 10 people for Thanksgiving this year, which is actually a small number compared to year's past, and we're so ready to have a few days off, good food, and family togetherness. My dad came up yesterday and presented us with a few early Christmas presents/Thanksgiving presents that we're so excited about playing with this weekend.
The blog will be improved by these gifts too so look forward to awesome pictures with my new camera lens, and we'll now be able to post videos again too thanks to our super-cool, super-small new video camera!!! We feel very tech-savvy right now, thanks so much Dad!
Last night was our annual Soup Night at our friends the Krouse's. Soup Night started before we arrived in Sewanee and it typically happens the night before Thanksgiving break, people bring pots of soup, bread, cheese, desserts, etc. and we all have a pre-thanksgiving feast. This year there were 50 people there and it was, as always, a great time. There was a bonfire, good company, kids in crazy dress-up clothes, and yummy food. This is one of my favorite events of the year and I'm sad the Krouses won't be here to host it next year, but maybe we'll just have to carry on the tradition!
In other unrelated catch-up news, ^J^ was elected student body president for the School of Theology and he was accepted as a sacristain for the chapel. It's going to be a busy 2010 but an exciting one too! For now, we're looking forward to enjoying this weekend and the mix of excited hectic rushing with complete calm laziness afterwards. This weekend is traditionally a very crafty time for me, I feel like I have time to just sit and be creative when the house is clean and fridge is packed full. I'm looking forward to a lot of this:
And lots of hiking, sleeping, and Advent preparations. Enjoy your weekend!