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Thanksgiving this year was spent in town instead of heading over the mountain to visit family.  It was extra special because we had guests over to celebrate and take us out to eat!  My Mom, Dad, and Grandmother drove over the pass to take us out for brunch at one of the local golf clubs and then with full bellies we relaxed at our place for a few hours.  What a great time we had sharing and reconnecting.  We are so blessed to have such amazing family and grateful that we live so close (only three hours away) and can visit often.  This was the only photo that actually turned out, three generations of us ladies (I guess I need to practice standing up straight!).  Poor Grandma, it was a bit chilly.

The day after Thanksgiving we had time off of work and spent the day doing absolutely nothing.  Literally.  Nothing.  We hung out on the couch, munched on food, and took naps the entire day.  It was exactly what we needed.  No black Friday shopping for us this year!  But the best part of the day was spent yelling at the TV screen watching our Ducks beat the Beavers in the 117th annual Civil War football game.  The game was so intense and we were on the edge of our seats the entire time.  But when the time ran out, the Ducks were ahead.  By one point.  But we won and that's all that matters.

The rest of the weekend was spent decorating the house for Christmas!  (I'll post a Christmas home tour soon!)

On Sunday we were invited to venture into the wild and claim a Christmas tree that we could call our own.  We traveled quite a ways out of town and conquered a few obstacles (trees which had fallen and were blocking the road, and burn areas) but in the end we were successful in our mission.  See?  Doesn't look very promising does it??  This was all we saw for the majority of our truck ride...

After forging through the wilderness we came across a green area and started shopping for "the one."  Surprisingly enough, it didn't take us but about forty-five minutes to find it!  And no we didn't cut down the Charlie Brown tree to my right though I was tempted just for kicks.

Jesse and I are so thankful for all that we have been blessed with and are so grateful for our jobs, our home, our health, our family and friends, and each other.  Hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving weekend!  We're so excited to start enjoying this Christmas season!  HAPPY DECEMBER!!!


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