We got the house ready for hosting the big feast:
We baked and cooked and roasted and basted and sauteed and steamed...and then ATE lots of delicious food.
We celebrated, laughed, and toasted with family.
We gave thanks for the blessing in our lives.
We washed and dried lots and lots of dishes.
We put together four jigsaw puzzles.
We watched many, many hours of football games.
We went to see a movie (kid's pick - Planet 51).
We got a majority of our Christmas shopping completed.
We decorated our Christmas tree:
We gathered every extension cord in the house, preparing for the hanging of the exterior lights.
We untangled strings of lights.
We untangled more strings of lights.
We used some choice swear words while untangling more lights.
We wondered who the idiot was that put the lights away last year all tangled.
We thought drinking a beer might help us untangle the lights.
We hung lights. We drank beer.
We almost fell off the ladder. Twice. (Beer companies might want to consider adding hanging Christmas lights to the list of activities to avoid while drinking beer.)
We decided the second level of our house is way too high to hang exterior lights. Especially when you are holding a beer.
We called it quits on hanging lights and decided to go out to dinner instead.
We wrapped up the weekend with another feast at Rock Bottom Brewery.
We let them wash the dishes.
And what did YOU do this holiday weekend?