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Sunday, November 25, 2007

Our whirlwind of a holiday weekend!

The festivities started with Thanksgiving on Thursday. We joined my family this year for good food and great company. Andres recently found out his father and little brother and sister are moving to Mexico and is really torn up about it. Thanksgiving was a tough day for him, fighting the realization that his father will not be around for any more holidays. They have always been a close pair and Connor will miss her grandpa for sure, but we know Daddy will share lots of stories!

Here's our baby girl at her first Thanksgiving feast. I made her dress and headband (which she ate more than she wore!)

Our next adventure was Black Friday shopping. Mom, Mel and Carolyn (Heidi's mother in law) had a slumber party at Heidi's so they could begin the day at 4 am starting at Kohls. Andres tried to convince Connor and I to stay also, but we decided to go home and meet up after we got up. I set my alarm for 6:30 (my phone doesnt have a 4am :) !) but when we woke up at 8:30, I realized I forgot to turn the ringer back on. So our shopping started at 9:30! It was lots of fun and I do miss starting at the butt crack of dawn, maybe next year!

Our black Friday shopping ended early because we were expected at a wedding reception for our dear friend Shivali and her new husband Darma. They actually got married a couple weeks ago in Australia, but celebrated with their friends and family here at a restaurant called Tandoor Cuisine of India (or something really close to that). The food was different and the Seri's were beautiful. We had a good time and were glad to be invited to their celebration!

Connor and I spent the first half of Saturday doing some more shopping and almost finishing our Christmas list. There were still some great sales and we even ran into my Uncle Chuck at the mall, small world! Saturday ended on a sad note, completing our whirlwind... Andres got hit by a car while on his bike! He is, thank God, OK! He came out of the accident with a couple rips in his gloves, jacket and a good scrape on his arm. He was very fortunate and we all know it could have been much worse!This part of his bike used the have a white cover over it with the tail light... now it's removable!

Most of the damage was to the plastics and one rim so we are lucky it is all replaceable. Thank you God, for getting Andres home in one piece!

2 comments:

C. Witt

Thank goodness Andres is ok!! Scary end to a fabulous-sounding weekend. Tell the family we say hello!

heidi

Yikes! So glad that he is okay. That motorcycle scares me!