Nov 24, 2007

What a wonderful time

My sister and her family came in for Thanksgiving and we had a wonderful time cooking and SHOPPING. I had never gone out on black friday. Now I have all the gifts I need and they have been wrapped and sent back with sis....I smell a new tradition coming on. My brother and his family will be here for Christmas so the mailing industry just lost a ton of money from me. Yes we had a fabulous time and can't wait to see her ( and the wonderful kids at New Year) I so wish we lived closer so we could see each other all the time. I am working on that, believe me. The following pictures are our attempt to herd cats (much like the red couch photos in China). Next post will be about our trip to New Mexico to reunite with one of our Anhui sisters...WE CAN HARDLY WAIT!!! The only down side is we will sorely miss Claire and Kacey.Take one.Take twoTake three,you get the gist


juliesfamily said...

How wonderful you and Diane get to meet up! I'm jealous of course, but do enjoy! Hugs and kisses to all of you!!

julie w

laurel said...

Glad you had a great Thanksgiving. I feel your pain with the group shot. I have decided the "getting there or trying to make them work" shots are actually the most fun. said...

I have never done the "black" Friday thing. Too lazy to get up at oooo-dark hundred and fight the crowds. Goood for you.

Love the family shot of all the kids. They look like they had so much fun.

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