A Weekend To Remember

It was the kind of weekend you don't want to end: lots of long visits over steamy, creamy tea, sleeping in late, big breakfasts, two extra days off for my hubby, and--most importantly--lots of help in the kitchen! :-D

Jason's mom and sister came up and visited us last weekend for the Canadian Thanksgiving. Sadly, his dad had to work--we really missed him being here. (If you're reading this, Dad W, we thought of you all weekend long!)

It was so nice to just hang out with them all weekend.

I did think of one irony, though: when my dad comes to visit, he spends most of his time (golfing) with Jason. When Jason's family (read: mom and sister in this case) come to visit, they spend most of their time cooking (and shopping!) with me!

We are both so blessed to get along so well with our in-laws.

Here are some photos of the weekend. (I am not posting any photos of Mom W, since I didn't ask her permission to post pics of her on the Internet. However, since Ang has her own blog , I am going to make an executive decision and put pics of her on here! Ang, let me know if you would rather I didn't!) You can click on any image to see it larger. (I posted it in the "small" size in consideration of my dial-up readers!)

This is Jude's birthday present from Grandma and Grandpa--a Tyrannasaurus Rex that really roars! (Man, wouldn't want to be the guy in charge of getting that sound clip! Tee hee!) Noah got a green one. They both came with all kinds of smaller "action" figures of things like diplodocus', sabre-tooth tigers, and cavemen.

On Sunday morning, as I was waking up, I heard the strangest "whistling"-type sound.

"What's that?" I muttered groggily to Jason.

"Just the wind," he replied. I thought it was odd, but was too fuzzy-headed yet to contradict him. Fortunately, he got up and investigated.

Later, he told me, "It was actually those dinosaurs roaring!"

Needless to say, they were a big hit.

Jude, are you being coy?

Isn't she gorgeous?

The beautiful colours of Thanksgiving dinner.

Noah and his current favourite toy--an old Fisher-Price phone.

Lovebirds, still.

Besides all these great photos, I also got the second side of the front of the sweater-jacket I'm knitting for Jude completed. All I have left are the sleeves and collar, and putting the thing together. This project has been going very quickly, thanks to chunky yarn and big needles--despite the fact that Suri decided that one of the needles from my favourite luxury wooden pair should be her chew-toy. As upset as I was, I would have been more so if I didn't have back-up--albeit plastic--needles.

And, after this, I get to start on a sweater for Ang! I'm so excited! It will be nice to have a challenge--and to be working with some really nice, soft, extra-chunky yarn!

I'll post pictures of completed projects as they come along.

For now, I just want to say--No, I didn't quit blogging. After my mental holiday on the weekend, I just had to catch up with my life. Oh, and go to Grande Prairie to get the yarn for Ang's sweater. So, just too darn busy, I guess.

Is there anyone out there who would like to take this cold off my hands? (Or sinuses?)