Still, I enjoyed the time off from work and the break from the everyday things. Gary and I finally hung Allie's star in our house and below it, hung a framed picture of her feet that we got printed up a few months ago. We shared the picture with immediate family, but we had kept it framed and upstairs for just us to see. I felt like it was time to bring the photo downstairs. The star and the picture are on the wall next to the sliding glass door that leads to our deck. Past the deck is Allie's Creek. It seemed like the perfect place for both. (Please excuse the amateur photography and the fact you can see me in the background!).
We also got to spend time with Ella this weekend. She is starting to find her voice and making all kinds of sounds. She can hold herself up now and we think she might be crawling very soon. She is a joy to be around and I am so very proud to be her aunt. Gary loves her as much as I do...that much is clear!
We spent the rest of the weekend with friends and family. We spent time with ourselves outside as it was unseasonably warm. We did some work around the house and watched some TV and just relaxed. We ate leftovers and vegged out. It was not the Thanksgiving we had hoped for, but all things considered, it was not half bad! And there is the hope that next year, it will be even better.