Mitch's parents came up last week to celebrate Thanksgiving with us. We had a wonderful week together, and they were so helpful around the apartment. Mr. Mike did so much hanging and repairing that he became friends with the owner at the hardware store around the corner. Thanks to he and Mrs. Ellen, our apartment now feels complete. We accomplished so much while they were here: we made a trip to Ikea; we hung curtains, pictures, window panes and a pot rack; we saw the Rockettes and West Side Story; we cooked four pecan pies and one squash casserole; we ate and ate some more; we hung out at the dog park; we replaced light bulbs; we sewed pillows; we washed dishes; we shopped and last but not least, we cheered on the Auburn Tigers to victory. It was a busy week, but a wonderful one.
We joined ten friends for Thanksgiving dinner. It was a fabulous time of food and fellowship. Seriously, the food was absolutely amazing! The whole day made me so thankful for our new life here in Williamsburg and the group of friends that God has already blessed us with.
After the McGuffeys left yesterday morning, Mitch and I walked down the street about four blocks and picked out our Christmas tree. One of my favorite things about living in the city is that I can walk a few blocks and get just about anything I want, Christmas tree included. We didn't have to figure out how to transport it to our house and get the least amount of needles in our car, we just had to hoist it onto Mitch's shoulder and walk. Christmas tree day is one of my top five favorite days of the year. It seems like something changes in the air when you step out of your house to go pick out the perfect tree, and the feeling in the air doesn't go away until Christmas day. Do you feel the magical feeling in the air or is it something I have made up in my head?
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and had the opportunity to reflect on God's blessings in your life. Now on to Christmas!