This is Riley and Jeff after a good lunch on the patio at school. It was a fundraiser, and some lovely people from The Olive Garden came and served our lunch. I am thankful for a good school for Riley to attend. I'm really thankful for a sweet daughter. I am SO thankful for a husband who willingly participates in these things for the kids. AND I am extremely thankful for Olive Garden bread sticks.
My wandering parents returned to town just in time for us to have a little birthday party for my mom. I am thankful to have my parents close by. I'm thankful for my cute mom, who never ceases to amaze me.
Also in November, Riley's school had Crazy Hair Day. Riley reminded me about it for days. It was a fundraiser, so she had to pay 50 cents to spray her hair pink. I was mostly too shy to do these silly things in school. I am thankful for a daughter who enjoys participation. She loved that day.
I am thankful that my dad will be even more surrounded by grand kids than he already is!
Riley enjoyed time there with cousins.....
....AND Ally, of course, who lives over there. We are all most thankful for Ally.
My mom even managed to get another birthday cake out of the deal.
On November 11, Kaitie and Emilee participated in their Young Woman in Excellence program at church. They were each supposed to bring a picture of themselves to display. In addition to the picture, they could display items pertaining to goals and projects they have been working on this year. This is the picture that Kaitie displayed.
As she is one of the older girls, she conducted the meeting, and did a very nice job. I am really thankful to have this bright, responsible daughter. (I am also glad that someone in my family is good with animals.)
That evening, Emilee displayed this dance picture. She talked a little about all she is doing in dance this year. I am thankful for this graceful, and creative daughter.
We can't talk about November without talking about New Moon! We had such a fun time at the New Moon party and premiere. I am thankful for people who plan parties, and do lots of work, so I can have fun :)
The mall had a little Christmas tree lighting the weekend before Thanksgiving. I didn't get a great picture of Emilee's group dancing, but she is cute anyway. I'm thankful for this holiday season.
I was going to try to write about Thanksgiving also, but I will just have to do that tomorrow. I'm thankful for YOU, if you hung in even this long. (You would never have made it through the whole Thanksgiving post in addition to all this, right?)