It is so nice for us when family comes to visit, and we were so glad that my Brother Ron and his family could make the long drive and spend Thanksgiving with us. It brings back all those memories of growing up together. We spent some time trying to cast my Eagle sculpture, unfortunately it ended up being more of a lesson in what not to do, but at least next time I should be able to get it right.
We pushed the sofa back and resurrected the Ping Pong table from the garage, and had some pretty intense Ping Pong matches, especially between me and Ron and the boys. We also hit the Lanes and decided that whoever lost the last bowling match would have to do dishes. Fortunately I was doing really well and Ron was right behind me....It come down to Stephen and Justin in the last Frame, and Stephen won by 1 point on the last ball.
We also went and saw the new movie "Twilight" which turned out to be pretty good...If you read the book, it stayed pretty much on course, and I'm looking forward to the sequel.
Sonya took over the cooking for one night and I will have to bug her to send me the recipe for her Alfredo sauce, it turned out really well. Happily there was leftovers which I will be enjoying tonight. She and Randie also got to spend a little time together doing some "Outlet" shopping.
We all braved the dangers of "Black Friday" and were able to somehow get up at 3:30 am so we could save a few dollars on Miscellaneous items that will go unnamed for right now. We had gone through the Ad's the day before and decided that we wanted to hit Circuit City...not realizing that they were going out of business. We pulled into the parking lot at 4:00 in the morning, and there wasn't another person in sight..(crickets chirping in the background) after reading the sign on the door we realized why, and headed over to Radio Shack where we had slightly better luck. Stephen, Justin, Alyssa, Jonathan and Mathew braved the crowds at Walmart and managed to come up with the wanted items. There was a small casualty when Stephen hit a patch of Ice and couldn't stop before hitting the curb, we have a few minor repairs (hopefully minor) that we will be looking into this next week. I'm sure the Lord got a chuckle when just before they hit Justin came up with the quote "Jesus take the wheel"...as they weren't in any mortal danger I think the Lord found it more prudent that they learn a lesson to GO SLOWER on ice, than intervening.
I just want to say thanks again to Ron and his family for braving the Elements (there was about 5 inches of snow on the ground when they left this morning, and it was still falling) and for taking the time to come out and spend time with us here in the Springs.