Think photo-journal. Think speed of life. Flip back 30 days. And enjoy.
We not only did ourselves up for Day of the Dead this year; we also went downtown and volunteered face-painting the throng of parade-goers. Natalie and the girls all sported these amazing mustachios. I already had a less amazing one.
My parents, b.k.a. “Nana and Grandpa George”, came to visit.
We played and puzzled.
We ate amazing food.
My parents took Natalie and me to see Iron and Wine (a favorite musical act of all four of ours) — “no pictures please…”
And my parents also got to come and see me perform in the Missoula Community Theater’s production of Spamalot!.
I got to play two roles in the show — Sir Bedevere the strangely flatulent, (one in from the right, in case you don’t recognize me) above……and the head Knight who says “Ni!”…or “Ecky-ecky-ecky-ecky f’tang f’tang boing boing olé biscuit barrel…” as the case requires.
More Fairy Food! There’s a whole new “Deli” at the Fairy Food Market for this year’s holiday gift fairs…
Grammy came to visit for the week of Thanksgiving.
And Bella got to come over for Thanksgiving as well. She’s learning guitar…
The girls picked right back up where they left off…
Grammy brought seasonal crafts to do.And although, I won’t regale you with pictures of food, we had a truly scrumptious feast for Thanksgiving. We ended up having Turkey and Tofurky in addition to all of our other favorites.
Chanukah started early this year — even before Thanksgiving. I loved this year’s candles! And that we got to have this holiday mash-up — it’s so lovely to see the Yule lights and the candles together; and you can’t tell, but I know looking at this shot that it came right before we had our last Thanksgiving left-overs, which adds to the delicious jumble when I look at it…
These are Feeleez Magnet Set snakes. They slithered onto the counter in sections as Natalie and I created the first ones of this new line.
You may have read on Natalie’s blog that Echo and I had “the talk” about Santa. Though it went stupendously, I assumed afterward that our relationship with the big guy in the red suit was going the way of the dinosaurs. Then two days later, Echo crafted a wish list letter to ole Saint Nick and sent it off to the North Pole.
Yesterday afternoon, before the Investiture Ceremony, a special delivery showed up at our frozen wasteland of a doorstep. Grammy (who heard from Natalie that the ceremony was coming) arranged to have these lovely flowers sent to Echo in commemoration of the event.
And there she is on the far left — our official big-little Daisy Scout!
So that’s pretty much what our last month looked like. I spared you the images of our outdoor thermometer buried at sub-zero readings, and the layers and layers of clothing we all have to heap onto our bodies just to be able to go outside and not die, and the puke-fest that ripped through our household bookending Thanksgiving, and a half dozen other little tidbits that didn’t end up on digital film… but you got the highlights!
Hope you all enjoyed your last month at least half as much as we did; and hope you are well on your way to enjoying your holidays, too!