we had a wonderful thanksgiving celebration full of family events and nights with dear friends. we are so blessed and have much to be thankful for.
TUESDAY: we went to my aunt and uncles house for a thanksgiving dinner but also (and mostly) to welcome my cousin nathan home from deployment. his wife, karisa, gave birth to their baby girl, audrey, while nathan was gone. this was our first time seeing audrey in person and she is so adorable! we had such a great time of hanging out with my cousins and catching up with nathan.
(back row: cousins lizzy, sarah, nathan. front row: rian, wallace, brian, me, lauren, karisa, audrey)
WEDNESDAY: here is beth and i taking an awkward smile photo. this was our monthly neighbor dinner (we both live in the wonderful city of santa ana). the joneses made "brinner" for us, so we all wore pj's.
THURSDAY: thanksgiving this year was with the kennedy's. we had a really nice time and great food. wallace loved sitting with "uncle z" and playing games on his iPhone.
FRIDAY: this was rian's 29th birthday! i made his favorite cake (kahlua rum) and wallace (fine, me too) stayed in his pj's because he wasn't feeling good. that night we went to gabi's in orange for good mexican food and then out to a movie. wallace got to spend the night at gigi & poppa's so that we could stay out as late as we wanted! thanks mom & dad!!
SATURDAY: the hartmans had us and the zeulners over for dinner. we had this amazing lasagna and i need to get the recipe! thanks you guys. we love our dinners with you and the kids.
SUNDAY: my family celebrated rian's birthday sunday with a train ride to fullerton and dinner at the old spaghetti factory. on the ride over, wallace was entertained by the finger puppets my mom keeps in her purse for him. aunt lolo got really into it, as you can see. actually, so did my dad (see far right of photo). i think the whole train was pretty entertained throughout the ride.