Monday, December 6, 2010

Let the Holidays Begin!

The Friendship Feast
The first glimpse of the Holiday season for our family was the Thanksgiving Celebration at Langston's school.  A five minute concert at the local food bank where sweet Langston munched on a baggie of goldfish as her classmates sang "Alabore, alabore, alabore" followed by the 2nd annual Friendship Feast back at school.  
Sweet times...

Langston, ?, Eleanor, & Sadie
Langston's friend Chloe and her brother Zachory
What's a feast without pizza!
First Cold Day in Boston

Tree Lighting at Faneuil Hall

Thanksgiving with the Carpenters
Beginning with the move here, blessing upon blessing has been bestowed upon our family.  The easy sell of our home and Honda, the fabulous place we found to call home, and Langston's school down the hill - each of these have presented themselves with little to no effort of our own.  Traditionally a worrier, this year has been my lesson of 'much worry for naught!'  Of course, I do have a spouse who worries quite enough for the both of us:)  
With that said, Jeff (especially) was very worried about the kids and I spending Thanksgiving alone, for he was scheduled to work.  He was all set to spend the $800 and fly us home, though I (thinking of many other great ways to spend that money) was sure we could tough it out and go at this holiday alone.  That is until I was presented with the invitation to spend the holidays with friends.  It is amazing because me (the social introvert) had at least a handful of Thanksgiving invitations from various families.  What a glorious act of generosity I hope to share upon return to my world of comfort next year.  Alyson, who I had met through Gwen, offered an invite & we accepted.  Much worry for naught!  
Langston, Edward, and myself had a great time and so enjoyed being with FAMILY for Thanksgiving.  No, not our own, but we were treated as such and it was a very special day.  What a generous gesture and beautiful family.  Thank you so much!  You've no idea what joy your gesture brought!
Alyson and Nicki - could they be cuter!
I'm such a nerd - but, my apple pie was a hit!
It was  eaten - not punched or tossed about in the
food fight shenanigans later that evening:)))
And the Gingerbread House Fiasco
note the duct tape fix
actually, not a fix at all
the blue cups to the right were intended to help hold the house up
not such a fix either
but, langston had fun
isn't that all that matters?


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