Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Weekend Recap

We had a really nice family Thanksgiving. It took literally three days of cleaning, setting up, preparation and cooking to pull this off and was exhausting, but so worthwhile in the end.

Even though we can go years at a time without seeing each other, I remain grateful for my extended family.

This layout was created with a template from Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals - papers are from Katie Pertiet's "Conifere Kit" - the Thankful Heart word art is also from Katie Pertiet and is a free download here as part of this week's quote challenge.

I did steal one idea from Deb  and made the most adorable little napkin rings...

My teens thought that assigned seats was lame but the place holders were a hit with everyone else. Thanks for the idea Deb!

Black Friday my family went out shopping at the Mall at five a.m. I don't care much for the Mall during normal days, but the craziness of Black Friday shopping is not for me. I shopped online from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m., pretty much completed all my shopping with some fairly decent bargains, and then took a nap.

Later in the morning I had to head back to the hospital for a repeat mammogram and ultrasound.  A little bit of a scare for me, but after some very painful squishing, turns out it is only cysts. The words "nothing concerning" uttered by the radiologist were most welcome at that point.

As this holiday weekend comes to a close, I am thankful for family, accessible medical care, and good news.  How about you?

14 comments:

Amy said...

Fantastic news Cheri!

It looks as though you had a great gathering of family ... what is the cake/pie in the layout?

Karen said...

Those repeat mammograms are always a scare--glad it was nothing serious! I LOVE the layout, and appreciate the link to the freebies. It's been awhile since I was over there to look, and I found a couple templates you may be seeing soon. (Hopefully.)

I'm grateful for a wonderful week with Sarah and Adam, and especially for Adam's beautiful and meaningful ordination service this afternoon. He's now officially Reverend Adam Walker Cleaveland!

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

LOVE the layout, Cheri, and the napkin rings turned out SO cute! I'm glad to have been an inspiration to you. :o)

Also, very glad you had good news after a little worrying. ~phew~

I'm so grateful this morning (and always) for blog friends! ♥

Sian said...

Wonderful news :)

I too am grateful for online shopping!

Melissa said...

Those napkin rings are so cute! So glad y'all had a Happy Thanksgiving & the test results turned out well.

I am thankful for a wonderful husband, a comfortable home, friends, and sunshine.

Kai said...

Great layout and thanks for sharing your holiday. Black Friday is not something I enjoy, have done it once and it was enough to last me a lifetime. I, too, shop online. :) Happy (belated) Thanksgiving, and so glad to hear the "nothing concerning" news! :)

Cheryl said...

What cute napkin holders thanks for sharing x

Kelly Quinones Miller said...

So happy for your cysts! (And I'm with you on the shopping. No thanks!)

scrappysue said...

Glad you had a great Thanksgiving and good news to boot! The napkin rings are really cute and I love your LO too.

In reply to your question about our view; it is Atlantis, you were right! It was a rather murky day today, but on a clear day you can see it perfectly (I'm looking forward to their fireworks display on New Year's Eve!). x

scrappyjacky said...

So glad it was nothing serious,Cheri...I had the same happen to me....and they ended up doing 2 biopsies before deciding it was nothing to worry about!!

MonicaB said...

I LOVE your layout!

I have to say I'm with you on the armchair shopping. I did the black friday shopping a few times in the past but I will never do it again.

Cheryl said...

Thank goodness for nothing concerning! I absolutely love your LO, and those napkin rings are a scream.

Denise said...

Good news,it's always concerning isn't it? I love your napkin rings and looks like you had a great time.

scrapchick said...

Pretty page and love the napkin rings!