Anyway, even though it's been so exciting, this weekend was such a nice break from all of this. I still did some work, but I also let myself relax and enjoy time with our little family here in our little apartment. Nathan has had the whole weekend since Thursday off so we've had plenty of hang out time...we've eaten a lot of great food (thanks to Nathan, as usual) and were able to celebrate a doubly special day, as Zoe's birthday landed right on Thanksgiving day for the first time since the year she was born (5 years ago!) I'm so grateful for this weekend because Nathan is about to enter into not only the end of the semester but the end of rehearsals/tech/performance as well, which means "See you in 4 weeks, honey". The time will fly and before we know it he will be done and we'll have some more great hang out time but...well, you know...
Nathan wanted to try gingerbread houses this year and I'm so glad he did--it was really fun! I'm officially in awe of those people on the food channels that make the really elaborate gingerbread houses--that shit is NOT easy, people!
|Go ahead and try to match the person to the house...|
|If you are at all surprised that this is what Owen ended up doing with his house, you officially do not know him well enough.|
|Zoe's, Nathan's and my finished products....|
|.....and Owen's finished product.|
|I especially love what our new piano has added to the whole scene this year. Please don't judge us by the toys stuffed under there...it adds to the charm, believe me.|
|***sigh*** I know it doesn't look like much, but I could sit here all night.|