Josh has been busy going to clinic, lots and lots of church things (3 baptisms in the last month) and studying for the fast-approaching boards and interviews. This month he is out on externships and is completely ready to be done with this chapter in our lives.
Here's a small recap on November:
We got some family pictures taken by a friend. We took some of their family and they took a few of us. We were lucky to get them done before all the leaves fell for the season. Our favorite one is the one above used as our blog header.
We had a GREAT Thanksgiving. We spent it with some of our best friends here in Ohio. I wish I would have taken pictures as this is our last Thanksgiving with them. But it was fun! I don't know how some women do a whole Thanksgiving by themselves though. I made homemade rolls, green bean casserole, fruit salad and a pie. I was completely exhausted after that. I can't imagine adding a turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and everything else added to that! It was great food with great company. We spent the afternoon/early evening eating, chatting and playing every one's new favorite game, Telestrations! We LOVE that game!
We also had a very successful Black Friday. I can't believe how many stores opened so early though. I feel bad for the employees. I went with a friend to an outlet mall near by; it opened at 9pm! But I was able to get a few things. It didn't seem to be too crowded until we were leaving. Most people must not have realized how early it opened. Josh went out really early Friday morning and got a few things too. We spent more money than we probably should have, but oh well.
In November, my grandpa passed away. This was a day that everyone in my family has dreaded the most. He was the best grandpa anyone could wish for. I loved him very much and I hope he knew that. I don't have a single bad memory of him. He always had fun with us, never forgot a birthday nor a Christmas card. I miss him so, so much already.
Love you, Grandpa!
November is a month full of Thanksgiving. We have so much to be thankful for. I am very thankful for the wonderful husband I have. I'm thankful for my job and how it all seemed to fall into place. I'm so very grateful for the gospel and the peace and happiness it brings into my life. I love and miss my family. I'm grateful for the bond that I have with my siblings. I am truly blessed to have the in-laws that I have. They are such wonderful people who I love and care for. I don't think I could have asked for any better in-laws. I am very thankful for my grandpa and for the life that he lived as well as the happiness that he brought into mine. Hope you all had a great November full of Thanksgiving!