Weekends-Family Matters


Oh, this weekend was extra special, but it was ordinary to me while the hours sped by.  We visited my family for our Thanksgiving feast, full of turkey and too many side dishes.  Pumpkin pie (yum) was eaten gleefully because it will be next year until it's made one more time.

Friday morning. my sister and I had our outing.  Of course there was a yarn shop and not only did I have birthday money to spend but a gift certificate as well.  We had fun looking and contemplating what would be the purchase.  I left with a bag of wool and endless ideas of what I want to create.

Friday night usually is a gingerbread house making night, but this year it was a surprise birthday party for me surrounded by my family.  What I loved the most about the party is that I was SURPRISED.  I think I'm getting old, I'm not as sharp as I used to be ;) My sister and brother in law created a slide show with music from some old photos.  For me my childhood was yesterday not as long ago as it really is.  We laughed at the clothes and styles, so dated.  I remember when those photos were snapped and the location, not to mention my mood (I was an intense child).

Family Matters. Friends come and go, they wax and wane as our lives change, alter and drift while raising children, changing careers and through difficult times.  For me, Family is what remains constant.  I celebrated with my sister, brother in law and nephew, my dad and step mom, my aunt and uncle, many cousins with their children.  I am thankful for my family and especially my sister who started planning this surprise last Thanksgiving.

Thanks, Sis!!

Comments

  1. Karen, I am so happy that you had such a grand time and how exciting to have a surprise party...and be surprised.
    You nailed it about family, they are what makes us US and they are each so special. Your sister sounds like such a dear and I know you love her deeply.
    Okay spill...what goodies did you get at the yarn store?

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  2. Happy Birthday! What a nice surprise!

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  3. Your weekend sounds so good, Karen. Blessings on your birthday!

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  4. how blessed you are with that sister!!! I know how close you all are!!! Special family times...just made more memories. Hugs!! And you've started 'decking your halls', too!!! 'tis the season!

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  5. Happy Birthday...so glad your weekend and Thanksgiving were WONDERFUL. I too think is the constant in my life...what makes me smile everyday.

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  6. Sounds like a delightful Thanksgiving weekend and happy, happy birthday to you!!

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  7. Happy Birthday and your table is so cute!

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  8. You are right, family matters! I am so happy for you, that you got to spend time with yours and they pulled off such a wonderful surprise!

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  9. What a great birthday surprise! Your sister is awesome!

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  10. Yay for surprises. Sounds like the perfect weekend, I am so glad you enjoyed it and soaked it all up.

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  11. Sweet! I agree with you about family.
    I am so very much in love with mine, too.
    XO

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  12. Happy birthday, Karen! I so glad you had a wonderful, family-filled weekend.

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  13. You're right, family remains constant. And that's why some friends are really and truly family. I want to believe that those types of friends will somehow become actual relatives one day, perhaps by a future generation tying the knot :)

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  14. What a great gift and I know you have plenty of good memories from that party :)

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  15. What a nice surprise! Lots of nice memories, too.

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  16. Love the thought of a slideshow, so glad you were surprised!

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  17. Oh, how wonderful! Happy belated! It must have been such a joyful surprise:) I find the same thing with birthdays as holidays--it's the people you love who make them special. And they just get more special every year. Glad you had some pumpkin pie! Ours is gone now, and I am sure I won't make another till next year!

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  18. Lovely! sounds like you had a wonderful holiday. And nice to be surprised, every once in a while, I think :)

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