Oh Happy Day!

With only one more day between me and Thanksgiving, I am feeling really jolly at this moment.  I love Thanksgiving.  I think it is my second favorite holiday after Christmas.  And I think that is because it is so family oriented.  We are super excited for Dan to have a 4 day weekend so we can play and play and play.   You know what else I love?  In-n-Out Burger.  I have had a love affair with it my whole life really.  It is that good.  And the greatest thing happened last week here, In-n-Out opened its doors a mere 5 miles from my house.  Hooray.  We were going to avoid it like the plague since the lines have been crazy with policemen having to direct traffic.  But we were feeling lazy on Saturday night and Dan was craving a burger.  I told him now that In-n-Out is here we can’t get a burger anywhere else.  It just wouldn’t make sense since it is the best.  But as some of you may know, Dan hates crowds.  I tease him that it makes him uber grumpy.  So I told him I would venture down on my own and pick it up.  And my wait time was only 25 minutes which I consider well worth it.  Plus we have to start training the next generation what this goodness is all about!


Jack loved it and kept taking bites and then saying “Mmmmm.”  So cute.

Well, I busted out the Christmas decor last week.  I couldn’t wait any longer.  People can say what they want about my type of person that “skips right over Thanksgiving to celebrate Christmas.”  That is fine and their opinion.  But I don’t buy it.  I listen to Christmas music year round.  I don’t think there is anything wrong with it.  And I don’t think I am neglecting Thanksgiving (refer to my above diatribe).  I still look forward to it and love it just as much.  But it is fun to be Christmasy for as long as possible, in my opinion.  And Jack loves everything.  I am super excited to get the tree in here sometime next week.  I think he will be in heaven since he was already in love with the garland.


He grabbed a book and plopped right in the middle of it and started reading.  And every time he sees it he says “Tree, Light.”  It is very cute.  Forgive the booger nose.  He can’t seem to overcome this cold bug.

And finally in the spirit of Christmas, Jack has been dubbed the new Kevin McAllister (you know, from the Home Alone movies.  On second thought, if you don’t know that, shame on you.  They are some of the greatest Christmas movies EVER).  He loves to set up traps with his toys.  He meticulously takes his blocks, puzzle pieces, balls, etc. and places them in the most inconvenient places for mommy and daddy.  Dan was victim to one such trap on the stairs.  This morning he lined them all up where the linoleum meets the carpet.  He was pretty proud.


Sorry that his head is cut off.  He is always on the move especially when he sees the camera!

7 Replies to “Oh Happy Day!”

  1. Now I am the only one who hasn’t had In-N-Out. That makes me want to cry kind of. I will need to remedy that this weekend I believe. Can’t wait to play and play and play with you guys for T-Give! Less than 2 hours of work remains! (Yes, I am looking at this blog at work, shame on me!)

  2. Fool started putting his toys up on the staircase trying to spring a trap for us. Next thing you know he’ll have cans of paint to swing down into our faces. “Harry, I’ve reached the top!”

  3. Oh yummy In N Out. I’m so glad Jack is getting in to the Christmas Spirit! Love it. I can’t wait for all of us to be together in a month yay! We will have to watch Home Alone 2 for sure.

  4. I hope you’re all up for another burger in a month! I’m proud of you for getting your Christmas stuff out. It goes by way too fast anyway, so why not enjoy it a little more?

  5. We just got Home Alone from Netflix Zac and i are pretty excited to watch it! So we need to plan a get together. I think were supposed to do it last night . . but it never happened. So what about next weekend?

  6. Sorry to have not checked in this week. Granny Janniecakes has been in total Book Fair mode. Now that that is over and Thanksgiving fun is past I will get back to a more normal routine. Jack, where is grandma’s baby? I’ll be seeing you in just two and half weeks! Can’t wait! It sounds like you will have a lot of new words to tell us. We can’t wait to see you with your Christmas tree.

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