And here my mom and I are cooking away!
And here is a shot of everyone (without me).
With the help of our parents, we pulled it off without a hitch! For appetizers, J's mom brought crab dip and my mom brought cheese she had gotten in Vermont. For dinner, we had turkey, sweet potatoes, 3 bean casserole, rolls, stuffed celery, German coleslaw, stuffing and gravy! It was all very yummy! For dessert, we had pumpkin pie. We had a great time with both of our parents. It was really nice to have all of our family together.
Before Thanksgiving, my mom helped me to re-upholster the rocking chair I mentioned previously. We cut the fabric about 2 inches around the seat.
Folded it in and stapled it to the frame.
And put it back in the chair.
And moved it to its place in the guest bedroom! Doesn't it look pretty in its new location? By the way, I got the fabric from fabric.com. I couldn't find anything in Joann fabrics, Calico Corners or G Street that I really liked. But the purple in the seat matches perfectly in the room.
After Thanksgiving, we went out to the Shenandoah to take a hike on the Appalachian Trail (to work off some of that food). It was an absolutely gorgeous day for it too. (And much better than Black Friday shopping). In total, we went about 3.4 miles (and stopped for some photos on Skyline Drive).
On Saturday, my dad put in the last piece of the trim around the attic stairs. This project was actually started months ago. Three trim pieces were already installed, but the last piece needed to be cut so that it would fit in its space. Since we do not have a circular saw (or other way of getting the cut we needed), my dad had to take it home and make the cut. I will still need to paint the trim to the same color used for the trim in the rest of the bedroom.
After my parents left and I cleaned the house, I did one more project this weekend. I took down the stained glass on our front door. J and I had never liked it, and we figured out that the pieces were actually installed and caulked in on top of the existing glass. So, all I had to do was cut off the caulk with an exacto knife and the pieces easily came out.
Ahh... so much better! And that wraps up our long Thanksgiving weekend. And now... on to Christmas!