Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The End of Homecoming

In the van, ready to roll!

Anna and Shannon have been friends since
7th grade

Both girls at the game!

Well, Homecoming week is officially over, they won their game, a good time was had by all at the party. They all went back to a friend's house and their parents made chocolate chip pancakes. Then the night owl (me) went to get Anna at 2:00 a.m. By far the latest she has ever stayed out, but there was a parent we knew with them at all times. Here are a few pics we didn't catch that came from Anna's camera.

Next up--Birthday Party at Olive Garden for lunch this weekend. I think there are 17 girls. Then Thanksgiving with Ellen next Thursday. We surely have much to be thankful for!

On Black Friday-the day after Thanksgiving we will start working 3-4 hour shifts at the Angel Tree in the mall, this will continue almost up until Christmas. You may remember we did this last year. It is sponsored by the Salvation Army, there is a Christmas tree in the mall with tags on it containing a child's age, sex, a wish for a toy and sizes for clothes. People chose a child-they become that child's angel, we write down all the information and the people bring the gifts back by a certain date. Katie has expanded her involvement this year to include shifts run by the Flanagan High School Honor Society. She LOVES doing this and we have to keep her from using all of her own money buying gifts for children!

I can't believe it is that time already! Trying to figure out birthday gifts/Christmas gifts that equal in number and price is no easy task. We are buying a lot of college things, but we have some fun stuff tucked away too. I don't think towels and sheets are going to cut it for Anna. Jia just cuts things out of magazines for me...When I say we may not be able to afford everything, she says "that's alright, Santa can."