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The weekend before Thanksgiving




The last day of school was Friday and now the kids have a week long break. This makes them happy and also brings me great joy as well. A menu has been posted, clean up jobs listed and the traditional family photo is scheduled.

Everyone will trickle into town over the next few days and guests will be divided between the newlyweds home and my house.

A competition over who has the best white elephant gift will inevitably continue from last year and a trophy that was fashioned for only one winner will be held in the highest regard! Meanwhile I will fawn over grandbabies, take the family picture and try to keep things on track in a loose but firm fashion. In other words, I am ready!

This weekend I made chocolate zucchini bread/cake and it was delicious! Moist, rich and decadent are the words I would use to best describe this cake. I am thinking of ways to change it so it is healthier and when I do, you will be the first to know!

Fattima and Ben popped over to share our special  Cougar gold cheese from Ferdinands on the W.S.U. campus. She made cheesies and I made chicken strips.

After getting a few groceries I had the pleasure of being waited on by my gorgeous daughter. What could be better? She also made peppermint bark which turned out well.

More decorations were placed around the house and finally I just threw up my hands and announced that is was time for Christmas!img_0998-1


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  1. Let the good times and fun begin! 🙂 Love the holiday seasons, too.

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    November 19, 2018
  2. Lynn you’re so well organized, you’re a real inspiration.

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    November 19, 2018
  3. You are ready! Have a lovely Holiday with the family!

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    November 19, 2018
  4. OH your zucchini bread cake looks so delish and I love peppermint bark. So sweet of your daughter to make it! 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving to you and your beautiful family! Enjoy!

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    November 19, 2018
  5. Sandhya #

    Enjoy the holidays with your children and esp the grandbabies, Lynn!

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    November 19, 2018
  6. That peppermint bark looks so Christmassy. How about the recipe?

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    November 19, 2018
  7. Happy Thanksgiving and more special family times! Your food this weekend sounds so tasty! Not to mention your special family members. xo

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    November 19, 2018
  8. You have a grand life Lynn ❤

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    November 19, 2018
  9. Lovely pics, especially Mother Claus

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    November 20, 2018
  10. It’s so nice everyone is involved in the holiday festivities. And yes, the chocolate zucchini bread/cake looks decadent.

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    November 20, 2018
  11. What an exciting time in your household! Sounds like so much fun! Your picture is wonderful, Lynn! xoxoxo

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    November 20, 2018
  12. A fabulous festive photo 😊

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    November 20, 2018
  13. Happy Holiday time!

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    November 20, 2018
  14. I want to come to your house, Lynn. All that great food and fun. Have a wonderful holiday season. ❤

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    November 20, 2018
  15. I began stocking up on our Christmas gifts… Bought goodies and hid them away, so good to shop in advance… I hate the malls at Christmas.

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    November 21, 2018
  16. I haven’t thought of the white elephant game in years, what fun you all had. XX

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    November 29, 2018
  17. What fun!

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    December 6, 2018

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