Friday, November 23, 2012

Park in the dark

We had such a low key, relaxing family thanksgiving. The whole 'living 700 miles away from any family' thing can be bittersweet. Like not having 5 thanksgiving meals to go like some can be a good thing! We got to relax at home, slowly cook our favorites (green bean casserole, cucumber salad, MASHED POTATOES-favorite) in our pajamas instead of rushing around like so many seem to do. 

My cousin, who is in his last semester at DU for his masters came over for dinner followed by games. In between dinner and dessert we took a much needed walk in the brisk air. It was Just what we needed. We let Jasper run around at the park and he was in Heaven! He kept shouting 'park in the dark, park in the dark, park in the daaaaark.' Reminded me of our time in Sweden when park outings in the dark where a daily occurrence in the winter when it was pitch black by 3:30 PM. 

Our new polarn o pyret gear kept the kids nice and warm on this 35 degree night! Plus the reflectors were needed since there were no lights at the park! Tindra was so cozy in her new snowsuit she was OUT within 5 minutes on our walk, and it wasn't even 6!

I'm So enjoying this 4 day weekend with my family. I can't believe we have TWO more days of it! Today was spent taking down the pool- UGH, such a pain in the @ss, literally. I fell on ice while doing it. Long story- and a little family black friday shopping in the afternoon when we hit up the mall and target. 

Hope you guys are having as great of a weekend as I am!!

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