Friday, November 23, 2007

Thanksgiving visit with Mom and Dad

The Blue Pearl, my new car.
Mom, waiting for us to buy the car.
Dad, waiting for us to buy the car. Paperwork.
Me and my new car.

Well, it's been a busy week. As already mentioned, we visited Sun City on Monday. Then Tuesday morning we woke up, Kelly and I walked our dogs and then we all went to the Honda dealership for me to buy a car. Here I am pictured with my brand new Honda Fit. I just love it. After car shopping we went to the Outlet Malls. Dad got some great stuff at Under Armour, Mom and I went to Coldwater Creek and Kelly got a few things at Banana Republic.

Wednesday Mom, Kelly and I went on the Glass Bottom boat tour of the San Marcos River and then up into Austin. Dad had an appointment with Craig for acupuncture and the rest of us went to Whole Foods for Gelato and then we met up again at Central Market for shopping and dinner.

On Thursday Anne came down for Thanksgiving and brought her surrogate dog Dylan down with her. Four dogs in the house was pretty exciting. Our two dogs, Mom and Dad's dog and now Dylan! Here is mom with Indy and Dylan.
We had a really nice day. Anne and I practiced yoga, I made a great soup for lunch and then we had a nice light dinner together in the evening. Today Mom and Dad went up to Austin to spend the night there with Anne and they will all go to Waco for a few days after that.

So that was the brief run down of the week. We had a really fun time together. I am a bit tired but in a really good kind of way. There was so much for me to be grateful for this year and so I am left with a feeling of fullness. I enjoy good health, great work, friends all over the globe, and being with my family this year was something to be particularly grateful for. I am really happy that Mom and Dad are planning to move closer to me and Anne and that we will have a chance to spend more time with them in the next few years. Really, the gratitude list is nearly endless this year.

There is plenty more to write about but that is it for tonight.


mandy said...

So that's the Blue Pearl!!! It was so elusive until now.

Christina Sell said...

I know, right? Some say it takes years of meditation to realize The Blue Pearl but actually you can just buy a blue car. Truly, a faster route.