Tuesday, December 4, 2007
I did not get any pictures of Thanksgiving, as I hosted my parents, Matt's parents, Katy and Jesse, Mary, and the Peless' here for dinner. The kids and I made a hand turkey for each person to designate their place at the table. The feast, as Carson likes to call it, was good! On Friday I did early morning shopping with my friend Rhonda and then we headed to Anchorage to share a two room hotel suite with Grandma and Grandpa Howard. Matt went to the Shootout and I took the kids swimming at the hotel pool. Staying at a hotel with a baby is difficult! When we got home on Sunday, we put up the tree.
In case you can't tell by the photo this is an enormous (the picture doesn't do it justice) brown bear on our deck licking our grill. Matt and I had a special up close encounter with one of God's special animal creations this fall. I think what drew him in was Matt's deep fryer full of grease sitting on that ledge in the photo. I guess that was a bad idea to leave that there. I just hate having food fried in the house, it really stinks! Well, we won't be doing any deep frying any time soon. That fryer was totaled. I was literally nose to nose with this bear, with our bedroom window between us.