Before school got out for Thanksgiving break Jack had Barter Day at school. Each student set up their own shop and they "bartered" for goods that other students provided. He had a really good time. I think he's the cutest shop owner I've ever seen!
As soon as we got home we headed to the Christmas Tree Farm to cut down our tree. I think before people get married they should have to cut down a tree together...and take three kids with them. If they survive this task they will be ready. Goodness. I laid in bed that night and wondered what we will remember from these days. I hope they are good memories because honestly some things just aren't as "sweet" as they appear. It seems all good times and hot chocolate when really it's: this is too tall, I don't like this one, over here guys, please stop fighting, help us get in the door, are you really just sitting there watching tv, get up and help, how much longer, those lights don't look good, etc and etc.
Saturday we had a tailgate party at the Memphis game with several of our friends. I chose to take hot chocolate and this was my only thermos...
Memphis won their game and became league champions for the first time in 43 years. Our good friends even came to their first game of the season and enjoyed the game with us. Good times!
Silly dog. He better rest up. We are entering December and he has no idea what's in store for him. All Shackelfords better hang on because it's about to get crazy around here!