We had a pretty busy weekend. Brian's unit had a party last Friday to raise money for the ball. The littles had fun running around with other littles, Brian had fun throwing a pie in his commander's face, and I got to meet a few more of the families. I was asked to bring a dish to share for lunch, and so I made a big pan of baked ziti. Unknowingly, I placed the pan on a table designated for dishes being judged for a prize. I should have known when the soldier behind the table handed me a card to fill out about the dish. And it won 3rd place! If only I had known it was a competition, I would have put forth some 1st place effort, ha!
Also, I entered a custom portrait into the silent auction for the fundraiser. If you read last Friday, you would know I was nervous no one would bid on it. So I put the starting bid at $10, just in case. Luckily it got bid up to $60, so I don't have to feel like such a loser. And I've heard that the winning bidder wants a portrait of her dog, so that should be fun!
If you follow me on instagram, you've seen this, but here is the portrait of Rowan I made to use as an example.
Brian worked hard to get the yard winterized, putting away hoses, raking leaves, letting the littles jump into the leaves. And I worked hard getting the house ready for Thanksgiving this week. Can you believe it's Thanksgiving week?? Oh my, do I have a busy week ahead of me.
Are you hosting Thanksgiving, my American friends? Or do you get to relax at someone else's home?