Friday, November 19, 2010

Random Fall Decor

Back from Rome, getting ready now for Thanksgiving. The kids will be off school all week. We'll have some family in town from Seattle. I'm working on getting the house in shape for company and remembering all of the things I'm so thankful for. Family, friends, a home, good health, my pets, trips I've been on, experiences God has blessed me with, a promise from God that I will see my Dad again. So, so much to be thankful for! What are you thankful for as you approach this wonderful holiday?

A Weekend in Rome

My husband Alan turned 40 last Friday! We spent the weekend in Rome with a group of friends to celebrate! Here we are at the Spanish Steps.

We had so much fun eating and celebrating! The food was spectacular. YUM!

Our hotel was this quaint old place located right across from the Pantheon.

We toured the Vatican and attended the Mass on Sunday. The Pope greeted us from a window after the service ended.

We also toured the Coliseum! What an amazing sight that was! We even got to tour underneath where they kept animals and prisoners. It was my favorite sight in Rome. It was quite a whirlwhind weekend!

Meet Brooke

This is our new puppy, Brooke! She is a Portuguese Water Dog just like our Dover. They are becoming fast friends! She is a little whipper snapper! We are all enjoying her so much. Dover really likes her, too! They play together already, although as you can see he's a little big for her at the moment!