So November was not nearly as eventful as October was, and that's a good thing, because getting Christmas ready one month earlier than usual was quite stressful! I spent all of my Sundays wrapping presents, making Christmas cards, and getting packages together to send out to our families.
We did get to a couple of concerts--Judas Priest, for the second time!, and VNV Nation for the, oh I don't know, like third or fourth time. Judas was actually better than they were the last time we saw them a couple of years ago. Rob's voice was much better and they had a new (young) guitarist who seemed to just revive the band and provide some youthful energy. They said this was their farewell tour, but I'm pretty sure they said that on the last tour as well...and as for VNV, well, they always just flipping ROCK.
In addition, our family celebrates both my birthday and my father-in-law's birthday in November. (Yes, JC married his dad!) This year we had a really nice celebration at Mt. Fuji which is a hibachi-style place. The food was SO good--they made THE BEST fried rice ever! Our nephew Mike and I also split some sushi as we are the only ones that like it, and it was just amazing. Here we are stuffing our faces:
Then at the end of the dinner we got a happy birthday serenade and green tea ice cream, yum!!!
Lastly, for Thanksgiving we had a nice, relaxing day with the in-laws and nephew. JC and I went to his parents' house and we decided to break tradition and have ham instead of turkey. Here is the Ham playing with his ham:
In general though, I just want to say during this Thanksgiving that I am extremely blessed and grateful for all of you who touch our lives. We wish you an upcoming year of health, happiness and success in all of your adventures, and a wonderful holiday season!
Have a wonderful, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!