Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Turkey Day

Well Thanksgiving got off to quite a start here. Last night Cullen got a mysterious stomach illness. He awoke this morning and seemed to be doing fine. After much back and forth we called an audible early this afternoon and decided that instead of subjecting the LaVigne/Moore family to a virus, we would have our Thanksgiving at home. This was fine, in the fact, that Cullen, Lisa, and I would still be spending the holiday together. However, the problem was that we did not have anything to feast on and the last second decision to stay home put us behind the eight ball. With Bob and MaryAnne on the sideline with my Dad’s recent mouth surgery, we ventured to the local grocery. I have to say, and this might be a bit out of bounds, but if you are ever in need of a confidence boost, I highly recommend a trip to your local grocery store at 1:30p.m. on Thanksgiving Day. Whew. As you can probably imagine, at this late juncture our selection was a bit limited, but we were able to cobble together what we jokingly referred to as our ghetto Thanksgiving dinner. So, instead of the feast of wild rice, slow cooked turkey, 2 homemade gravies, 3 homemade stuffings, green bean casserole..etc, that we would have enjoyed at Mark and Liz’s, our menu consisted of the following:

Pretzel Sticks and Port Wine Cheese Spread
Tostido Chips and Taco Dip

Main Course
Frozen Turkey Breast
Grocery Store Deli Mashed Potatoes with Campbells Gravy Sauce
Jellied Cranberry Sauce

Slice of Pumpkin and Key Lime Pie….the grocery store only had one slice of Pumpkin left

Luckily the one thing that was plentiful at the store was wine.

All joking aside, Lisa and I realize that the important part of Thanksgiving isn’t what you eat, it’s about recognizing and being thankful for the positive things that you have in life.. We are lucky to have such a great little guy, an unbelievable family and a tremendous group of friends, for that we are thankful. Here’s wishing you and yours a happy and healthy Thankgiving.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Monday, November 17, 2008

8 down

Cullen is now a whopping 8 months old. It seems as though he's less of a baby and more a little person. Cullen is very active, but a good little guy. As you can see, one of his favorite activities is standing - standing anywhere. We think he may be walking soon. Watch out world!

Dirk and I went to the Badger/Gopher game in Madison last weekend with Drew and Annie. The Gophers let us down again, but Dirk had a big grin at the end of the game.