Tuesday, November 10, 2009

tough love

a special thanks to miss shay for giving me the "Worst Blog Updater Award".
she gives me tough love. and this is why i love my shay.

i had a wonderful weekend. visiting maren is always a delight. i have to say that the highlight of my trip to D.C. was stumbling across this beautiful building.

do ya see it? there in the background? okay, so most of you won't give a crap about this. but hopefully my fellow nerdy IP friends will think it's half as cool as i did. i really REALLY miss working in Intellectual Property.

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i love november. i love seeing the updates on facebook. you know the ones where everyone posts something they are truly grateful for? it is really refreshing to be surrounded by all of the gratitude.

this is my first thanksgiving away from family. boy, is it gonna be a tough one! my family always takes a trip to St. George to go visit family. it is one of my favorite traditions. we eat our thanksgiving dinner at Golden Corral (used to be Chuck-A-Rama... we are moving up in the buffet-style restaurants, so back off). lots of people think we miss out on a good home-cooked meal, but i don't care. no preparation, no clean-up. i wouldn't have had it any other way.

also, november is the month when both of my mom's were born. i look up to them both so much and i am so glad to be such a big part in their lives! they are both amazing examples to me of how i want to be a mother.

HaPpY nOvEmBeR!

11 comments:

Ashley said...

My favorite part about your trip was talking to you both on skype until 12:30. I miss your guts and love you so much. I'm grateful for you :)

Shaylynn said...

I love it! Tough love it was:) uhm, i love Jodi Picoult.. I just saw that you were reading that. Good job on updating. I only want you to update because i love you. i am going to come visit you. just you wait and see.

LullabyLane said...

We always go out to eat on Thanksgiving! I agree it is the way to go - skip the work and on to the talking!

Jess said...

Ha! I love that you went to St. George (my home) and ate at Golden Corral! That is AWESOME! This will be my first Thanksgiving without family too...we can be sad together!

Sarah Keith said...

You are so cute! I need to ask you about the books you are reading. I am ready for a new novel!

Kelley said...

I was laughing out loud at my desk when I saw that picture of you at the USPTO. I guess that would classify my as a fellow nerdy IP person....hilarious.

Laurel said...

I am glad you you had fun in D.C. ad have a friend so close. We missed you Sunday. thanksgiving will be different this year for sure.

Janae said...

Lovin' the PTO. I had to show Josh but he can't understand the coolness. You are the best.

Jesse said...
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Jesse said...

AHHHH!!! I love the picture of you at the USPTO! Seriously McCall. I miss and love you! The USPTO has always been this mystical place where the people who answer the phone call you "suga," "honey," or "darlin." I'm glad to know it really is a real place. :)

The Halbaschs said...

Caleb was on my lap while I was blog-surfing. After I left your blog he said,"hey wait mom, that was my friend Tannon, Where has he been?" I couldn't believe he rememberd you guys. Miss ya!!