We had yet another Soelberg-Wells combination Thanksgiving this year, and I think it may just have been the best yet. Let me count out the ways that I am thankful for these delightful friends who feast with us again and again.
1. Craftiness! Sara and I love to make Thanksgiving weekend into Craft-aholic Central, and this year, we made these creations out of scrapbook paper and posterboard. (Tip for those who might want to make some for themselves: We used a Cricut to cut out the gazillions of little shapes (wonky hearts on the "George" cartridge), and 59-cent posterboard to make the base cones instead of the $8.00 paper-mache Christmas trees originally called for.)
7. Edible name tags. This is a pilgrim hat, even though it's not immediately obvious. The making of them involved four little girls and two moms elbow deep in melted chocolate, a container of mini M&Ms studding the outsides ("I don't want just one buckle, Mom. I want mine to be polka-dots!"), and seven chocolate footprints made by one desperate two-year old. But they turned out pretty cute, I think.
What are we going to do next year when the Soelbergs don't live just 4 hours away?