Saturday was our first family dinner. We all said from the get-go that we wanted to make sure that at least once a month we picked a date for dinner together and with Thanksgiving looming, we just did it. I cooked the spaghetti sauce I've made since the kids were little, Josh and Missy brought salad and Matt and Julia brought the bread and desert. After an easy and informal dinner we played 1,000, our favorite dice game, followed by the hot tub. That is followed by the hot tub for Josh and the boys - they loved it. Ian and I still haven't gotten in it and we need to.
This will be our third week in our house and we're already feeling at home. I picked up the newsletter for the Deschutes Public Library when I went to book club last month and saw the terrific line-up of author visits for this year - yet to come, Elisabeth Gilbert, Lisa See and Alice Hoffman.
It's colder here and the higher humidity makes it feel colder. It rained last night so when I took the dogs for our walk this morning, as soon as I left our driveway and stepped into the street I was on ice, something I never had to deal with on our dirt roads. We're still in the Great Basin and it's almost the same here, only different.