My sister came Tuesday night and my parents came on Thanksgiving Day. We had Thanksgiving with some of my friends and celebrated my birthday on Friday.
I woke up to this: a shower of cards. My family had invited friends and relatives to write me letters or cards for my birthday and put many of them into the binder. I didn't get to read them all until a few weeks later, but their goal was to get 40 and I think they did. It was so fun to read from my sisters and their spouses and kids, my parents, and cousins, aunts and uncles, and friends.
On Sunday we skyped with all the other sisters and their families. It was my parents and Shaunda's first time skyping and I think they are converted.They also got to meet some of my friends at church. We wore out my mom and dad--both took naps on Sunday.
Monday was a "stay-at-home" day. We did a lot of baking. We made fudge, homemade bread, Mrs. Field's cookie dough, and other fun treats.