Monday, November 28, 2011

Redneck Thanksgiving

Well, it's the Monday after Thanksgiving. Time for the dieting to begin!

Today I am cleaning the house and getting it ready for Christmas decorations.

I didn't get very good pictures this year, but here are several random ones from around the camp:
 Every year we travel to south Alabama to spend Thanksgiving with Joe's Grandparent's and family. They live in a fishing camp in the middle of a cow pasture, so there's lots of room to run and play and make noise. His Grandparent's are actually from south Louisiana, but they moved to south Alabama several years ago.
Karaoke starting. I can't carry a tune in a bucket, so I don't do karaoke. But listening to everyone else is fun :)
 Savannah, Noah, and Isaac, being goofy. Isaac isn't picking his nose, he's hooking it with his Captain Hook finger.
Noah and Gavin. I wish this picture wasn't blurry. These brothers are so cute!
Savannah and a friend.
 Sweet Elizabeth and her Mama.
 The twins playing with their MiMi.

Savannah :)
Elizabeth and Savannah playing patty-cake. 

We had a fun Thanksgiving with our family! (except the part when Savannah threw up all night, but that is another story)  I hope all of my friends reading this post had a wonderful Thanksgiving too!

Happy Monday!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A Simple Women's Daybook

Outside my window...
Thick grey clouds and wind blowing leaves around the house.

I am thinking...
About how nice and quiet it is right now.

I am thankful...
For so many things. At the moment I am thankful for November, and the cool weather and crunchy leaves that this month brings.

In the kitchen...
Greens from the garden.

I am wearing...
Jeans and a black t-shirt.

I am creating...
Not much right now.

I am going...
To visit family next week!

I am wondering...
If it is going to rain out my evening walk.

I am reading...
A few books. When the weather starts getting cooler I always want to read L.M. Montgomery. I read "Jane of Lantern Hill" for the umpteenth time. Also "Blue Castle" and "Anne of the Island."  Right now I'm reading another Donald Miller book "A Million Miles in a Thousand Years." Really good book so far.

I am hoping...
That the rain holds off til after my walk.

I am looking forward to...
Hiking this weekend, and Thanksgiving next week!

I am hearing...
The fan whirring...and mostly quiet.

Around the house...
"The children were nestled all snug in their beds..."

I am pondering...
How Mississippians were so easily distracted from the very real battle of life vs. death, a little over a week ago today. I am ashamed that we had an opportunity to stand up and say "We believe that life begins at conception. We will protect the unborn.", and we did not grasp that opportunity. We let it go by in the name of the "what if's" the name of our own "intellect." Pondering this verse: "This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and  curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to His voice, and hold fast to Him. For the Lord is your life..." ~Deuteronomy 30:19-20

One of my favorite things...
Okay, that last one was pretty to follow that serious note, I'd have to say that one of my favorite things is my Bible. I don't know it well enough (by any stretch of the imagination), but I can always depend on it to set me straight!

A few plans for the rest of the week...
Cleaning, cleaning. Laundry. It never ends. Also making crafty things with the kiddos!

Here is a picture I am sharing...

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Happy Wednesday!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

HaLLoWeeN 2011

 Isaac and Savannah were really getting into their characters for these pictures... Hilarious.
 They're being kinda sweet in this one. Although Isaac looks like he's up to something, really. Look at the hand on her hair, and the deceptively sweet look in his eyes. Yep. He's up to something.
Okay, this is more fun. ;)
 This is a cell phone picture taken at MiMi's house, right after they got in from trick or treating. Isaac takes his role as Batman very seriously!
After trick or treating, Savannah is checking out her loot.
With MiMi! I couldn't get Isaac to look at the right moment. They both love their MiMi so much, and had fun trick or treating with her!
This is a Halloween morning picture, I included it because Isaac doesn't have his mask on here. He wanted me to paint his face too, since I "painted" Savannah's. It's really just eyeliner, but it worked.

The twins had fun, and I did too! I'm glad for any opportunity to spend time with family and make memories with our sweet chilluns!

Happy November 1st !