Sunday, November 25, 2012



I have loved reading what everyone is thankful for on facebook.  People were thankful for family, friends, food, activities.  I am right there with them.  There is a lot to be thankful for this year.  Three little baby birds that make our house noisy, crazy, and oh so fun. 

This weekend was much needed.  A little family time on turkey day.  Chris got a day of golfing with friends.  Chris, Bradley and I all traveled to Virginia Tech to watch them beat UVA on Saturday (in the very, very freezing temps) and Sunday we decked the halls.

Now I am on the verge of December with a million little thoughts in my head. 

How do I slow down and enjoy the moments?  How do we try to have fun, capture the magic, and remember people that have so much less than us?  How do I instill this in my children?

What ornaments should we make?  What cookies to bake??  I love this time of year, but it can also be a little overwhelming.

I am going to do my socks filled with activities again this year.  I will try to update you on our activities that we do each day.  I am only going to fill 7 socks at a time to keep it a little more flexible.  That is one my tasks tonight.  Along with getting started on some Christmas sewing projects that I haven’t finished.  I want to make the kids hooded bath towels.  I found the tutorial for Angry Birds bath towels here, and I will show you how they turn out!  Other than that I have a few more people to purchase gifts for, but the kiddos are done.

Nothing like the holidays to bring out some craftiness.  Bradley and I had a date a few weekends ago and I took him to the pottery painting place.  We made lots of ornaments.  I love that he will now sit with me and paint for hours.  So fun!!


Can you tell that he is sick of smiling for the camera?  off to sew it up…


1 comment:

Lindsay said...

So glad you guys had a good weekend!! Sorry we couldn't watch Gracie for you!!