Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving fun!!

Hope y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and remembered all that you are thankful 
and are practicing the gift of thanks daily. 

After a wonderful Thanksgiving meal and time with friends. We headed to Grand Rivers, which is about 15 minutes from us, to walk around Patty's Settlement and enjoy the lights!! Lots of ohs and ahhs from us!! Something magical about looking at Christmas lights and displays. 

Here are a few snapshots of what we saw and some Thanksgiving pictures of the kiddo's.
Aidan ready for Thanksgiving feast!!

 Abigail sitting in Santa's chair and visiting with the reindeer!

 Santa fishing in the pond!

 Loving all the lights!!

Friday night we went to Mike Miller park where there is another huge light display. It is amazing to see all the work and time they put into the displays. We also visited Santa while we were there, however Abigail wasn't wanting to sit in his lap this time, maybe next time.
Locals bring a food donation or some cash for a good cause!
This one is really cute, had to take this photo for my Dad, Nascar! 

Swedish Spritz Cookies

Our grandma's would be so proud of me!! I tempted and succeed to make Ryan's grandma spritz cookie receipe, after one small change in oven temp, there perfect!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!!

We are so thankful this year to be celebrating Thanksgiving as a family together!! You railroad wives know what I am talking about (and military too). And not by ourselves or at a buffet, a lovely friend from church invited us to their home, so it will be nice to spend this wonderful holiday with friends!! It will make missing my family easier.
I am very thankful this year for our friends, both old and new. A MOPS friend reminded me of this song this morning, "Make New Friends, But Keep The Old, One Is Silver, The Other Gold...." I am so grateful for all of my friends that have touched my heart in so many ways!! Y'all know who you are and there are many of you!!! It saddens me sometimes to think I may not see some of those friends again that have have become dear to my heart, but they will always be apart of me!! This quote is so perfect: "Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
Happy Thanksgiving to all my friends both far and near and my family!! May your holidays be blessed, full of love, and joy!! Think of all the wonderful things you have to be thankful for and count your blessings!! Peace & love!! 

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Things that I am so grateful for...

I have been seeing on facebook & blogs many of my friends writing daily grateful posting and I love reading them. So I'm doing a list:
1. My daughter running and yelling mommy, mommy when I pick her up from preschool or church class!! How can you not feel extra special! Shouldn't we all be like that!!
2.  Seeing my son's eyes light up and his little smile when I walk into a room. Sure does melt my heart!! Both my children mean the world to me!!
3. My hubby thinking of me while he is not feeling well and getting medicine, buying me boots!
4. My hubby forgoing sleep to spend time with us during the day after he has worked a long trip!!
5. The beautiful fall leaves and seeing a full moon!
6. How excited my daughter gets over seeing pumpkins for the thousandth time. Another shouldn't we all be like!! 
6. Christmas lights!! My favorite time of year, driving around and looking at lights and Christmas tree's. Always feels so magical!!
7. God's Grace, that is a biggie, not so simple for us, but thankful that God makes it simple!! And yes that be another, we should all be like that!!
8. My hubby's job, it's not always easy, but I am thankful he loves what he does and does it so well!!
9. My family, my dad, mom, brother, grandparents, inlaws, aunts, uncles, etc...we all have family, and mine all mean so much to me, I thank God for all of you (even when we might not see eye to eye)!!
10. My friends, and I have to say I do have some of the most wonderful friends, some I would love to adopt as my family.
11. God's journey for me, wow, it has been amazing, not always wonderful, been some rough patches/bumps, little off-roading, maybe some 4x4 action, but I am starting to see the big picture! Some of those rough patches have been the times where my faith has really grown.
12. Yes, I think my hubby will love this, I am thankful that he moved us to Kentucky!! I love the season's, oh how I have missed fall after living in Texas! Plus closer to our family!
13. Thankful I get to see family more that we live a bit closer!!
14. MOPS
15. Yoga
16. Our good health, which should never be taken for granted!
15. and last but definitely many more, I could write all night, but this girl needs sleep, for which I am thankful for, a cozy warm home and bed to sleep in!!
I am truly blessed, thank you God!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Minnesota Visitor's!!!

We had a nice visit from family in Minnesota!! Thank you for coming to visit, please come back soon!! :)

Taking a few photos, I am not taking the actual photo that be Ryan, I am just snapping a few quick pics with the cell phone. Hopefully Ryan's photo's turned out better then my snapshots!

Now this cute & real life, yes Ms. Sassy pants (and now she isn't sassy but from this picture you might think she is) and Aidan not paying attention (well he is, if you count checking out his feet),
but Joanne & Dick look great!!

OK this is much better :)
Abigail and Aidan with Grandpa & Grandma!!


Abigail had an exciting week!! She had an important birthday party to go too!!
She dressed up for the party as a cowgirl, to go to Woody's birthday party, aka Ryan a good friend from preschool. This was a fun party!!

Ready to go to the party!!!                                    

The anticipation!! Waiting patiently for cake!!
Pinata, candy, candy!!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Oh my...stop growing up

I can't believe today little man is 7 months old! He is starting to get around, rolling all over, when he see's something he wants he rolls to. I am sure crawling will be next!!


Love those smiles, he is a little flirt!

What is new with Abigail, well a couple weeks ago she moved up to a twin bed, no more toddler bed. She loves her new bed and picked out her own bedding!! I suppose I could have made the bed better, but with two little one's this is as good as it gets :) and for us it is perfect!!