Friday, November 18, 2011

grateful friday

my sister posted a video on facebook that really made me think. i've been enjoying talking up christmas to the boys, encouraging them to let me know what they'd like to receive and looking at the trees and decorations already out in the stores. but i have not encouraged them in the spirit of giving and being thankful. and so i have made a commitment to being grateful myself, and to share that with my boys this coming week.

calm by sassyladybug
calm, a photo by sassyladybug on Flickr.

a quick trip to TJ Maxx this morning and i have a new mug. everything in this picture makes me happy. my yellow walls, the placemat from target, the mug rug from my talented friend kelly...

new mug by sassyladybug
new mug, a photo by sassyladybug on Flickr.

funny enough, after i took the picture i put water on for a nice cup of tea, enjoying the quiet of my house. and i realized, my favorite tea is called calm - and my new mug says the exact same thing. i suppose that it is the little things for which we should be thankful - because without that gratitude in our hearts for those somewhat everyday things, none of the ordinary would be spectacular.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


smore by sassyladybug
smore, a photo by sassyladybug on Flickr.

the fabulous cheri made me a cute watermark for my blog photos so i figured that was excuse enough for a post. silly me, i thought my kids would want to eat s'mores this summer. who would have thought that they wouldn't be into the stuff all melted together? they actually asked for each part separately. only my weird kids.

Monday, November 14, 2011


our adventure with no power from the freak October snowstorm started just before halloween. of course i was happy to find a few pictures on my camera that i forgot that i had taken.
heroes by sassyladybug
heroes, a photo by sassyladybug on Flickr.

the day of the storm we ventured down to a fun halloween parade in a nearby town. all the shops hand out candy and it was really cute to see all the costumes. i like the fact that it is in the morning the best and we'll probably do it again next year so that the kids can hand out candy at home in the evening. i'm really not crazy about walking down streets and knocking on people's doors :)

halloween by sassyladybug
halloween, a photo by sassyladybug on Flickr.

chris had an intervention with me early in october - no homemade costumes. i knew i had a lot on my plate, but i really wanted to do it. i think i get this from my mom - but i would stay up all night at the last minute just to get something done. so, off to target we went, and we ended up with a super cute dash from the incredibles, and a monster. really super cute, if i do say so myself.

halloween 2011 by sassyladybug
halloween 2011, a photo by sassyladybug on Flickr.

thankfully the boys ended up with just enough treats, but not too much. and since we had no power on the actual holiday, our town cancelled trick or treating, so the candy i had purchased went to my classmates at school during a presentation. i know how to lay it on thick to win extra brownie points.
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