It feels good to have accomplished something. I’ve successfully completed the NaBloPoMo (posting to the blog every day for the month of November). As I neared the end of the month and began to prepare to travel for the holidays, I felt like my blogging began to lag and I resorted to more picture posts to accomplish my daily post. There was SO much I wanted to write about and topics to cover but it just didn’t happen. Oh well. There’s always next year.
I’ll be taking a brief hiatus until we return from Seattle. The kids and I will be flying home on the 10th, so I should be getting back into the swing of things on the 11th. I hope. Depends on how wiped out I am!
The kids tag teamed me last night and I’m toast. Aaron is Ella’s full time night time parent and I usually only have to deal with Miles. Not so much for the next 10 or so night since Aaron left for Illinois yesterday. Hope I get the hang of it soon and I’m SO thankful Aaron does this as a general rule.
Aaron left today to head back to Illinois. He has a job interview on Tuesday and we’re praying that he’ll land the job. Would you all pray for him and think of him on Tuesday? This is with the company that he really wants to work for and it would be such an encouragement for him to be hired on with them.
Right now, Ella is sitting in Nana’s lap, Miles is staring at his toes on the floor next to me and Aunt Savannah (my almost 11 yr. old sister) is reading over my shoulder. It’s a rather cozy feeling to have three generation in one room, interacting and enjoy each others company. My grandma will be flying up from California on the sixth and be spending a few days with us here at Mom’s house. I am *really* looking forward to seeing her.
Before we left to come out and visit, our trip seemed like such a long length of time to be away from home. Now that we’re into it, it feels like time is flying by. Before I know it, the kids and I will be waiting to board our flight back to Chicago. I’m definitely going to miss everyone here, especially the cozy family feeling.
For those of you struggling to figure out gift ideas, maybe these will spark an idea.
Here are suggestions for every day in November. The cootie catch book made me chuckle.
Awesome recrafted gifts that anyone can do.
Don’t forget Fido.
Don’t cook but want to give food? No worries!
If you don’t know what to get me, feel free to order this.
This would never be turned down, either.
Ideas for the little ones to participate in giving.
And if all else fails, talk to the wizard.
Happy Black Friday, ya’ll! I hope all you crazies enjoyed waiting in line and forging crowds while I was still snug as a bug in a rug with my babies.
If I had a gajillion dollars at my disposal, these are some things that I would get!
So I need a new winter coat. This scarf and hat would go lovely, don’t you think?
This entire outfit is simply amazing.
Anything from this list is perfect, thanks.
I want to base my next kitchen around these colors.
This dress? Beautiful blend between sophistication and comfort. Perfection.
I did a little happy dance when I ran across these.
One of everything shipped overnight to my folks, please. Minus these ugly shoes. It’d be so much easier than packing.
OMG. I must have this chair. No, it is an actual NEED.
Oh aprons. How could I pick just one? It’s impossible. I love you all! Every single one.
When I get back to the land of computer access (when we return to Western Washington on Friday), I’m sure I’ll have a list a mile long of all the wonderful things I’m thankful for and a holiday recap.
Until then, I thought my vegetarian and vegan friends would appreciate this video.
Ella loves Grandma and Pawpaw (Aaron’s folks) so much. I’m so thankful we’re able to spend some time with my family so she can develop a relationship with Nana and Grandpa (My folks).