Monday, November 28, 2016

Thankful November {Day 28}


They are getting better ! I have moments of knock backs and incredible pain and anger but they're lasting less and less. As soon as this anger, resentment and pain lifts I can move to my next chapter and never look back. Right now I'm not strong enough to fight them.

DAY 28 - MUSIC

How exciting it is this time of year...and one thing I LOVE is the music! I love the traditional carols, the old Christmas hymns, and holiday music by today's artists, like Kelly Clarkson and Mariah Carey. I am thankful for the little things, like blogging, time to blog, Christmas music, the tree all lit up, & peppermint hot chocolate. 



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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Sunday Stealing: Thanksgiving Edition

1. How many Thanksgivings do you attend?

This year - 2.


2. Where do you attend Thanksgiving(s)?

The first one was 11/10 at Logan & Lindsey's house, the 2nd one at Mom & Dad's on Thanksgiving Day.


3. What is your favorite dish? 

The dressing!!!! 


4. What is your least favorite dish at Thanksgiving?

Cranberry


5. What, if any, are your Thanksgiving traditions?

No major traditions (we are pretty go with the flow) but usually do a similar menu every year, parade & football watching, and we started using throw-away plates/cups/baking pans a few years ago! 


6. Name your FAV thing about Thanksgiving.

I just love spending the whole day with my family. 


7. Do you make anything for Thanksgiving? If yes, share what and why. 

I helped cook both dinners, but made pies, sweet potato fluff, and the veggie (collard greens for dinner #1 and Paula Dean's Southern Style String Beans for dinner #2) the day before at home for each dinner.. 



8. Out of everything you eat at Thanksgiving, what can YOU cook the best?

I don't mind cooking any of it, and do a pretty good job on most of it. The gravy used to be my least favorite thing to make, but not anymore!!

9. What do you drink with your Thanksgiving feast?

Sweet Tea


10. Has there ever been a feud during your Thanksgiving?

No 


11. Do you have appetizers before your Thanksgiving meal?

No

12. How many people attend your Thanksgiving(s)? If yes, who?

Dinner #1 - (7) Me, Peter, Logan, Lindsey, Kamry, Nathan, & Kayla
Dinner #2 - (5) Me, Mom, Dad, Derek, & Mitch + 2 take-out (Liz & Lois)

13. Have you ever missed a Thanksgiving? 

Never "missed" missed Thanksgiving, but a few years ago we had a wonderful Thanksgiving with Lindsey's family --the first one I had ever missed with my family-ever! 


14. What kind of pie/cake/dessert do you eat for dessert?



15. Do you ever play games at Thanksgiving?

Yes! We were a few days late this year and didn't play until yesterday. Me and Derek are the game players in the family---especially Scrabble!!


16. Name 3 things you are thankful for.

Just 3??? Family/Home/Health (Thankful November link HERE)


17. Is there anyone who normally attended Thanksgiving, that but wasn't there this year? Who?

The reason for dinner #1, Peter, Logan, & Nathan would be at work on Thanksgiving, so Peter & Nathan were absent from dinner #2, along with Julie who hosted dinner at home with her boyfriend Bruce & family. Lois hasn't come in a few years, plus Liz, who's back was out.


18. Name the funniest person at your Thanksgiving this year and tell us more.

We are all funny and love to laugh, but Logan and Nathan together can get rather hilarious!!

19. Which person eats the MOST?

I think it's a TIE!!


20. Which person eats the LEAST?

That would probably be Logan.


21. Do any animals attend Thanksgiving dinner?

Dinner #1 -- Allie Mae!
Dinner #2-- nope

22. If so, do they get Thanksgiving scraps?

Allie stole a huge turkey wing after dinner when nobody was looking!!! She didn't get to keep it though!!


23. Who carves the turkey?

Dinner #1 -Peter
Dinner #2 - Me


24. Have you ever had to make Thanksgiving all on YOUR OWN?

I've hosted some and cooked for all of them, but never done the entire meal by myself.

25. Do you get along with the people you have thanksgiving with?

Definitely!! <3

26. Is your Thanksgiving formal, or do you just do whatever? 

def not formal, comfy-casual maybe!

Thankful November {Day 27}

~♥♥♥~ gratitude ---- If you allow others to repin freely then I invite you to do the same from me!


DAY 27 - KINDNESS

:O) :O)

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Reading this made me think of Tobias in Divergent. When he told Tris about his tattoos.....

Choose being kind over being right

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I still remember kind words spoken to me years and years ago ... I hold on to them with all my might as I battle on towards recovery from the painful things in the past. Speak kindly ... You may impact a person more deeply than you realize.

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Thankful November {Day 25 & 26}

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DAY 25 & 26 - SURPRISE & LOVE

This time last year, we were in store for the best surprise!!! 





This past year has been a whirlwind of emotions....excitement, fear, concern, worry, joy, happiness, and love. I am most thankful this year for God's mercy and love. April 22nd started out as just an ordinary day, but by 8:54 that night, our world was turned completely upside down. The first few days, weeks, were scary, but thank you Lord, today this precious mommy is here with this beautiful and thriving baby girl to love along with a daddy who adores them both. 















This little girl melts my heart! I am so in love with this adorable, perfect, and precious child! <3

Thankful-Grateful-Blessed

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Thankful November {Day 23 & 24}

Blessed Thanksgiving Chalkboard Printable

Day 23 & 24 - HANDMADE & MENTOR

I was just talking the other day about how much I miss Dad making things for me. From pieces of furniture to arrows made from old pallets, he was my Norm Abram. I could easily go to the store and buy these things, BUT, I like the original, and I love when Dad made it!! <3 He has, I think, officially hung up his tool belt. This makes me sad for several reasons. :O( I have a new project in mind, a breakfast bar for the kitchen. I don't like the normal, I don't want a carbon copy, I want a Dad original, from my idea (that he looks at me like really??? then draws it out on paper and it's exactly what I want!!). :O)

I think the idea he thought craziest was the coffee table makeover....







It's one of my FAVORITE pieces!!!!


So, I will probably still stick with my handmade ideas, I just need to find a new Norm.....somehow I have a feeling they will never measure up to Dad. <3


Thankful November {Day 22}

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Day 22 - DESSERT

Desserts first! - Brer Rabbit Molasses is pure, all-natural sweetness anyone can enjoy. brerrabbit.com #dessert #quotes #food:

But seriously, that's not me. I love, love food, but believe it or not, if sweets were not in the world, I would not miss them. I rarely bake, but cook - oh how I LOVE to cook, baking, not so much. Peter, the boys, nor myself have to have dessert, so we usually skip it. Of the four of us, Nathan is the sweets eater, but only certain things. Now don't get me wrong, the occasional donut or slice of pie is delicious, and of course, desserts at Disney---out of this world (and included in the dining plan so technically we have to eat dessert), but on any normal day, I'm sweets free!

Which brings we to Thanksgiving......



pecan or pumpkin??? I usually take a slither of both! YUM!!

Friday, November 25, 2016

{november day book}


Friday November 25, 2016


1. Outside my window.......
nice fall day! Temps: 50


2. Current Status.....
feeling thankful!


3. In the kitchen.....
leftover turkey dinner!!! YUM!!


4. In the backyard.....
hung all the wreaths today but still need to weed 
the flower bed and get rid of all the pumpkins 
before decorating outside!!!


5. A favorite quote this week.....

Blessing 🍃🍂🍁:



6. from the board {Pinterest}.....

We'll be needing Reindeer Food this year!!! :O) 

Magic Reindeer Food ~ Recipe: - 1/4 cup dry oats - 1/4 cup brown sugar - 1 teaspoon cinnamon - Handful of green or red sugar sprinkles. Poem: Sprinkle on the lawn at night, The moon will make it sparkle bright. As Santas reindeer fly and roam, This will guide them to your home!I have seen several different recipes for this... such a fun idea for the kids!: Reindeer Food...add to their Christmas Eve boxes!!:
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7. One of my favorite things.....

GILMORE GIRLS!!! 
Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Blesses the Internet With 4 New Posters, One for Each Season:
"I smell snow" <3

This whimsical tote bag with a Gilmore Girls quote and yellow daises would surely be Lorelai approved!


Luke's Diner - Gilmore Girls:



Team Dean/Team Jess/Team Logan Gilmore Girls Revival Watching Party

(I'm team JESS -- I think his character on "This Is Us" helped sway that decision though) :O)

Stars Hollow Gilmore Girls Shirt:

Today was the release of Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life on Netflix! I used every bit of data (plus a few extra gigs) so that Mom & I could watch!! We've watched 2/4 episodes so far.....LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! <3




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*my calendar*

-NOVEMBER-

11/02 crew change!
11/03 CT scan (wisdom teeth probs!!)
11/10 "early" Thanksgiving
11/15 crew change
11/16-17 Mother/Daughter get-away
11/18 Bazaar 
11/22 Kamry 7 months
 11/24 Thanksgiving
 5 days - 11/30 crew change


-DECEMBER-

  8 days - 12/03 Tea with Mrs. Claus :O) :O)
13 days - 12/08 {Family Dinner} 
17 days - 12/12 Mom's birthday
19 days - 12/14 crew change (P)
20 days - 12/15 Christmas Brunch at F.C. <3
27 days - 12/22 Kamry 8 months old!!
29 days - 12/24 Christmas Eve!
30 days - 12/25 *CHRISTMAS*
33 days 12/28 - crew change--Peter home for Christmas!!! :O)
36 days - 12/31 New Years Eve :O)

-JANUARY-

37 days - 1/01 hello 2017!!
45 days - 1/09 Wisdom Teeth out! :O(
58 days - 1/22  Kamry 9 months old!!
60 days - 1/24 Wanda's birthday
62 days - 1/26 Derek & Uncle Louis birthday

-FEBRUARY-

81 days - 2/14 Happy Valentine's Day <3 <3
89 days - 2/22 Kamry 10 months old!!

photo dump friday: 11/05 - 11/25

11-05

Big Girl!!!



11-06

rolls for days....



11-08

look what happens when aunt Danielle comes to visit!! :O) <3


11-10

our early family Thanksgiving



11-17

MINNIE <3 LOVE

Kamry fell in love with this giant Minnie Mouse while in the mall. Daddy said there was no way they could come home without it!! :O)








11-21

just a girl & her dog...




11-22

7 months old!!!! :O)

• 16 lbs 5 oz & 25.2 inches long
• supported sitter
• reaches for everything
• loves baby food
• thinks daddy is hillarious!


Daddy is funny!!


11-23

what a doll!!! 


her new best friend <3


Kamry's First Thanksgiving 
11-24-16