Wednesday, November 30, 2016

2016 Thanksgiving + other stuff

Hey there everyone!  I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.  Here is how things have gone for us the last few weeks...

I was able to attend our annual Women's Dinner at church.  A few weeks prior, a homeless (I think) lady sat next to me at church and I bought her a ticket too.  She didn't show, but she is still in my thoughts and prayers.  Her name is Brittany if you could please remember her.

Clarice and I enjoyed going to a Thanksgiving Feast at our church/her preschool...
 She isn't in this picture, but it was so cute I had to include it...


The weekend before last I was able to go to the 2016 Belong Tour with a few ladies from church.  It was really good.  I'm definitely a new fan of Jen Hatmaker.  She was one of the main speakers.  I'm going to be ordering her book from the library. 

For Thanksgiving day we all went over to my brother's house.  It was a lot of fun and everyone enjoyed seeing the kids. 
Time for a nap after the meal...lol!
 My Baba...

Matt entertained the kids with a Pick-the-leaf-off-the-tree game...just helping out mother nature...(I think this was the day after Thanksgiving)

We also stopped by the cemetery to see the grave of Lance (who our Lance is named after)...
 

I wanted something special for us to come back home to on Thanksgiving, so I made a peanut butter pie...it was fabulous!

And lastly, Matt and the kids dropped me off back at home and then went to a park.  I jogged up there and we walked over to a city tree lighting.  We stumbled upon some cool train sets on display for the kids to look at and a cute Christmas tree room for pictures...

 

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Monday, November 14, 2016

life lately


Hey there folks!  Life has been going pretty good lately.  Lance had a much better week at school last week, and CC is talking and learning more each day.  Here is what we've been up to...

 I found a really cute YouTube video titled "5 Rainy Day Activities" and it mentioned putting painters tape on the living room floor and letting the kids race their cars...

I tried doing a few outdoor pictures with the timer on the camera and this was one of my favorites...

Matt and I both really enjoyed cruising through this book I found at the library...

Lance loves kitchen sink bubble baths...

On Saturday afternoon Clarice and I took a stroll into town...for cookies!


I brought the "good" camera with me that day...

And lastly, here are a few of Clarice cuddled up watching a Christmas movie...


 

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

Tell me something good


Hey there friends!  I hope all is well.  We are having a much better week than last week.  I thought it would be fun to do a post about the various things we read.  Although I might be in the minority, I still love to read the newspaper!  They don't deliver on Monday, Tuesday, or Saturday, but it feels like a mild accomplishment when I can finally make it to mid-week and get my newspaper on Wednesday morning!  It always feels like the rest of the week is down hill after that.  


On Sunday mornings I love to get up earlier than anyone else, get my newspaper at the end of the driveway, and crawl back in bed.

My all time favorite columnist is Darrell Huckaby.  He is a self-described "lint head from Porterdale, Ga."  A few years ago I may or may not have put a notebook together... 

A few of those have titles such as, American needs our votes early and often, Longing for sitting around the kitchen table, and Virtues of an afternoon nap.  

Another of my favorites is Ronda Rich who writes about being a Southern woman, days gone by, and her family roots in the North Georgia mountains.  I recently looked her up on YouTube and found that she has done many speaking engagements.  My favorite one though was her video of making buttermilk biscuits in which she didn't measure anything!

Lastly, I'll mention Rob Jenkins.  He writes for the Gwinnett Daily Post on Sundays, and has a published book titled Family Man:  The Art of Surviving Domestic Tranquility.  He unashamedly writes about family life and the importance of Christian principles in the home...and he occasionally has a rant on local road repairs...lol!

Well, I hope you all liked these.  Please let me know if there is a favorite newspaper columnists you follow.  I'm like a sponge when it comes to interesting articles and columns, and I've love to look them up!

  


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Halloween weekend


Hey, there everyone.  We're running high on pictures and low on blog posts, so I thought I would go ahead and post.  Here is how our Halloween weekend went...

Love these fall colors...this was at our local library

On Sunday after church Lance and I went to another church's fall festival where he got to ride a tractor train and then go out to lunch...

 
When CC and I went to McDonald's on Monday, everyone went crazy about how cute she looked...here is one of her "feeding" her pet dog Lola some pancakes...

Thankfully Matt got off work a little early on Monday and we all took a long walk to an authentic Mexican restaurant up the street.  We only trick or treated at the neighbor's house, but really enjoyed sitting outside handing out candy. 


Hope y'all have a great week.  :)

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016

pumpkin pictures + other stuff + vent


Well here are some more of our pumpkin pictures from the other day.  I can't believe how cute these turned out!





For the "other stuff"....I finally got to vote.  I was thankful it only took a half hour.  

Dollar Tree has Thomas the Tank Engine Christmas wrapping paper.  I know people tease me for always trying to rush Christmas...I'm just saying...  ;)  

And finally if I can vent for a minute...we had our first speech therapy appointment for Lance yesterday and that part went really well.  He was supposed to go to OT for another half hour after that, and the person he was supposed to meet with wasn't there...ugh!  I was so upset!  I told the receptionist that that was very unprofessional.  Thankfully they had an opening for someone else and they chased us down in the parking lot to bring us back in...but not before another mom we know from school came up to us and told us what a hard time Lance had at school that day.  Are people really that mean?  It just turned out to be an awful day and then later in the evening a certain someone pooped on the living room floor.  I was so over it! 

I know none of us have a perfect life.  I'm tyring to be thankful for the many, many days that things do go well.  Anyway, thanks for letting me vent for a minute!


 

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