Friday, November 25, 2011

Even More Thanks

11.19.11: I am thankful for Saturdays at home.

11.20.11: I am thankful for my Barton Girls.
{my college bffs}

11.21.11: I am thankful for technology 
and staying connected to family and friends.
{one friend translated this as: I am thankful for texting and so I don't have to actually pick up the phone!
I added: Also, for fb so family can watch SBJ grow through pictures!} 
11.22.11: I am thankful for Play Date.
{drop-off child care}

11.23.11: I am thankful for my car.

11.24.11: I am thankful for delicious food. {...and stretchy pants!}

Hope everyone had a blessed Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The B in SBJ...

For nearly 3 years,
the "B"
in SBJ
has stood
for "baby"....
now, it stands for 
Our "Sweet Baby"
will be a big brother
around May 2012!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanks for lunch...

SBJ had a Thanksgiving Feast 
at school today, 
so we had a light 
Muffin Tin Thanksgiving lunch
when he got home.

Veggie chips,
Pumpkin dessert

Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 18, 2011

More Thanks

Happy Thankful Thursday!
{yes, I know it is Friday...we have had a lot going on, again}
Here is my week in thanks...

11.11.11: I am thankful for my freedom 
and all the veterans that selflessly defend it.

 11.12.11: I am thankful for The Treehouse.

11.13.11: I am thankful for faith, forgiveness, and abiding love.

 11.14.11: I am thankful for my Grandmother
and all the wonderful memories I have with her.

11.15.11: I am thankful for MOPS.

 11.16.11: I am thankful for my mommy-bffs.

11.17.11: I am thankful for everyone's 
prayers, calls, and messages this week.
Here is an update:
~My grandmother's burial is today in Tampa.
I am sad I cannot be there,
but we will have a memorial service 
when we are all together next month.
~The hubs is recovering from shoulder surgery.
He is still in pain, but resting.

11.18.11: I am thankful for the little town I live in.
{wouldn't the girl that hated it here 13 years ago be surprised}

Monday, November 14, 2011


Happy Monday!

The shape of the month 
at SBJ's school
is Triangle.
So we had a
attempt at a 
Triangle Muffin Tin Dinner
last week.
Basically it was just dinner in
triangle muffin cups...
Strawberry Applesauce
Cheese triagles
Taco Soup

Friday, November 11, 2011

Bedside Table

I have still been working on Forgetting the Before...but we have had several "family-things" come up as well as a super busy schedule {seriously, when is life not busy!?}.

Recently, I worked on the top drawer of my bedside table. It had become a "catch-all" for the hubs' "stuff" I took all of that out and put in the things that I wanted next to the bed for me. I have my iPad charger in a glass prep-bowl, iPad, current book, current devotion, pens, and notebooks. There is even room if I find that there are other things I need to have.

This post is a part of the 52 Weeks of Organizing challenge I am doing with I'm an Organizing Junkie

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Thankful Month continued

11.4.11: I am thankful for my boys ~ the hubs, sbj, and Howey.
11.5.11: I am thankful for my old school boys. 
11.6.11: I am thankful for my bfitwww and my 1920.
 11.7.11: Today I choose to be thankful for a messy house. It means that we are having fun and staying busy. There are certainly days I wish it was clean, but that wouldn't be a lot of fun for any of us.
 11.8.11: I am thankful for the new little accent SBJ has picked up. 
11.9.11: I am thankful for pecans. 
{JWC fundraiser-time}

11.10.11: I am thankful for my mama and daddy-o.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


I have always
been a fan of gift registries.
I think they are genius.
For years I have wished I could 
register for and and all occasions.

Now, thanks to,
I have an online Wish List
that I can share with family and friends!
So. Smart.

I have even started 
a private wish list
where I will gather gift ideas
for friends and family!

I know some people 
aren't big fans of registries...
but I think they are fantastic!
They help take the guess-work out...
and for some of the items of my list
they are just for "inspiration"
~ I have found something
online and noted,
"I like this, but doesn't have to be exact."

Also, I think this is so much
than sending family 
a list of gift ideas.

So, thank you Amazon
for helping make some of 
my Want-It Wishes come true!
ps. Amazon doesn't know me, only my online account. I wrote this post only because I am loving the 
Wish List idea...not for any Amazon-sponsored reason! :)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Fall List

...well, a few things
on our Fall Wagon List
have gotten done 
and a few have not.
{so far} 

We did:
Go to the Pumpkin Patch
Go to Woodbine

 Go apple picking Sort of
went to the farm and picking season was over...
so we picked from the bins.

We did not:
Go to the Hot Air Balloon Festival
{it was the same weekend we went to Woodbine}
Visit a Fire Station
{but a few Firemen, Sparky the "dog", and the Fire Truck did come to school}

Oh well, will move them
to the list for next year!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Thankful Month

For the 3rd year,
on Facebook,
I am doing a daily
"I am thankful" post.
So for Thankful Thursdays 
this month,
I will do a recap
and include photos when I can!
11.1.11: I am thankful for awesome bils, sils, and sil2bs!
11.2.11: I am thankful for SBJ's little preschool.
 11.3.11: I am thankful for SLEEP!

I hope you have a blessed, thankful month!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


For today's Want it Wednesday
I am going pretty simple.
I want a long,
for my family,
my friends,
and myself.

Who doesn't, right?

I love this photo
{taken 10+ years ago on a family trip to Maine}.
It only sort of has anything to do with the post.
I love how it captures happiness
especially the happiness of my Grandma in the background.
My thoughts are with my Grandma today.