Days 17-24

Day 17 - I'm thankful for watching a sunrise.

Day 18 - I'm thankful for cousins. I always had so much fun playing with cousins, I'm glad Oscar and Alice have some awesome ones.

Day 19 - I'm thankful for silliness, and kids that remind me to enjoy some silliness.

Day 20 - I'm thankful for hikes in crunchy leaves

Day 21 - I'm thankful for adventures!

Day 22 - I'm thankful for aunts and uncles. I have some pretty amazing ones and so do my kids. Plus, Jeremy is an awesome uncle.

Day 23 - I'm thankful for crossing things off a bucket list. Our trip to Ohio was jam-packed full of goodness. We crossed off things we didn't even think to add to the list.

Day 24 - I'm thankful to be home after a long night of traveling. -


Days 15 & 16

I'm thankful for desk calendars with lots of doodle space

And road trips!


Day 14

I'm thankful that I'm healthy enough to donate blood for those that need it.


Days 11, 12 & 13

Day 11 - I'm thankful for all the men and women who have served and are serving our country.

Day 12 - I'm thankful for Monday night Skype sessions with Gramma and Grampa.

Day 13 - I'm thankful for hot tea on a chilly night.


Day 10

I'm thankful for crafty days with my SIL, Danielle. We get some crafting done and usually a lot of eating and project runway watching.

Bucket List Update!

Here's a picture of Oscar's Halloween lunch (apple smiles, witch fingers, ghost and moon cheese, cream cheese and jelly on whole wheat jack-o-lantern, grapes and candy corn) and a quick update on our bucket list. We've gotten a lot of things done, a lot of them are linked to the related blog posts.  There are a few that don't have their own post, and I'll throw some pictures down below of those. We're not going to make it to the Scottish games this year - boo - but we've had lots of other fun, so I don't feel too bad about it. With our road trip to Ohio coming up in less than a week we won't have a lot of time for crossing things off the list, so I'm glad they are mostly done.  I'm thinking about taking some crafting supplies (though Robyn probably has plenty) to Ohio and making handprint turkeys while we are there if time allows.

Fall Bucket List

Despite carrying the camera and phone around with me all evening, the only pictures of our bonfire/s'mores/dutch oven cooking that I got were these of Alice and Oscar riding in a wagon.

Here's one with actual fire!

And then on Thursday Jeremy was working around here, so he had to cash his check in Waynesboro instead of Mobile. Conveniently, I was just getting done at work in Waynesboro, so he picked me up and we had a mini-date at the ice cream place. We felt adventurous and tried a deep fried Twinkie.

Halloween treats

Alice helped me fix up some cookies for Oscar's class. 

They were fun and delicious, but no bonus points for healthy. 

I wrapped them up in bags, with twine, and spider rings.

And sent them off in an ice cream bucket in hopes that they wouldn't crumble on the way to school. The bucket came home empty, so I'm guessing that means they were good!

Leaf art

Here is our finished leaf art and a few in progress pictures.

Perfect picnic and pictures

A few days before Halloween we had a quick picnic. It was chilly and wonderful!

Peanut butter and honey, cream cheese and jelly, apples, grapes, cheese and pickles. It was a VERY yummy picnic. We also drank my last 3 cans of Vernor's and had some hot spiced cider afterwards.

Afterwards we tried to get a few family pictures, which was a little bit difficult with the tiny tripod I brought. Also a bit hilarious because I was trying to run around trees and stumps to get back before the camera took the picture.

close enough..

We also got a few pictures of Oscar in a tree...

And so Alice insisted she needed to sit in a tree as well.

 Then we went for our nature walk and gathered leaves for doing leaf art.

And before heading home we rolled down some hills.

This was Oscar's first time rolling down hills - I think he's a fan.

That night we also tried out apple nachos - deliciousness!!  


Day 9

I'm thankful for the food we have. Even when it's just ramen.


On Halloween night we headed to a few places to trick-or-treat and trunk-or-treat. I got a few more pictures of the kiddos, plus a few of us.

I asked Oscar if I could take a picture with his light saber hanging from this belt, and I think he wasn't sure what to do with his hands.

One of Alice with her hood up. I think this one shows her belt a bit better.

Oscar wanted to pose with Alice.. I wish I could get good pictures right away - by the time they are both holding still they've given up on smiling because they're tired of getting their picture taken.

Jeremy used things he already had and then borrowed a mask from Lane. I'm always glad when he gets some use out of that cloak. Cloak making takes a LOT of fabric.

And I actually had time for my "costume" this year! Pinspiration.

And I had some time to throw on some shimmer, lashes and bold blue eyeliner. Oh how I love to play dress up!!


Day 8

I'm thankful for my job. Today was a really good day at work. One mom called to ask for advice on weaning her TWO YEAR OLD! I'm excited when moms around here breastfeed for a week or a month, so this was a real treat! I also talked to a couple moms that are so ready to make breastfeeding work and sounded genuinely happy that they could call me for help. And one mom that is doing an amazing job breastfeeding her son, but just needed some reassurance. I'm so glad that I was there to answer some of their questions.


Day 7

I'm thankful for breastfeeding, the grumpy toddler cure.


Day 6

Today I'm thankful that even though It's usually a choice between crappy, crappier, won't win or wont win, I've got the right to vote.

I'm ALSO thankful that Jeremy was born on this day 29 years ago.


Day 5

I'm thankful for my new/temporary work space in the dining room corner. I plan on doing lots of handmade Christmas presents, so it'll be nice not to have milk spilled on my projects at dinnertime.