It's tradition around here to make gingerbread houses out of graham crackers with the kiddos the day after thanksgiving....we turn up the Christmas tunes and go at it and make one big mess! Gotta love frosting and candy strewn all over the kitchen! ( I'm still finding frosting stuck to my clothes hours later!) But it's such a fun time, and I love it so much...it's so worth the mess! ( oh, and that little pink house in the picture is the one I made with all the left over candy, which btw, way there wasn't much of. Ha!)
So now we're into the Christmas season. I'm not too excited yet, but I'm sure I will be soon. Yesterday was such a lovely day...didn't do much but eat and play with the kiddos, but lots of special memories! How was your thanksgiving?
I'm off to pack for spending the weekend with friends! Happy weekend!
Okay, so I have to admit I wasn't excited for thanksgiving until I woke up this morning. It really hit me laying in bed this morning that I didn't have to go to work today! No more work till next week! yay! That means I could have slept in, but by then I was to excited to sleep. Who wants to sleep when there baking to do and a house to clean! I already have half of my to-do list completed...I'm cruisin'! I made pecan pie for the first time today - easy peasy! why haven't I ever made it before today?
I love the accessories paired with one on the left and of course, Sydney from The Daybook can make anything look cute!
That jacket with the fur collar is sooooo cute! I really need one of those.
It's hard to believe that in just about one more week the Christmas season will be upon us. I've been sooo careful this month to avoid thinking about Christmas, listening to that music, and even looking at ideas. ( you should be so proud of me!) Trying to savor every last moment of fall. I didn't get very many things done off my fall want-to-do list, but oh well! Got a few more pictures taken the other day before the rest of the leaves all fell off the trees. Now they look so bare and cold! ( time for them to be covered in some pretty snow now!)
Here's a pretty little tune I've enjoyed listening to this week.
I just realized today that I have just two things left on my 2011 goal list to finish. Just TWO! I totally can't believe it...and those last two things I am hurriedly working on - they are so going to get done. This is like the first time ever that I will have completed my entire year goal list! I'm am soooo over the top excited. Am so going to celebrate when I mark that last one off! Yes, that was random.
Happy Tuesday, Lovelies!
I am thinking of taking another one tonight at 11:11pm....after all, how often will this happen?! Happy Friday!
Happy Monday, lovelies!
Loving the coziness and warmth of sweaters
Looking out the window and seeing the leaves blowing around.
Savoring the yumminess of a cup of tea every morning.
Excited for the month of November.
Listening - to this song. Oh so pretty!
Grateful for friends.
Liking this post "The Silliness of Busyness" by Courtney Carver. It was meant for me.
Eating dried apples. Mmmm so good.
Loving leaving for work early enough to catch the end of the sun rise.
Enjoying the sound of quietness.
Grateful for sister to sister talks. Every girl needs this often.
Reading ‘See You at The Top’ over and over again.
Wishing everyday could be as lovely as yesterday.