Saturday, November 19, 2011

Thanksgiving break

Rebecca has said, and I agree, that she has never seen a state that likes to go to school less than Tennessee. We have a lot of breaks during the year, similar to a year round calendar, without being a year round school system. We got out of school yesterday at 12:30 p.m., and will go back on Nov. 28. A week off at Thanksgiving is a long time, but we will be heading to Indiana and doing lots of visiting, so that will be very nice.

I feel like I need to post what I am thankful for, though I am sure I will miss more than a few things: I am thankful for John. He's funny and loving and a great dad. For the kids, all three of them make me laugh and smile daily. They make me remember to slow down, and sometimes cause me to. I am thankful for my parents and in laws. They have helped in more ways than they will ever know. For all of my friends, near and far. For (don't laugh) free long distance. Helps me feel closer to everyone. For a roof over my head, food on my plate and heat in my house. I am also thankful we found a church we really like with truly nice people. For a vehicle I don't worry too much about. And I am thankful for my health.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

I cannot believe how fast the end of the year is coming! We have Thanksgiving, JACK'S 5TH BIRTHDAY!!!, and then Christmas. Wow. In a year with a major move and a new baby, time flies even faster I think!

Trying to figure out where to put our Christmas tree is proving tricky and the fact that Jack wants us to decorate RIGHT NOW is not putting any less pressure on us! Wonder if he's buying into the early commercialization of Christmas...

Choir practices, Girl Scouts and running club, on top of PTO are making a full schedule! Not to mention each of the big kids have a church Christmas program and one at school! I love it! I do. I just wish we didn't have to rush.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011


  by The Joys of Motherhood
, a photo by The Joys of Motherhood on Flickr.

We had a great party at Lauren's school on Halloween and then got to go trick or treating that night. The kids got a TON of candy and Kate got a nap. It was gorgeous weather!

More later...