Saturday, November 28, 2009

It's that time of year!

It's time for me to overload you with pictures!!! We shall start with our family pictures taken last weekend by our Aunt Karen. (If you are on've already seen these!) Enjoy!

We like to keep it real.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Today I am thankful that our sweet Auntie Karen is celebrating her 48th birthday. I remember this past spring very vividly. I got news that Karen had received a diagnosis of breast cancer. I sobbed for a short while because I didn't want her to have to go through this. But then I stopped and prayed. God reminded me of HIS power and of Karen's faith in HIM. She did her chemo, dealt with the sickness and all the other lovely side effects, rang the survivor bell and is currently growing some new hair! All the while taking pictures for people and creating memories they will treasure for a lifetime!
In the words of Cohen, "OH I just love that Auntie Karen!"

Monday, November 23, 2009


Today I am SO thankful that my kids still mess up the words to Christmas songs. We were listening to "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" today in the car. All of the sudden, Claire busts up laughing. "MOM!!! That guy just said TIGHTIES!"

"Ohhhh TIGHTIES of comfort and joy!!"

If I sold underwear, that would totally be in my jingle.

Sunday, November 22, 2009


Today I am thankful that my formal living room is decorated for Christmas! It's so shiny and bright!
(Pay no attention to the bottom of the tree. I won't buy a new tree skirt until after Christmas and I forgot to shove a blanket under there!)