Friday, December 14, 2012

Insta Friday

Hello friends.
This is a sad Friday.
This Friday I pray harder and squeeze my kids tighter.

I am so truly blessed.
And so heartbroken for those that lost loved ones today.

There is too much sadness out there in this world.

Let's spread love and goodness
and teach love and goodness.

Here is our week in snap shots.
life rearranged
 This week we went to Hometown Holiday with some good buddies.
It was cold, but fun.
We rode in a barrel train, rocked all the free samples, and saw Santa.  
We saw reindeer.
Which was the coolest part if you ask me.
Frisbee was up to his usual tricks.
I don't get the elf haters.
I say live and let live.
It is fun.
The haters are missing out.
I volunteered at the kids Christmas program rehearsal.
I hope the cow and the donkey focus better on Sunday.
I'm in charge of making sure the cast is in the right the right time.
I had a nightmare about it the other night.  
Where my underwear were showing in front of the entire parish.  
It was an awful dream.  
Not kidding.  
I'm experiencing some serious anxiety over this volunteering task.
It is going to be an entertaining nativity anyway.
Pray my underwear don't show.
I'm going to wear my longest sweater.
Now that this little man is walking, he never stops.
This is what it is like trying to get a picture of him now.  
It usually ends in a wet slobbery open mouth kiss as he falls into me.
It's the best.
Even if all my pictures are blurry.
My BFF and I did a little shopping the other day.
I fell in love with this dress.
So simple, yet elegant.
We kinda bonded.
I pretended to have somewhere fun to wear it to 
and thought about what kind of shoes I would wear with it...
then I came back to reality and we went our separate ways.
Cupcake liners + mason jar = pure happiness
Thank you pinterest.
True story:
The picture on the left makes me mean and cranky.
The picture on the right makes me nice and happy.
These are the kind of text conversations I have with Andy.
I don't really get him sometimes.
90's pop radio
and I am back in High School again.
In a good not awkward teenager way.
I knocked out a pillowcase dress, a blind hem, and 8 stockings this week.
Sewing is my therapy.
I think it would be so cool to make costumes for a theater one day.
Possibly stressful, but cool.
This kid cracks me up.
It's the little things in life.
Like discovering yourself in the side of a toaster.
Over and over again.
The highlight of our week was our Polar Express outing.
We watched Polar Express one afternoon.
I printed tickets from HERE...
Set them on the kiddo's beds without them knowing...
Andy popped popcorn and made hot chocolate while I got the kids in their pj's...
Then he punched their tickets as they boarded the Polar Express 
that looked a lot like our Honda Odyssey.
Frisbee creeped into the van without the kids seeing...
Then we drove around, with Christmas music blaring  and
looked at Christmas lights.  
It was the best free family outing ever. 


Anonymous said...

Thanks for being the best mom ever-
AJ, Abby, Brody

Anne Bickle said...

So many good things in this one. First, I am not familiar with the Elf Shelf thing, but he looks so cute and I love seeing all the different pictures of him. // 2nd, LOVE that dress! At least you had those 2 minutes together. You will always have those. // 3rd, That text convo cracks me up. // 4th, LOVE the Polar Express idea. That. Is. Awesome. // 5th, You are super cool. // Have a great week.

Our Little Bubble said...

The kids have made us drive by that last house 3x already, they call it the ginger bread house :) Cute Polar Express idea!!