Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Life's been a little hectic, so I haven't had a chance to post in a while. I didn't get to participate in Kelli's Giving Thanks post, like I wanted to, but I'll put a few pics on here of my decorations before I take them down. Today was filled with a lot of family and food (we stuffed ourselves!). We ate at my cousin's house and I think everyone really enjoyed themselves a lot! Christian's (my baby boy) birthday was yesterday, and one of my little cousins was this past Saturday, so they got to enjoy singing in their honor and a cake too! I'm so thankful for my family and God allowing us to enjoy each other's company today! Hope everyone had a great day also!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Giving Thanks - My Blessings

These are my greatest blessings and I thank God for them everyday! Not only were we blessed to have two lovely daughters by birth, but then we received four more blessings by adoption. There is never a dull moment in our household! We might not get invited to many houses because of our size, and people in restaurants and stores may stare trying to "figure" us out, but that's okay, because this was God's plan! I wouldn't trade it for the world!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Not The Brightest Idea!

Being the only day that was feasible, I decided to have a yard sale this morning. Why did I pick the only day in North Texas that it decides to be 43 degrees with hideous winds???? I pulled out all my daughter's stuff (she moved in a room with her sister because of new little bro), and proceeded to sit outside wrapped up in a blanket (with my orange creme cappucino) and sell, sell, sell! I sold $2 worth of stuff, which caused me to break even for the $0.97 signs I bought at Wal-Mart, that blew off into the sunset. Hence, only one sale, because my advertisement is somewhere in the prairie fields of North Texas by now!!! Anyhoo, now I know to only have garage sales when the whole subdivision has one. You live and learn! :)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Show & Tell Friday: Fab Fall Find!

I went to the mall last Saturday and I couldn't resist going in one of my fav stores, Kirkland's. Much to my surprise, they had Halloween/Fall decorations on sale for 75% off! This wreath was regularly $29.99 and I got it for $7.50!!! Made me want to cut a step!:) My door is ready for Thanksgiving now!!! If you have a Kirkland's nearby, check them out for decorations! They had some awesome Christmas goodies too!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Did You Vote? I Did!!!!

I'm so proud of myself and my hubby! Today was our first time ever voting! Yeah, I know, we are sheltered "kids" who don't get out much! Hee Hee! On a serious note, though, my parents didn't vote for religious reasons (as my mom put it), so I was never interested. My hubby felt like it didn't matter if he did or not, so he never did. Well after 43 and 44 years, respectively, we both got out there this morning and did it! Of course it had to be a comical undertaking for us, or it just wouldn't have been right! After dropping our oldest off at Cosmetology class, we passed a fire station where they were voting. Hubby forgot his medicine that I was going to have to go home and get after dropping him off, so he said we could come back to that one. Well, when I came back to pick him up (an hour later), I passed another fire station right across the street from his job and he said we could just go there. We parked, got out and were greeted by the sweetest little old ladies! We told one that it was our first time and she was so happy and told us it was her first time working there! After searching for our names, which were not there, we were told that we were supposed to go to a different location closer to our house! Hence, the journey to find the unknown, never heard of elementary school where we were supposed to be! After following directions on my iPhone and making a few wrong turns, we made it!!! It was a painless process, in which I learned to color in the boxes instead of checking them off as I initially started to do!!! Wow, if the candidates only knew the trauma involved in filling their offices! (Smile)

Sorry my picture is blurry! My camera kept giving me an image with a hideous ghostly glare (Halloween is over, ok), and this was the best one I could get with my phone.