|dog i love.
reason i need a nap today.
Category: my family
i’m the only one in the house that still has mine. other than chewy.
ugh. i don’t want to be sick.
but it’s coming.
you know that feeling? when your head hurts, your tonsils (glands) hurt, you start to feel achy?
i did have a good saturday. i made a blanket for someone’s bday. (can’t say who, in case they read my blog)
slept till noon, although i hadn’t planned on it.
sorted through photos and supplies for a scrapbooking job i’m doing. anxious to get started on that next week.
had hoped that my order from papertreyink would arrive today, but it didn’t. guess it will be here monday.
on to traditions.
marking the beginning of december. the big countdown to Christmas.
(i’m not talking that actual “advent”, just the playful countdown till the 25th)
i love the Christmas SEASON. not just the 25th, but the entire time from thanksgiving to the 25th of december.
i love the hustle & bustle. i love the weather. i love the shopping. the planning. the list-making. the baking. the music. the decorations. the snow. the thinking of others. secrets. surprises. anticipation.
ALL of it.
so, ever since nick was little, we have always had a fun advent calendar for him to countdown the days.
or just a calendar with little doors to open and read, there was always something. just for him.
obviously, at age 14, legos & playmobils aren’t so cool.
last year, we didn’t have any and it just seemed sad. a small tradition that was missing from the season.
so this year, when i saw this one, i thought it was perfect! i could decorate it and fill it with things that are age appropriate. just a little something to add excitement to each day in december. AND it could be reused each year. another added bonus. ali edwards made an awesome one last year and posted it on her blog. i love her idea also!
well, all of this talk about the holiday season—i can’t wait!!!!
but enough for now. i think i will go put some cozy jammies on and sink into bed.
what’s one of your favorite traditions? leave a comment!
|aren’t they cute? i built it while sorting through thousands, (literally), thousands of legos for the garage sale.
well, tomorrow’s the day! rise & shine! bright & early! full day of garage sale at the church. praying that we make a nice chunk of change for missions. my goal is to make more than last year…. so far, this year’s sale has gone surprisingly well! no injuries, (last year nick had his finger crushed between tables and required stitches), last year, on the night before the sale, we were there quite late finishing up, but today we were out of there and eating dinner by 6:00!!! whatta blessing! people said that i was crazy for doing ‘another garage sale so soon’. they didn’t think that we could fill an entire gym again with enough items—-they were wrong!!!! God allowed things to go smoothly & blessed us with enough items to fill the gym! i can’t wait to see what amazing things God will do tomorrow!
need some scrappy inspiration? i have been looooving this website! sooo many talented girls! check them out!!
|sitting on your cozy couch? blog-surfing and online shopping? need a break? try cmstreaming.com my hubby just released this latest addition to his cmspin network.
give it a looksie!
|watched a cute movie today….penelope…..cute little love story.
spur-of-the-momently went to a antique flea market, (huge place)…didn’t even make it through the entire place before they closed.
below are my 3 ‘finds’.
also ate a yummy meal at Max & Erma’s.
over-all good day. thanks, hubby. wink wink