Tuesday, November 30, 2010

just checking in...

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

We had a good one...a few sad moments, but a good visit.  I haven't talked about it on the blog yet, but my grandma passed away this summer after we got back from Korea.  Eventually, I'll write something about the summer, about her, but not tonight.

So, Thanksgiving BINGO wasn't quite the same, but we had fun.  It made me miss her, and I spent some time looking out the back window at her birds and the pond.  Realizing it will be our last time at her house for the annual event was bittersweet.  The pumpkin torte helped.  :)

I went to Target tonight.  Kidless.  I had a coffee.  It was just a coffee, black...just in case you were wondering.  I'm not sure why I have so much energy.  Was it the little ol' coffee, or the fact I left the house sans girls.  Hmmm...not completely sure!

Anyhow, I'm up late figuring this out.  Why do I find all these great ideas, and then here I sit printing/gluing/organizing the night before I'm supposed to be implementing them?  If you can figure this one out, please email me immediately--I need your help.  If you have the chance, spend some time on her website.  I have been so touched by many of her posts.  Amazing.

This project included a trip to Lowe's after the visist to Target.  The. Longest. Trip. Ever.  For one item.  I went to get our Jesse Tree...it is what I envisioned, with the bonus of being sprayed with some sort of all natural glitter!  Won't the girls be so impressed?!  Excited to get this started, and look forward to celebrating in a more meaningful way this year.  I also ordered the Advent Wreath from A Holy Experience...it is on its way to Korea.  Nice.  Guess I should check the Paypal address?!  Oh well, there's next year for that!

I have also decided to undertake 25 Days of Giving with the girlies...yes, starting in 2 days.  HA.  You may see me on here again tomorrow night!  :)  Can you see a theme here?

Due to my fun trip to Target, we have the first pieces to our Blessed to Bless Bags...oh, my.  Four bags will soon be in my car ready to hand out.  Here is another idea I can't claim, but you betcha we will have some of these in our car.  I'm a little surprised that I didn't have everyone bring the fixin's to Thanksgiving.  Shelbyville doesn't have a large homeless population {or any that I'm aware of!}, so it might not have gone over well.  I am going to forward the idea to a few people/places, and see if anyone might be interested in organizing a little buffet!  For the time being, my little assembly line will be comprised of a 5-year-old & a 2-year-old.  Thankfully, they work for cookies!  :)  Won't you join us?


Ryan, Dawn, Calvin & Alayna said...

LOVE the Blessed to be Blessed Bags! Thanks for sharing all your amazing ideas. Glad you are back safely. Give me a call/email and we should get together again soon.

Anonymous said...

You mean I missed you again??? Glad to see that things are going well. Talk to you sometime!
Jennifer Coleman