Wednesday, November 30, 2011


the fourth thursday in november has passed.

the company has gone home.

the turkey is all gone.

but there is one thing still hanging around.

the thanksgiving.

a holiday we choose to celebrate all year.

we are so greatly blessed.

by our most amazing God.

and for that we will ever give thanks.

Happy Thanksgiving, all year long.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

thanks and love.

today might be my most favorite day.

a day of thanks to our most gracious God.

a day of love spent together.

with my favorite people.

especially these two.

my little miss two year old.

who accessorized for our morning hike.

she brings our home such joy.

and spunk.

and my sweet sweet boy.

who has a heart as big as the sky.

and has his mama wrapped around his finger.

Thanks and love.
God is so good.
Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 18, 2011

thankful thursday.

I am so grateful for our kiddos's school.
and yes, that is a picture of George W. on the door frame.

a place that is simply magical.

a place that truly loves my babies.

where they feel so safe and supported.

and are a part of something much bigger.

where each child is special and celebrated.

and are allowed to make messes. crafts. and most certainly friends.

and wash bikes. and cook loads of food. and learn totally awesome things I didn't even know.

They pray to God. and pledge allegiance to The Flag.

but the part I am most grateful for are the people there.

They wipe noses. check food labels. and are cheering on
the ones I hold most dear.
and for that, I am ever thankful.

people who love on our babies is one of 
God's sweetest blessings.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

preschool thanksgiving.

ladies and gentlemen. it's showtime.

today was the great preschool thanksgiving program.

there was singing.

beautiful. loud. like sing your heart out singing.

there was sign language.

there was even instrument playing.

we were in awe.

and so proud of our little Indians.

our silly little,

totally wild,

peace paint wearing! Indians.

Trent Teepeetent and Tiger Lila we love you so.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

practice makes perfect.

tomorrow is the preschool thanksgiving program.
and someone has cold feet.

a bit nervous about the Indian Peace Paint he is to wear
while singing a whole medley of songs on stage.

he asked if he could practice so he wouldn't be scared.
and like any good mother, of course I obliged.

I just had no idea he didn't mean the songs.

but the good news is: practice does make perfect.

and he's given me the thumbs up for tomorrow.

stay tuned for the real deal. and paint. tomorrow.
now let's wash this off before Dad gets home.

Friday, November 11, 2011

thankful thursday.

I am so grateful for children that grow.

I love to watch them think.

and wonder.

and learn.

I am amazed at their thoughts. their words. and prayers.

I love when they need nails trimmed. longer pants. and bigger boots.

I am so thankful I was given the gift to guide my growing babes.

and even more thankful for the one who guides me.