Nice "monogram" candles and deep, rich colors. Notice that it says Thanksgiving backwards.
I'm going to dig out my pewter platter & bowl. Pewter is kinda 70's and kinda timeless.
I've never seen photos arranged into the centerpiece - but it could be nice if they were copies and not the real thing.
I love the armoire in the background. Probably cuz it's blue.
I'm liking that wire stand and I'm glad I found this picture because I have a tiered platter that I need to get out for Thanksgiving Day.
Love, love the black in this photo...even more than my black turtleneck and black pants.
aaron and aimee gather around the stroller to welcome suzie and baby
This little bird was featured on the Brave Girls Club's daily email - they always include artwork of someone's rendition of a bird with their inspirational e-note. And they link the art to the artist's blog allowing hundreds of women each year to get exposure and recognition for what they do.
And this "how to live life" poster is a Thanksgiving reminder and English lesson all rolled into one.
The lesson is about adverbs; I know how important this is to everyone today!
An adverb is a word that modifies a verb, an adjective, or another adverb. Adverbs generally answer one of four questions: how, when, where, or to what extent.
Adding the suffix -ly to an adjective commonly turns the word into an adverb.
He responded immediately. (when)
He put it there. (where)
He became extremely happy. (to what extent, modifies adjective)
I love the photo challenge idea that Liz Kartchner's doing on her Dear Lizzy blog (that's her in the picture). She's suggesting her readers take a photo tomorrow at 11:11:11. I suppose it could be morning or night. Then go to her blog and post your photo to the link gadget.
I've been thinking and Googling some ideas for the photo. I could hold up a calendar with the date circled. I could write 11-11-11 at 11:11:11 on a sign and make Mike hold it while I take the picture. I could take a picture of the clock at the exact time. (Could be tricky.)
I can't wait to see people's creativity blossom with this challenge!
Emmett just HAD to be Winnie the Pooh. His mother, Becky, has had a lifelong LOVE of all things Winnie the Pooh starting with watching the original "silly old bear" video over and over when she was a pre-schooler. And when she was a high-schooler. And have I mentioned that she worked at Disney World after college? Yeah, she's a Pooh girl. I didn't know if Emmett would actually wear his costume, but he did! He and his parents and their two-year-old neighbor boy went trick or treating through the whole neighborhood. We were all so surprised and happy about it.
And this little six-week-old sweetie looking so cute in her Minnie Mouse costume.
Here's baby Claire dressed up as a little ladybug. She just tagged along through all the Halloween activities of her three older siblings and smiled that cute little baby smile.
Little Carter, age 3 1/2, started telling me he was going to be Batman in July. He wore his costume constantly until the big day. He painted his pumpkin to look like Woody.
Bailee was a darling little devil all dressed in red. She thought up the idea to paint her pumpkin like candy corn and was excited to do it.
I'm always surprised when the kids start planning their costumes in the summer - their mom is organized that way - none of the last-minute rush for them. Brookie saw her Twister costume in a catalog and then figured out how to do her cute make-up to match.
Yup - those are our little munchkins. We got to see all of them the day before Halloween at Emmett's birthday party, and it was a treat even better than chocolate!
I mentioned on my blog in September that Suzie's pregnancy was an unbelievably long, anxious, never-ending nine months for me. (Yes, I know, it was for Suz and Winston too, but this is all about me lol.) I was so worried; I just wanted this baby to be born. I, along with the whole family, was overwhelmingly grateful for the joy of Suzie's pregnancy after several years of infertility stress, difficult treatments, and disappointments. My impatience seemed to get the best of me, causing me to get all tied up in knots.
One day I opened an email newsletter from the author of "The Secret," a book I read a few years ago and liked and casually agreed with. In the email, there was a quote which said,
"The tighter you try and hold on to something that you are afraid of losing, the more you are pushing it away. Those thoughts are filled with fear, and if you continue to persist, what you fear the most will come upon you.
The words hit me pretty hard. I needed to quit thinking about my fears. I needed to have faith. And so I focused on one thing. I didn't tell Suzie this while she was pregnant - or anyone - because everyone might think I was slightly wacko. But, it helped me so much.
Would she be a cute orange pumpkin?
How about a little fairy princess?
Or maybe a ballerina - that's what her mommy would love - with a pink tutu.
I saw costumes at stores and said to myself, she will be cute as a little bee!
Or a hula girl, or a flower.
Every time my mind would worry, I'd think of another costume.
How about a cowgirl?
A monkey? A ladybug?
And isn't it the cutest costume of all!?
Suzie made the costume with the help of Becky who visited the week before Halloween.
Suz crocheted the little cap with mouse ears and added the red polka dot bow. She made the polka dot skirt (with lace trim) and little white collar. She put it all together with the red onesie, black tights, and little white shoes that Aunt Jill made. Talk about cute!