Monday, November 30, 2015


This picture showed up in my Timehop feed today from 3 years ago and I couldn't resist using it as today's post.  Look at my sweet little cuties!

Sunday, November 29, 2015


This girlie lost another tooth tonight! And good thing too cause I needed a picture for today!

Saturday, November 28, 2015


Guess what happened again today?  This time there was also a video too!

Friday, November 27, 2015


It was just me and my little miss home this evening so we had a fun one-on-one evening of cookie baking.  Malia helped with everything....mixing the batter, rolling it out,  cutting out the circles, taking them in and out of the oven and of course jamming them (we made Jam Jams). She had a great time and I realized how little time we spend together,  just the two of us.

Thursday, November 26, 2015


Imagine getting to fall asleep next to this face every night.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


This girl likes her games. And special parent attention on evenings when her big sister is at youth.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Another photo credit to Joelle. While Les and I went on a date night (a quick food court supper followed by The Mockingjay Part 2 movie) the girls stayed home alone (LOVE having a 12 year old) and played games and watched a movie on their own.

Monday, November 23, 2015


Seeing this show up in my Timehop feed reminds me that I am behind in my Christmas baking...and all things Christmas related.

Sunday, November 22, 2015


Today was the day we put up our Christmas lights. This is another one of Joelle's pictures that I'm using since it's just so much better than the ones I took!

Saturday, November 21, 2015


My Christmas deadline for crocheted orders is one week away. I'm thankful I have a hobby that I enjoy that can also make my family some extra "fun" money.

Friday, November 20, 2015


After a long and not so great week [consisting of a (short-lived) relapse of my back injury, a day of stuck-on-the-couch dizziness, a sick daughter, the start of winter weather, my own issues of not feeling well and extreme exhaustion], this was the perfect evening to chill on the couch and watch Netflix with the girls. Sister Act was on tap!

Thursday, November 19, 2015


A slightly different view this morning than what we were uses to. We are certainly fortunate that it took this long. [Photo taken from Joelle's instagram page]

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Today we were forced to say goodbye to our extended fall (and the sight of our grass). It was a good run, but we all knew it would end eventually. Malia had to kiss the grass goodbye before the forecasted storm hit.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Sometimes, being a Mom means sleeping in your daughter's room when she's just not feeling well...two nights in a row.

Monday, November 16, 2015


My entire day from 8am to 4pm was spent on my couches. I woke up feeling dizzy and had to stay as still as possible most of the day. Thankfully I had a day off today but so much for being productive like I had planned!  I was very glad when it finally started to subside in the late afternoon.

Sunday, November 15, 2015


Today was FINALLY the long awaited day of my local craft sale with Kristin and Jackie (and Jackie's daughter). It was very successful for all of us and I felt the love from family and friends and even strangers who came by! A great afternoon for sure!

Saturday, November 14, 2015


This fall has been the best one I can remember, weather-wise. And this kid? Pretty amazing too!

Friday, November 13, 2015


The girls are holding thank you magnets in the shape of Florida as reminders to pray for our best friends who will be adopting a baby boy from there when he is born at the end of January. We went to a fundraiser supper for them tonight and I was so proud of the girls and their generous hearts as they each gave a big donation from their own money.

Thursday, November 12, 2015


Chilling before bed, watching TV. I just love how much we enjoy spending time in the basement now that it's (almost) finished. So much more livable space. Should've done this years ago!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015


This is the majority of the items I have crocheted for my craft show on Sunday.  I think I am 100% finished with making my items. Now I just need to price,  organize, figure out a table set up and clean and declutter my house since that's the location of the show!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015


We had 2 free kids passes to the movie theatre so we decided to use them tonight to take the girls to see Hotel Transylvania 2. The girls thought it was awesome but Les and I were disappointed.  The first one was much better.

Monday, November 9, 2015


I completed my cup cozy stash for the craft show. How many more days? I'm ready to move on with life...

Sunday, November 8, 2015


Just a little black & white selfie from this beautiful Sunday.

Saturday, November 7, 2015


Apparently the "sneak Mom's phone and take weird selfies to make her new home screen" thing never gets old.

Friday, November 6, 2015


Today was a much anticipated day off where I literally sent the entire day crocheting while the kids were in school. While I'm enjoying being engrossed in my art, I will be happy to have my craft show over with (next Sunday) and then just focus on custom orders.

Thursday, November 5, 2015


From after school today till tomorrow late in the evening I have 2 nieces and 1 nephew in my care. Tonight I enjoyed some one-on-one time with this sweet little dude while he did his home reading with me.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015


Every once in awhile Malia's teacher assigns parent homework. I didn't do the last one but this type of thing is something I usually enjoy.  Except I haven't been able to crack this one yet!

Tuesday, November 3, 2015


I eat, sleep and breathe crochet these days while preparing for my upcoming craft show.  Well,  besides working 3-4 days a week and all of life's other normal demands.

Monday, November 2, 2015


After months of dealing with a nasty wart, Malia finally had her first dermatologist appointment to start the process of getting rid of it.

Sunday, November 1, 2015


The dreaded time change was last night so this was very fitting for today....