Thankful Day 5 and 6

Hi there!  You know you’re an adult when you rise and shine early despite it being the weekend.  Ha!  I’m super mature then.  The Mr….no surprise there!  He’s a year younger than me, and he’s still snoozing along with the baby boy.  We had a very busy Saturday, but it was also a lot of fun.  First of, I went to my eye doctor’s appointment, and my vision becomes  just a bit better with every yearly visit.  Now, I’m hardly in need of glasses/contacts!  Say what!  I’ve been wearing glasses since 6th grade {what a way to begin middle school} and contacts since 8th grade.  It is hard to believe that my eyes are getting more “normal.”  The doctor asked me what I was doing yoga, drinking lots of water???  Ha!  None of the above.  If you know me, you know I could go without water for days, but I do force myself to drink it.  I haven’t completed any yoga practice for over a month.  Boo to yoga.  Probably explains why I’m a little stiff and sore this morning.

In other news, I did birthday duty number uno with the Mr. doing number dos.  Here’s Holden playing at a fellow preschooler’s house…


He was most upset to leave.  We had to leave early, so he could get to party number two.  Way, way, way more going on in his social life than me.  Then, he went to a fun party at the Virginia Beach Field House and proceeded to eat two cupcakes.  Which the Mr. allowed…hmmm, that was a tad bit not mom-approved.  He took a funny picture of Holden still eating his cupcakes at the party table with all the other kids missing.  Just chowing down.  Yes, my child would eat himself into a food coma.  He packs it away in his legs I think.

While they were partying it up, I worked on my essays (!) for Teacher of the Year.  Oh yes, my friends.  When you are teacher of the year, you get MORE paperwork to do.  Hardly seems fair.  I also visited the mall and debated about some tops from the Limited which were 40% off.  In the end, I didn’t get anything, but it was nice to peruse for a bit without H’s helpful hands.  A trip to the gym rounded out my afternoon.

Yesterday evening, Holden’s C-PA and Meme came over for dinner which was so not prepared by me…unless you count the take and bake bread and a salad.  🙂  We had venison pot pie by the Mr. and went to see the Town Center Illumination.  We went last year, just the three of us.  It made me reflect on just everything that has changed since last year this time.  Good gracious.

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Before and After of the Town Center Tree – The parade was nice too.  I didn’t get a picture, but Holden got 2 hugs from Elmo and absolutely loved the fire trucks.

We went to The Royal Chocolate afterwards for hot chocolate and treats.

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How about that turkey for Thanksgiving!  I thought H’s chocolate covered Oreo was super cute, but he wouldn’t eat it all due to the fact that silly Mommy picked out white instead of milk chocolate.  #highmaintenance

The night finished with our first fire {thank you easy peasy gas logs}.


I am thankful for such a wonderful day, time to myself and time with family, special holiday memories, and the feelings of anticipation that come with each holiday season.

Even though we’re a week and a half away from Thanksgiving, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Thanksgiving, after all, is a word of action. ~W.J. Cameron

A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all the other virtues. ~Cicero

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”
― Oscar WildeA Woman of No Importance

“Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.”
― Todd Stocker


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