Sunday, November 27, 2011

"Over the River and Through the Woods...

to Granjan's house we go..."

That is what we sang on Wednesday afternoon as we all traveled the long trip to my moms:)

Here are the excited to GO!!

luckily, we got a few naps on the way...

and lots of movie time.  Have I mentioned how THANKFUL I am for car DVD players?!?!

Once we finally arrived up at the house, we had a wonderful day and a half visit.  My mom is the best hostess...she makes our favorite foods and her place is HEAVEN for the kiddos...outside - all the time!!

This is Granbob's daughter Ashley...and her a dress!

This was the goats' 2nd outfit of the day:)

A Delicious lunch on the porch!

Precious tablecloth...

And lots of TURKEY!

We all had so much fun on our quick trip.  I am LOVE LOVE LOVING this time of year.

{isn't the view beautiful?!}

I am again...SO SO SO Thankful for my family.  
We come from L.O.N.G lines of LOVE! 

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I AM Thankful :)

So...I've spent lots of time pondering my Thanksgiving post b/c I really am a Thankful person:)  Yes...I do have my Christmas stuff out...all of it..outside and in, but that does not mean that I have forgotten about Thanksgiving.  I just don't have much Thanksgiving "stuff" - ha! it is.  My "list" of things/people that I AM SOOOO very Thankful for. 

1. My Family 

We are a family of 4...and my 3 boys are my LIFE!  We are all very healthy and thriving! 
I LOVE them more than I could begin to express and
I AM so Thankful they are here with me.  They complete me.

2. Allll my extended Family

Krys and I are sooo very lucky to still both have our parents with us. 
 I cry now even thinking about losing any one of them. 
They are our constant support and love and they are VERY important to us. 
We LOVE LOVE LOVE all their visits and we all cry when we are separated.
{guess you could say we are an emotional bunch} 

I'm also very thankful for all our siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents.  With each one of you I have a million memories that I hope I never forget. 
Life without family would be NO fun -
I'm SO Thankful for you. 

3.  Friends

What can I say, we have great friends that we LOVE dearly!!! 
I have friends that watch my kiddos (A and H), shop with me, cry with me, and just LISTEN to me.  My friends support me and believe in me.  I have Facebook friends and friends old and new...but they are all so very much a part of my life.  I have so many memories with each of these friends and some of them make me LITERALLY laugh out!  I think of heinz 57 sauce, running, wrapping houses, drinking, and just acting goofy. 
And then there is the show FRIENDS...i have seen every episode! (RM)

I need my friends!!!

4.  Our HOME

And I say "home" not "house" because a home is so much more!  I LOVE OUR HOME!!!  It is not huge and we do not have granite or stainless steel...but it is so warm and SOOOO us!  I am so grateful and Thankful for it---I tell myself this every time we make a mortgage payment:))) 

{ My favorite thing about my home is our front porch!!  and the garage}
{NOT a super great pic...look me up again soon for my Chirstmas post...looks awesome with lights:))}

And with our HOME comes our  
5. Neighborhood and Neighbors neighbors ROCK!  They are some of my bestest friends and I, again, am SO Thankful.  I have at least 10 options if I need to borrow some cooking lie!!  I've even borrowed spark plugs, ladders, lawn mowers, foil...and the list goes on.  I like to think we all are here taking care of each other.  I have no fear living here and I feel completely safe.  And...we have the most fun GNO evening every 3rd Monday.  I love love love my Boswell Ranch neighbors!!!

The rest is just a meandering no particular order - but no doubt - I AM VERY THANKFUL FOR:)

Our cars
---have you ever lived without a car??  we only had one this summer and it was definitely an adjustment and I realized it was something I took for granted. 


Crafts for ME!!

My bathtub:)

- I like celebrations!

Stain Spray


Cell Phones and Texting
---I love communicating with all my fam and friends.
{my mom and dad even text!!!}

My blog of almost ONE year!

Sweet Tea

Photos...and here are a few of Thanksgivings past...


Air conditioning and Heaters!
The past 2 summers we have had AC emergencies and...believe me when I say
"I am very Thankful for a Working unit!!!"  It makes me so.very.teary.sad to think
some people swelter all summer and freeze all winter.  :(

---along the same lines as above...I am SO Thankful our tummies are full and we have dinner on the table every.single.night!  Have you even seen "The Pursuit of Happyness" ?? 
OMGoodness...I know things like that are happening
all around me - and it just breaks my heart...for children especially. 
I am Thankful.

that's it in a nutshell.  I know there are a million more things.  I'd like to think I am always a very Thankful person and I HOPE we are teaching our kids to be. 
Thanksgiving time just brings it all to light and teaches us what really is important in life. 

Happy Turkey Day!

Thought this last thing was just tooo funny!
{I love these sayings:))}


Wednesday, November 16, 2011

wordless ish wednesday

my loves!  these pics show me how super fast my boys are growing up. 
it will be senior pics before you know it! :(

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011

Our Halloween festivities began on Sunday night...we went to a church carnival with awesome activities...but LONG lines.  It gave the costumes a good test run though:)

Keegan (2 1/2) was Thomas the Train this year.  He LOVES Thomas!!!

Joshua (6) was a Ninja.  He is really into Karate and stuff like that right now...

An absolute LOVE for candy!

K got to ride a pony...

and J got to ride the Bull!

On Monday...Halloween night, we had chicken spag with "ghost toast" (I think I enjoyed it the most) and then we carved our pumpkins.  This was our first time ever to do this...J was too excited!

Ready to go get some candy!!

This one cracks me up!  As soon as that door opened and K saw the "candy,"  he popped up!

And that's a wrap:)