Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Twenty Twelve

What a Happy Thanksgiving we had!  Feeling so blessed and so grateful for so many blessings!  We had our Brock Thanksgiving at our house this year and it was tons of fun!
I built this chalkboard frame last week since I didn't have anything else going on.
Yes, I built that!  With a measuring tape, hammer, nails, staples, paint, stain and glue!  Even the frame too!  And I am loving it!   
This year we did a Thanksgiving Tree.   Ella cut out these leave and handed them to our family as they walked in the door.

Each person wrote down something they were thankful for

and hung it on the tree.

My mom and I finishing up in the kitchen

Pretty Lisa

The little kids table.

My mom brought this cutest paper table cloth for the kids table with dot-to-dot, word games, tic-tac-toe, and things to color.

Ice men

I used these silver candlestick holders that were passed on to me from my Grandma Brock and used this casserole dish with a silver serving tray that was from my Grandma States.  I loved having these reminders of  both my Grandmas.

Almost ready!

Abby set the table and wrote out the name cards.

There is one neighborhood left in our whole entire state that still has maple leaves on their trees.  Yep, I stopped in there Thanksgiving morning and gathered a few :)


Carl made the best mashed potatoes.  He can mash potatoes (He can mash potatoes!)  Seriously, so good!

More food.

I'm still full!

Dad and Brayden

Ricky showing Mom how to use her new toy.  He brought her the new iphone 5.  I think she's learning it because she has already sent me several Thanksgiving pictures.  Yay!

Lisa & Ricky

Whenever Grandpa's here the Lego's always have to come out.

Love this!

Too full to move.

Showing Grandma & Grandpa how to FaceTime!

We missed Robbie, Tricia & Taylor so much, but it was great to see them on FaceTime!  I love this picture!

The next morning, bright and early, us girls headed out for some Black Friday deals.

These girls LOVE to shop!  Wonder where they get that from?

First stop Starbucks.

Taking a break.

Yeah, that's us :)

Hope your Thanksgiving was filled with lots of food, family, and friends as well!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

What I'm up to

What I'm mixing and matching.  Plaid, ruffles and leopard spots.

What I found on the table.  A Christmas list for giving - instead of receiving!

What I'm baking.
White chocolate macadamia cookies.  Premade.  From a tub.  Just in time for the school bus!

What I found at Goodwill.  It's home with me now and you WILL see more pictures of this!

What I'm super happy about.  Three fantastic report cards!

What makes me laugh.  A super-hero playing our computer!

What I'm creating.  Hmmmm....still in progress.

What I'm loving.  This season of Thanksgiving!

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