Monday, November 24, 2008


For Today...November 24th

Outside my window...it is another beautiful Florida morning!

I am thinking...I want to put a Christmas background on my blog, but I'm trying to wait until after Thanksgiving (we cleaned up and "set the stage" for Christmas decorations in the house, but they probably won't be out until Friday).

From the learning rooms...Jonathan's supposed to finish his math book this week (we'll see...), Thanksgiving stuff, and we're thinking about a Victorian/Turn of the Century lapbook.

I am thankful for...sooo many things, we are blessed!

From the kitchen...ribs in the crockpot last night, I'm not sure about today. I'm looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner at my parents' house, I'm making bread, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin chocolate chip cheesecake (and cookies for the crazies who don't think they'll like pumpkin chocolate chip cheesecake).

I am wearing...White silky jammies (why was it in the summer I was always dressed and now I always have my jammies on?--Actually I know why, it's because in the summer I was driving the kids all over the place in the mornings to Theatre, kidscollege etc...now we're "just home")

I am reading...Summer of the Swans--after reading Bridge to Terabithia last week I checked out a bunch of Newberry Medal books at the library (for myself).

I am hoping and praying...that things start looking up for my brother and his family, they still can't get in their house after the tear-gas incident from 2 weeks ago!

I am creating...boxes of Christmas presents to be shipped, and a creative Christmas letter is in the planning stages, it is hard this year because I feel like I blog a Christmas letter almost everyday!

I am hearing...Jonathan on his computer next to me and Madi and Jake eating breakfast downstairs.

Around the house...already washed and hung out Jake's pee-soaked bedding (that's going to have to stop!!). Cleaned off the bookshelf and hutch to make room for Christmas.

One of my favorite things...Disney passes...we're probably going today just because we can.

A few plans for the rest of the week...Our 14th Anniversary on Wednesday, Thanksgiving at Meme and Grampa Carlie's, and probably shopping and getting our tree on Friday!!!

Here is a picture thought I am sharing with you...Jake always "licks his chops" and when it gets cooler outside this is what he looks like...




It's really not hard to do the daybook simply go here.

4 comments:

ann marie said...

Oh my, that mouth looks just like Anthony. And when he ate some chips this weekend the salt did not feel one bit good and there was some major crying.
I don't know what it is, but this year I am totally into getting ready for Christmas way ahead of time. I do think the weather is the reason. My kids are SO excited about Lights in the Park on Saturday. We just seem to be in the Christmas season. I hope it doesn't fizzle soon though!
I am sorry that your brother and his family are still out of their house. I hope they have someplace cozy to be for Thanksgiving!

gail said...

good to find you, great post! esp love those smiles in the pics. i want to visit florida so bad someday.

Sabrina said...

What a great daybook! Love your Christmas graphics. I'm excited about Christmas this year too, and I'm usually one to wait till after Thanksgiving. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!

cindy said...

Tucker does the EXACT same thing! Has a nice looking ring now as matter of fact! And when I try to slather on the chapstick while he sleeps he licks it off in his sleep as soon as I put it on! I'm sorry Rob and Kim are still in such a mess; I've been wondering about them actually! Where are they staying?