Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Morning

The Snow is falling again

 I am busy preparing for our Thanksgiving feast

 The kids are out sledding
And snowman building
And I am so happy to have this day set aside to thank God for His provision for us!!! 

Blessings to you and your families as we all reflect on the goodness of our great God this day!!!


Tuesday, November 23, 2010

18* and Gorgeous!!!

My home today:
The sunshine just making her appearance

Fun, fun, fun!

Sled Parking

Mitten dryer

Comfort Food!!!
Snack time
And after they warmed up they all went outside and started over again!!!

Hope your day is warm and cozy!!!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Before Thanksgiving Day!!

Snow before Thanksgiving!!!

Look what we woke up to this morning!!!!  Snow before Thanksgiving!!!  I am racking my brains but I honestly can't remember a time when we've had snow sticking  before the great Day!!  I've lived here in the Puget Sound area for about 32 years so I may have missed a year - but I honestly don't recall.  And every flake is sticking too - at 28* and the thermometer dropping throughout the day!  This will not be a long snow event but here in Western Washington any flake that falls is an adventure!  With our hills and valleys and curvy roads people get pretty emotional about the whole idea.  As for me - my pantry is stocked - the kiddos have new mittens and the fireplace is set so we are enjoying every minute!!!  And I confess - with this wintry weather even though it's a tad early we've been listening to Christmas music and loving it!!

On the maternity front I am excited to find several days in a row where I have felt pretty good!!  I am able to bear the whole food issue without feeling like a bad case of the stomach flu has hit!!  Yay!!!  And what better timing than right before the season of feasting :0)!!!

God is so good and I am reflecting on all the things I have to be thankful for (I have to start now - one day isn't long enough :0)!!)


Monday, November 8, 2010

An Excuse

Oh dear, but it has been a long time since I've been here (again!!!).  I do have an excuse - I really do!!  To all you friends who guessed my news - you guessed right!!!!  Yahoo!!!   Baby number nine is tucked in under my ribs and we could not be more excited!!  What an amazing blessing to know that there is a sweet new life being formed right now - a new little baby to snuggle and cuddle - a baby planned by God!!

The one thing is - it is very common for me to feel really pretty sick during the first few months of pregnancy so there is my excuse for not visiting blogland much in the last couple of weeks.  I haven't even picked up my camera lately :0(!!  Thankfully my sweet hubby and older children have jumped in and are picking up the slack while I sit on the couch or run off to the bathroom (sorry if that's TMI :0)!!!)  Hopefully this stage will pass soon and my energy will return and my tummy will not be so traitorous!!  In the meantime, my crochet hook is busy, busy, busy!!  I have decided to use this time to get a big jump on Christmas gifts so I don't feel too unproductive!

I hope to be better at visiting blogland while I go through the early parts of baby growing as well as remembering to pick up my camera :0)!!

But in spite of feeling ill most all the time we are so incredibly happy with this change our family is going through - God is good!!!