A lot of you know that my second-oldest son was an avid drummer—he played the drums from the time he was 10 years old all the way up until he was 18. Then he traded in his tascam dr40 for a uniform and joined the US Marine Corps. I will admit that it did break my mama heart to see him give up the drums after he played them so long and was so good at them, but then, I’m so proud of him now with all he’s achieved from being a US Marine!
Well, another Thanksgiving is come and gone…I seriously don’t know where this past week has gone….it was certainly an enjoyable one, though. It was so wonderful to have (almost) the whole family together. We definitely made a lot of great memories together, and even though we all missed David this year, we all agreed that this was definitely one of the best Thanksgivings yet. The food was amazing, but I believe the company was even better! So thankful for my wonderful family this Thanksgiving.
I don’t think our attic could get any more messy and congested. I’m not kidding: There are literally piles of items touching the ceiling all over the attic. Boxes of old clothes. Old books. eventide pedals at Guitar Center. And that’s only the beginning…..We’ve been putting if off for awhile, but I know that sometime this spring we’re gonna have to break down and gut the whole thing. You know it’s getting bad when you can’t even walk 3 feet in the attic without having to wade through everything.
I was very excited to have the opportunity to send homemade cookies to the Marines at Camp Pendleton as part of a program called Operation: Sweet Tooth. I managed to recruit Sarah to make a few dozen of her awesome cookies to send, and also persuaded my mom and Lora to do the same: In all, we contributed about 8 dozen cookies. It felt great to do something to help the Marines and I hope we get to do it again soon!
I’ve been feeling very Martha Stewart-ish lately. A few weeks ago, I set up an adorable outdoor fall setup, complete with pumpkins, gourds, and hay bales. Last week I sewed a few Marine-themed pillowcases. And yesterday, I put together my own Thanksgiving centerpiece. I don’t know what it is about fall decor but I just love it and it inspires me put together my own creative decorating. Nope, I haven’t been looking at bedroom furniture austin tx. Decorating the house comes first, right?
Are we really looking at the end of November already?? And Thanksgiving in less than a week? Time sure flies when you’re having a good time—hardy har har—Seriously though, I am looking forward to T-day. We’re taking the whole week off from school to prepare for the big day, and the kids are super-excited. I am too! Nearly all of my babies are coming home (No, not David Not til December 21) and I can’t wait to have everyone together around the table for Thanksgiving. So much to be thankful for!
It’s always been kind of a goal of mine to learn how to play the guitar—We have several: An electric and an acoustic. I’m not really interested in learning electric, but I could definitely see myself at least just TRYING to learn acoustic guitar. I recently purchased online lessons and we have an excellent 7 string guitar all ready and waiting. Now all I need to do is find the time to learn!
I’m a little psyched right now—A few weeks ago, I entered David in a contest called Operation Homefront, that gives 450 active military members a free flight home in December. I was flabbergasted to be scrolling through my email inbox, and came across an email informing me that David had been one of the 450 people chosen! Soooo excited. December 21st–hurry up!
The past few weeks have been primarily focused on narrowing it down, considering the many types of knobs available, to preparing for finally buying a new dishwasher. And can I just say that we need this dishwasher very badly? Our current dishwasher has certainly seen better days, it has numerous problems that have been causing us nothing but grief over the past few years. So, yes. A new dishwasher is definitely in order and is going to be very much appreciated from me! Soon. Hopefully soon!!
It just seems crazy to me that we are looking at NOVEMBER already!! Where is all of this time going?? It certainly feels like November, though. The past few weeks have been cold, cold, cold. Reminds me of LATE November, actually!
Soon enough, it will be time to pull out the Thanksgiving decor, start thinking about buying turkeys, and preparing for SNOW. We actually did see our first snow flurries of the year, a few days ago. Oh, the life of a Wisconsin-er