Thursday, November 3, 2011


Halloween 2011!

Halloween is a time for great fun. A time to embrace our inner youth, and be creative. A time to let your imagination run wild! It's the one day of the year that is perfectly acceptable to be anything you want! So as usual, my husband and I dress up and we accompany our daughter out and about for trick or treating fun!

This year we invited our great friend, Mandy and her children to join us,
the more the merrier, or spookier in this case!!! Bwahahahaha!
She is a talented artist, and she so graciously helped to paint us up for our adventures into the darkness!
Myself as Dollface, Jacob as electrocuted guy, and Chrissie as a witch!
Every year our daughter, Chrissie, usually wants to be something pretty, preppy, or fabulous. It truly is just her style, it fits her personality. She is indeed a girly girl, which I love. So, I was quite surprised when she said she wanted to be a witch or vampire. She switched between these frequently, but then settled upon the decision that she wanted to be a scary witch. Oh what fun!
She looked fantastically frightening! What a wonderful witch!

Earlier that day I baked up some poison Halloween cake (green colored cake). Naomi, (Mandy's daughter) was enjoying a piece of poison cake when her younger brother, Lucas came into the dining area, Naomi then falls out onto the floor and pretends that the cake has sucked the life right out of her. This was very theatrical and too funny! Of course, this resulted in Lucas refusing to eat any cake. He looked at us as if we were all crazy for eating this green cake that is poison. It was quite amusing. The contradicting thing here is that green cake spooks him, but he would eat a bowl of chocolate icing in a heartbeat, while saying it is made of diarrhea, and that boogers are the secret ingredient. Silly boy!

So out and about we go all happy and eager to rack up on some candy! I remember when I was a kid, I could trick or treat all night, I didn't want to stop. Keep the candy coming, but not our kids, they go to a few streets, then they begin to get tired. Not sure what that is about... Guess it isn't that big of a deal to them, so they were ready to come back to the house. It worked out well, because it was quite chilly here, and it was a school night too. Besides, all that candy is unhealthy anyway!
The group!
We all had a lot of fun! Hope that your Halloween was awesome also!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Day 2

~Day 2~

Today as I am mindful of my blessings, I am thankful for my wonderful husband. He is truly a blessing to my life.

My husband is very dedicated and loyal.
He is faithful.
He works hard and provides well.
He is always there.
He is considerate, and giving.
He always has a shoulder I can lean on,
and he's always there with an encouraging word.
He believes in me.
He is respectful, and supportive.
He is courageous, and a great friend.
He is handsome, and has a great sense of humor.
He is a great Daddy to our daughter.
I admire & respect him,
and my life is better because he is in it.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

30 days of Thankfulness

30 Days Of Thankfulness...
Thanksgiving is soon approaching and as this is a time to give thanks, I thought that I would share daily something that I am thankful for over the next 30 days. I am also doing this on Facebook, but instead of a status update, I thought it might be nice to take the time to really embrace and take some time out of each day to reflect and appreciate the things in my life that I am truly thankful for, things that God has so graciously blessed me with. These are things that make my life extremely special.

‘Enter His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise! Give thanks and bless
His name for the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; His faithfulness and truth endure to all generations’.
Psalm 100:4 & 5

~Day 1~
Today, I am thankful for the blessing of my daughter. My miracle! Her existence has brightened my life in countless ways.

As a teenager I was diagnosed with Endometriosis, which caused me to be infertile. I was told there was no chance, even surgically that I would ever conceive a child. This was difficult for my family, and myself to accept at first, but just simply became a harsh reality. Years later, after meeting and falling in love with another one of my blessings in my life, we we're expecting! This also came as quite a shock, considering this wasn't physically, or surgically possible, but of course, became the best thing to ever occur in our lives!
So not only am I thankful for my daughter, but I am thankful for the miracle it took to make me her Mommy!

On that July day, selfishness, and irresponsibility was gone, and in it's place was joy, and a love that I never knew existed. A love so strong that is indescribable. So today, I take the time to appreciate and respect the blessing of my daughter and the opportunity God gave me to be her Mommy and experience a love like no other!

She is my sunshine!