Saturday, November 9, 2013

Halloween 2013

For the first time, I didn't make my kids costumes.  It was different.  Not bad, but it didn't win me over either.  lol  Here are about a million pics.

The elementary school has a costume parade, so we took the littles to watch TJ, oh sorry, Hulk.

 My super heroes, a princess and the cutest owl you've ever seen. (No clue why my pics turned out blurry.  I really should learn how to use my fancy schmancy camera.)

 I made a super fun wreath!
 So this is what happens when you put candy corn in cookies.  Yummy, but not pretty.  Lol
 I had tons of fun the week of halloween.  We had a spooky theme breakfast, lunch and supper all week. A few examples...

 We got some cute new pails for trick or treating...

 And we had some fun eating our zombie brains on Halloween before trick or treating.  Lol

Friday, November 8, 2013


This last year has been crazy.  Crazy busy, crazy hard, crazy intense.  Lots of changes and tons adjustments.  For the first part of the year, I had no desire to blog because I was miserable.  Really dark thoughts and not a good outlook on things.  I knew it wasn't how I REALLY felt, but I couldn't seem to shake it.  Then, when I finally did and was ready to blog again, I only my iPad and typing on that was way too much of a pain. But, our computer is back up and running now and I'm ready to go!  So, I'm not going to try and catch up on the last year.  It would take too long and be too depressing.  Onward and upward.

I've been thinking a lot lately about the moments that define us. How one choice, one moment, can change the course of our lives.  I was cooking wings for dinner the other day and I wasn't really paying attention while I was pulling the cookie sheets out of the oven.  My arm hit the oven rack and, although it only made contact for the briefest of seconds, I got a pretty wicked burn that is still there and is looking like it might scar.

In life, so many people flirt with danger, making what they see as exciting choices.  They walk on the edge, not fully doing the things that they know are wrong, but not staying where they know they're safe.  All it takes is one moment to change the outcome of your life.  One wrong step or one misguided choice can ruin everything you've worked for. And one decision can start you on a path in the right direction.

I've spent a lot of time reflecting on the moments that have brought me to this point in my life.  I don't have any regrets.  But I do miss a lot of the things from my past that aren't part of my life right now.  I'm working on adding some of those things back and only keeping the things I enjoy in my life.  Except housework.  Even if I hate it, it has to stay.  ;)

I am grateful for the moments that I get to spend with my children, for the very brief moments I get to be with James, and for the awareness I have of how much the moments of our lives matter.  I love that I can take the time to be sure that the moments I have count. Be aware of the moments your have and what you're doing with them.  Make the most of your moments. You never know how many you have left.