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Golden Christmas

Christmas 2013, our golden Christmas. A lot of love, a lot of memories and a lot of gold, literally. I naively bought gold glitter wrapping paper to go with our white and gold color scheme and boy was that a sparkly mess. I digress. A special Christmas none the less.d27

Christmas Eve afternoon at Mister Mister’s parents house.d49

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Nana knows her Hot Wheels loving grandson all too well.d71

A tire shaped toy box to keep his cars in.d63

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An early Christmas gift to Mister Mister from Lovey and I.

That is one leather wearing, happy man.d31

My Christmas Eve gift to the boys, light up remote control cars. I had eyed these on the Christmas toy palooza, that is the home shopping network come December, for a couple of years and finally caved. There were no regrets.d32

Racing in the kitchen until T-minus one hour before Santa was due to arrive.d30Christmas morning, stocking time!d36

Who needs rose-colored glasses when you have Christmas tree tinted ones?!  Just saying.

d37He asked Santa for Hot Wheels and a yo-yo. Santa came through on both requests!d1A tire shaped yo-yo to go with the Hot Wheels, Santa is so witty.d33Always adding to Mister Mister’s Arizona Cardinals collection.d12d2d21Such a cutie.d17Lovey received a train table as a gift from Mister Mister and I and the boys spent hours putting it together and then playing.z1z6z7Cozy new blanket cuddles.d13Christmas flowers from my boys.d47Our Christmas dinner that I prepared.d56Christmas card love, one of my very favorite kinds of love. xo d41

 

Counting My Blessings On A Sunday Afternoon

Counting My blessings On A Sunday Afternoon 

is where I reflect on a few of the many blessing and special moments in my life at the end of every week♥    cmb1

 This week I am especially thankful for!…

~I had the pleasure of accompanying Lovey on his first school field trip. We saw a local children’s theater’s production of Annie the musical. Lovey and I had watched Annie the movie in preparation of the field trip so it was fun to listen to him sing along to all the songs… “I love you tomorrow! ♥”

~A new throw pillow that I absolutely love. It’s a pretty burnt orange which works in with all the earthy tones in our home and it has white writing that says “home is where the home is.”

~There were a few days of high winds in our city which knocked out a lot of people’s power but luckily we were spared.

~Those same winds brought an unusual cold front for this time of year which produced surprise snow flurries one afternoon. Mister Mister had the afternoon off from work because of the freezing temps so the three of us cuddled up together in Mister Mister’s and my bed and watched a few red box movies.

~My ipsy came a week early and it very well may be my favorite one that I have ever received. Double happy!

~Sunday funday, a tried and true evening at Chuck E. Cheese with our little guy. It’s amazing the decimal volume I am willing to endure for pizza and of course Lovey’s happy smile.  

Thank You Lord,

for Your many gracious blessings in my life!

Counting My Blessings On A Sunday Afternoon

Counting My blessings On A Sunday Afternoon 

is where I reflect on a few of the many blessing and special moments in my life at the end of every week♥    photohihjij

   This week I am especially thankful for!…

~The last blooms on our rose bushes of the season, including a precious picture that I was able to catch of my little Love with them.

~Random Pokémon card houses being built by Lovey and his Dad, sprawled out on the livingroom floor Saturday night.

~A final confirmation that all things are a go for Lovey to start Kindergarten at the school we selected for him. After a higher than average influx of applicants, Lovey was put on a waiting list and we have been prayerfully awaiting a response. Thankfully, everything seems to have worked out as God has planed and he is accepted!

~Summertime traditions with my boys, time down by the river and our favorite pizza place.

~New friends. Mister and I met a very nice couple that has a little boys Lovey’s same age. The boys had a great time playing together and Mister Mister and I were pleasantly surprised how very much the couple and ourselves have in common. We will plan another play date with our boys again sometime soon. 

~Another Sunday night cuddle session in Mister Mister’s and my bed with Lovey watching Frozen (dare I say for the very first time!) Then, once Lovey was asleep and put into his bed, Mister Mister and I watched God’s Not Dead and snacked on chocolate covered strawberries that I made for us. A perfect way to end the week. ♥  

Thank You Lord,

for Your many gracious blessings in my life!

Counting My Blessings On A Sunday Afternoon

  Counting My blessings On A Sunday Afternoon 

is where I reflect on a few of the many blessing and special moments in my life at the end of every week♥  photop;kp;l

 This week I am especially thankful for!…

~Summer evenings, watching my little love skip rocks by the river.

~Lovey “planting flowers” in the backyard. As it turned out, the flower seeds were really foot soak salts. In his defense the bag did have flowers on it so I see how he may have misunderstood its use. Such childhood cuteness! This incident kept me laughing all afternoon.

~Seeing the Ninja Turtles movie with my boys. Such a boy movie but I grew up watching the cartoon with my brothers so it was enjoyable for me as well. Lovey wore his Ninja Turtle shirt and watch. He was so excited that he showed it off to our waitress at dinner before the movie and they ended up discussing who their favorites are. Lovey’s is Mikey, the pizza loving turtle.

~An entire lazy Saturday at home with my loves. It was a homemade burritos, couch cuddles, tv watching, ice cream eating Saturday. ♥

~A sweet mom let me know how much she appreciated Lovey’s manners and kindness when he was playing with her little boy while at Chuck E. Cheese. Hearing that always makes me feel like I am doing something right. Lovey truly is such a respectful and kind-hearted little boy. I’m a lucky Mama.

~We redboxed a race car movie Sunday night that Lovey could watch too and all three of us cuddled up in Mister Mister’s and my bed and watched it together. Life doesn’t get any better than when you are overcome with the feeling that there is nowhere in the world you would rather be than exactly where you are. ♥

Thank You Lord,

for Your many gracious blessings in my life!

Counting My Blessings On A Sunday Afternoon

Counting My blessings On A Sunday Afternoon 

is where I reflect on a few of the many blessing and special moments in my life at the end of every week♥    photo 2

 This week I am especially thankful for!…

~Sunday funday at Oaks Amusement Park. The company that Mister Mister works for had their annual picnic and it was held at the amusement park. Lovey’s favorite, definitely the rides. My favorite, the snow cones that helped combat the 90 degree heat. We had fun though, I am glad we were able to attend.

~Some major blogging catch up going on around here! A few pots in particular spanning over the years, circa 2012! Quite a bit past fashionably late I know but I am going to post them none the less. I really want to have them documented plus they are fun topics that I hope readers will enjoy. Coming soon! My goal is to be completely up to date before Lovey starts school which, ahem, is a whole other post!

~A great, all be it overdue, five-year check up for Lovey this week. 60th percentile for height and 40th for weight. Tall and skinny. Happy and healthy. I am one blessed Mama!

~A little football and down time at the park with my boys Saturday evening and then an ice cream run to Dairy Queen.

~While out to dinner over the weekend Lovey did something that he hasn’t done in years, he was in and out of a cap nap curled up to Daddy on his side of the booth. Little guy hasn’t been that tired in forever. It was sweet to see a glimmer of my teeny tiny baby in my now big boy.  

Thank You Lord,

for Your many gracious blessings in my life!

Counting My Blessings On A Sunday Afternoon

Counting My blessings On A Sunday Afternoon 

is where I reflect on a few of the many blessing and special moments in my life at the end of every week♥ cmb1   This week I am especially thankful for!…

~Fall inspired weather, rainy and in the low 60’s earlier in the week inspired a round of baking from me including white chocolate almond amaretto bark and toasted coconut almond brownies.

~Lovey is really quite the little gentleman. He is always holding the door for me in stores and restaurants and recently even getting the car door for me as well. chivalry is not dead! I am raising the next generation I hope. His future wife will thank me one day.

~Few things make my domesticated side more happy than freshly shampooed carpets in our home. Love.

~We celebrated Mister Mister’s mom’s birthday with her on Saturday. She came over for a bbq, cake and presents. The weather was perfect out on the patio and then out front where her and I sat as we watched the boys give her car a birthday washing. We love her and we’re grateful to have gotten to spend her special day together.

~Some desperately needed time dedicated to the madness that is our garage from Mister Mister and I. One more step closer to having it even the slightest bit organized. Long term goals include me with a labeler going a little label happy and plastic storage tubs full of decorations organized by holiday. One day soon I hope. One day soon!

~Wrapping up the weekend with my boys, pizza out on the patio and later an ice cream run in our pjs for a quick and cold treat from Wendys to satisfy our sweet tooth… The simplest things with the people you love always make them something extra special. ♥

Thank You Lord,

for Your many gracious blessings in my life!

Counting My Blessings On A Sunday Afternoon

Counting My blessings On A Sunday Afternoon 

is where I reflect on a few of the many blessing and special moments in my life at the end of every week♥  1a    This week I am especially thankful for!…

~Hand made chocolate covered strawberries made by me and enjoyed with my love! ♥

~The fence in our back yard was finally fixed that blew over in a severe wind storm a few weeks ago.

~Sunday evening dinner, a movie and shopping with my boys.

~Half a dozen or so games of chutes and latters played on my bed with Lovey one afternoon. Warm sunshine poured in through the blinds on us and it was one of those magical occasions that life feels like it is exactly how it is supposed to be. ♥

~The official scent of Spring in our home, Bath And Body Works Market Peach and Spring candles and wallflowers. 

Thank You Lord,

for Your many gracious blessings in my life!