Birthdays, Balloons, Piles of Leaves, Hay Rides, Marshmallows, & Cupcakes!

So far this month we have celebrated...

1. Edward's 2nd Birthday =)

E.J. loves balloons!

2. Fall. What fun is the Fall season without jumping in a pile of leaves?

3. Hay Rides. Because they're awesome! =)

4. Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows. Need I say more?

5. Thomas the Train. My boys love him. =)


I am so excited for the Holidays. We have our pumpkins, mums, and hay bails out on our porch. I am baking brownies tomorrow.Campfires have begun. Febreeze has come out with their Fall line of room fragrances. Dancing around the kitchen and singing Christmas music with my youngest - just because we can. Spilling milk all over my thermal tote, kitchen counter tops, kitchen floor, and then laughing about it because - honestly - who cries over spilled milk? Watching "Abduction" with my Mom because even she, at 65 years old, loves "Twilight" and its cast members. Taking my youngest out for a lunch date to the Olive Garden because I have finally gotten over the whole "I'm not taking my child to a restaurant like that because other people are trying to enjoy their meal, and he'll just get fussy." Guess what? I took him. And you know what? He did just fine. We laughed, we colored, we enjoyed our salad as E.J. picked out only his favorites - black olives, tomatoes, croutons, and red cabbage. He then proceeded to flirt with every waitress in the restaurant. Mommy was pretty calm too - so glad I chose to do go out despite my former fears of doing so. 

I'm learning to grow into my age. If that makes any sense. I have learned I don't have to try to be like everyone else. I choose what I wear because I like it. Because it looks good on me. I choose what I want to eat because I can do that. No one can take that away from me. I choose to raise my children the way I know God would want them to be raised, and the best that I can. Not how someone else thinks I should. I'm learning to live. To love. To grow. 

2012 has been a fabulous year. Compared to 2011 it is Heaven. 

Definitely ecstatic about 2013. 

God - You have been SO good to me. Thank You for Your blessings.

You continue to bless - even though I don't deserve it. 

Thank you. 


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