Monday, November 19, 2012

School Thanksgiving Lunch

Friday was the Thanksgiving lunch at school. This is the first year that Ellington was old enough to go, so we were super excited about it. :) It was also really nice that it was on Friday and since I don't work on Fridays I didn't have to balance being a teacher and a Mama. I got to go as a parent and not worry about anything else! Ellington was excited (although a little confused) about us coming to eat with her. Although, once we got there and started eating she just kept saying "But I want to eat with my friends". Haha. Gee thanks Ellington. :) Here are a few pictures I took with my phone.

We don't have school at all this week which is really nice!  We are attempting to lay a little low today and will be leaving for Brownsville on Wednesday.  We are all looking forward to a GREAT Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

A Few Thoughts

-So, I recently posted about how I wanted to blog more and hasn't happened. :)  I had good intentions and then I put my camera card into the computer and it wanted to load ALL of the pictures rather than just the new ones and ya'll....I just lost the will to go on. Ha.  Hopefully one day soon I will get over it and deal with the situation, but today is not that day.

-We decorated for Christmas this week.  Yes, we are those people who decorate BEFORE Thanksgiving.  Gasp!  We are one Christmas loving family so the earlier we can decorate, the better. :)  We like enjoying it as long as possible.  And yes, we still love Thanksgiving.  I promise.  We do.  If we hosted Thanksgiving I wouldn't have things already decorated, but since we don't and will be out of town we just go ahead and get our "merry" on. :)

-I promised myself that I would do all of my Christmas shopping in November so I could relax and enjoy December more.  While I have bought some things (probably more than in the past), I am nowhere close to being done.  Buuut, since Thanksgiving is a little early I still have a whole week of November after Thanksgiving so maybe I can get some more done before December!

-I want to publicly say that I have the best.husband.ever.  He has done so much for me/us lately.  I have NO idea what I would do without him!!!

That is all.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Trick or Treat {2012}

It's so crazy to me that this is Ellington's 4th Halloween!  We had a BLAST with our little giraffe.  As a parent, holidays are so much more fun that I ever imagined.  She was so excited about everything!  We weren't exactly sure what our Halloween plans were until the night before.  We finally decided that we would go to FBC's fall festival and then trick or treat in our neighborhood.  This was our 3rd year to attend their fall festival and Ellington was old enough this year to get to play a lot of the games.  She LOVED it!

It was so fun this year being in our new neighborhood!  Where we lived before, no one trick or treated.  This was Ellington's first time to trick or treat at people's houses.  She was jazzed up to say the least!

The first thing we did was walk next door to the Good's house.  Austin and Ellington got to trick or treat together!

These girls were super excited to see each other!

Then they ran off to get some candy at our house!

And from there we all trick or treated around the neighborhood.  The girls had an absolute blast!!!  I think my favorite part was listening to their little conversations as we went house to house.  After Ellington would say, "I want to go to another house now!".  Ha.  She loved it sooooo much!

We left a bucket of candy at our front door and every bit of it was gone when we got back.  We didn't really have that many people stop by...some just helped themselves to quite a stash.  Oh well.  We didn't need that candy anyway. :)

Ellington ended up with a BUCKET FULL.  Oh my.  We have candy upon candy upon candy.  Having to ration it out for her is a full time job. :)

What a fun night!