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Sunday, November 23, 2008

I don't want to...

...go to bed! It's 10 p.m. & I should go to bed, but I'd rather stay up & finish tidying things up around here (& writing more on my blog).

But, I have to work for the next 3 days, so I should head to bed.
3 more days & then we're headed to GA for Thanksgiving...can't wait!
Good night!

Friday, November 21, 2008

good day

It's been a good day & here's why...
  • I got up early & got some errands accomplished.
  • I found the perfect piece of carrot cake for Dad's birthday at Foster's Market this a.m.
  • I had a peppermint mocha from Starbuck's...I love the holiday coffees!
  • Mom & Dad stopped by on their way to Washington, N.C.
  • Mom & Dad took me to lunch at one of my faves, Elmo's Diner.
  • I had an afternoon nap under my favorite down throw.
  • I had a date with Harry Potter this afternoon & now I am just 200 pages shy of finishing the 7th book!...then I'm going to start The Shack.
  • I'm about to snuggle up with Chris, my down throw, & some hot apple cider!

We're decorating our house for Christmas tomorrow...can't wait!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

I can't believe...

it snowed today! We had snow flurries off & on this morning. Nothing stuck to the ground, but it was pretty to watch the snowflakes fall from the sky. I couldn't get any pictures because I was at work :-(.

It's crazy that our 1st snow this year has come before Thanksgiving.

It's just another sign that winter is getting ready to set in & that Thanksgiving & Christmas are nearly here...yeah!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Operation Christmas Child

Since high school, I have contributed to the Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child project.

Chris & I went shopping today to fill our shoebox with gifts for a boy between the ages of 4-9. We have no idea where our box will be going, but we know it will go to some child who will need some extra Christmas cheer.

This year we're enclosing a card with our address in hopes that the little boy that receives our box will write to us so we can know who & where he is.

For me, this little project epitomizes the spirit of Christmas giving & ushers in the Christmas feeling around our home!

Check out the website for more info on how you can help.

I can't wait...

for Thanksgiving! It's now less than 2 weeks away...yummy!

for Black Friday shopping! It's been 3 years since my mom, sisters & I have gotten to go together, so this year will be super exciting.

for Christmas!!! We're going to get down out Christmas decorations next weekend & start decorating so when we come back from GA after Thanksgiving everything will be all Christmas-feeling!

for the craft fair tomorrow at the Raleigh Farmer's Market! I'm going after church with some friends of mine. I'm hoping to find some great Christmas gifts.

to climb into my nice cozy bed with my husband & get a good night's sleep...good night!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Halloween pictures at last

I finally loaded the Halloween pictures onto our computer.

We didn't get many pictures on Halloween night & they were taken in Chris' lab so they're not the best, but atleast it captures us in costume...

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Thanksgiving season...

in honor of Thanksgiving being a few weeks away, I found this new background from The Cutest Blog on the Block. It's a bit busy, but it'll be cute for a short while.

I love the Thanksgiving season. It gives me such an opportunity to begin to look back on each year and reflect on all of the blessings, joys, and struggles I've encountered over the last year.

I also love Thanksgiving because it mean's Christmas is just around the corner too...I can't wait!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

history in the making...

Such history is being made right now...although the N.C. polls are about to close, voters on the West coast still have hours to cast their votes & make their voices heard.

I feel so blessed to live in a country where we can make our voices heard & vote without fear.

We soon will find out who will become our 44th president of the United States...God bless the U.S.A.

Monday, November 3, 2008

sweater weather...

Today was definitely sweater weather...my favorite time of the year!

It was also a perfect day to enjoy some coffee. I met a friend for coffee this afternoon at the most adorable independently-owned coffee shop, Hammock's. Thanks, Catherine, for introducing me to such a sweet place...I love local restaurants and coffee shops!

I'm making a rubbed pork tenderloin, baked sweet potatoes, & fresh green beans for dinner...yummy!

I'm off from work until Friday with the exception of continuing ed classes tomorrow from 8-4. I'm so enjoying my time off...

fun website...

I recently discovered this great website...Goodreads!

It is a free site that allows you to open "bookshelves" with books you have read, are reading, or want to read.

You can see what other people are reading and how they rate certain books. You can also invite your friends to join so you can share opinions about books and find great new reads!

You can also upload your "bookshelf" onto a website or a blog.

How fun!...check it out.