Eli shopping at HEB. He wanted to have some crab.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Eli shopping at HEB. He wanted to have some crab.
Eli & I got Daddy his favorite hunting game for the Wii. Here Daddy is teaching Eli how to shoot the gun to play the game. Eli had a lot of fun playing with the gun. He kept telling Daddy before Christmas that we got him a shooting game. It's a good thing Daddy's ears aren't always attentive to the little man. LOL.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Christmas day was a joy. Elijah was so excited when he came out & saw the presents. He was so cute with each item. I will post some pictures soon. I would say his favorite items are...the dragon castle from Nanny & Poppy, the camera from Aunt Allie & Uncle Brian, his jeep from Santa & his dump truck from mom & dad (and the other dragon pieces). He has been playing with his dragon stuff almost constantly. He especially likes his dragon from Scoot & he bought another dragon with money that Mam-ma & Pap-pa Great Davis sent him. He carries them around with him non stop.
The last two mornings Eli has been asking about & looking for Scoot. He is convinced that he is still here. Today he told me that Santa is going to come. I just laughed. I told him next year. So now, I am on a mission to get the tree down. He associates that with Santa. It has to go.
It was wonderful having Dan home for the long weekend & we are looking forward to another one this weekend.
Friday, December 24, 2010
Poinsettia...The Poinsettia's association with Christmas comes from Mexican legend. The story goes that a child, with no means for a grander gift, gathered humble weeds from the side of the road to place at the church alter on Christmas Eve. When the boy delivered his gift, the congregation witnesses a Christmas miracle as the weeds turned into brilliant red and green flowers. While the focus of many at Christmas is on giving the perfect gift, the Poinsettia reminds us that it is not the grandeur of the gift that matters.
And on the 12th day of Christmas...
The Nativity. Amidst all the festivities, let us not forget the true meaning of Christmas. Here is a favorite quote: "Christmas is a time for remembering the Son of God and renewing our determination to take upon His name. It is a time to reassess our lives and examine our thoughts, feelings, and actions. Let this be a time of remembrance, of gratitude, and a time of forgiveness. Let it be a time to ponder the Atonement of Jesus Christ and its meaning for each of us personally. Let it especially be a time of renewal and recommitment to live by the word of God and to obey His commandments. By doing this, we honor Him far more than we ever could with lights, gifts, or parties." -Dieter F. Uchtdorf.
So, who would have thought that one day in October, when I went out of my comfort zone & actually spoke to someone at the park, that I would meet a fantastic friend?! That day, October 8th, the Lord brought into my life a precious family. The Meads family just made our first Christmas here in Texas very memorable. These 12 days have been amazing. I have been so blessed by the generosity, creativity & love that has been shown to me & my family. I can only pray that our friendship will continue to grow & blossom. God truly knew what He was doing that day at the park. Thank you again for everything!
For those of you who were enjoying this journey with me, know that it was wonderful on all accounts. To receive the gifts each night & to know that people were also being blessed by reading. I intend to someday pay it forward & I hope that each of you will consider that too.
Well, Christmas Eve has been wonderful. We visited friends today & had family & friends visit us today. Lunch was amazing with our Ham, potatoes, homemade noodles, green beans & of course, cookies. We had a great time. Nothing too over-rated, just right! Eli opened his gifts from Nanny & Poppy tonight & what a great time he has had! Then, church service this evening was fabulous! Pastor Phillip brought an incredible message on the story of Want. We want so much, but God already gave us our need, Jesus. Happy Birthday Jesus! We are so glad we can celebrate you!!!
Merry Christmas to all. I pray that you enjoy everything you are blessed with, but most importantly, I trust you will enjoy the moments you share with those you love & who love you!
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
The Gift! God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten son. Thanks be to God for his unspeakable gift. (inside the gift bag) What can I give Him poor as I am? If I were a shepherd, I would bring a lamb. If I were a Wise Man, I would do my part. What can I give Him...give my heart!
On the 10th day of Christmas...
Gingersnaps! Now that all the Christmas symbols are complete, here is a delicious old-fashioned Christmas treat!
This gift tonight was actually delivered by a person! Don't get too excited, but no, it wasn't from the giver, but rather a friend who was asked to bring it by. Hmmmm. Eli was awake as we were eating dinner as the cookies were brought & he was so excited! He wanted a cookie, so after dinner he had one. Of course, I did too & oh my goodness...those seriously are the BEST gingersnap cookies I have EVER tasted. Honestly, I have not tasted gingersnap cookies that yummy. I know Dan wants some tomorrow when he gets home...but...hmmm...I'll try honey :-).
I still am so overwhelmed & blessed by the days of Christmas. They really have been so meaningful to me.
Well, Dan comes home tomorrow night! YAY!!! Although he has to go back to San Angelo on Sunday. Eli & I are thinking about making the trip with him next week. Not sure we are going to yet, but we are thinking about it. I am just so glad to get him home for a few days! I can't even tell you.
Something for thought today...
We can learn a LOT from children. Today I was reminded about how children don't hold grudges. When a child gets mad at you for something they quickly forget about it. They move on. Laughter isn't far away & soon they are hugging you & loving you like nothing ever happened. When do we allow that to change in us? When do we become people who hold grudges? Children give people 2nd & 3rd & 4th...etc...chances & we as adults, well, what do we do? God gives us chance, after chance, after... Somehow I think the children have it right.
Why do I put this in tonight? Well, it's almost Christmas. Is there someone you are holding something against? Are you not giving them another chance? The only person you are hurting is yourself!
Monday, December 20, 2010
Today was more baking. Yesterday when I ATTEMPTED to melt butterscotch, well, I couldn't. I was so frustrated. I called my niece in tears because I had just wasted butterscotch. I know, something so silly, but to add my missing home with that, it was just the straw. Today however, my butterscotch melted & I was able to make my chow mien noodle cookies. They are so good. As you can see below, I also made wedding cookies & pecan tassies! Now I have to decorate sugar cookies & who knows what else I'll get into. It was nice to bake. I can't wait to share some of the cookies with those around here.
Sunday, December 19, 2010
I thought that was wonderful! The tin, (By the way, is filled with M&M's) also has Santa on it.
Then on the 6th day...
The Candy Cane...The Candy Cane represents a shepherd's staff. The crook on the staff helps the shepherd bring back strayed sheep to the flock. The Candy Cane, therefore, is a symbol that reminds each of us that we are our brother's keeper.
Eli was still awake when this day came last night. He was SOOOO excited when we went to the door & this was on our rug. He went running outside saying, "Mommy, who is it?!" It was really cute. That was the first time he was awake. He continues to want some of the chocolate inside the candy cane, but I have told him we can have it on Christmas eve. (I need Daddy around when he has chocolate. ;-) ). He kept asking me who left it there. His idea is Santa. He told me that Santa was loving me. It is a Santa Bubba...just maybe not the Santa you think.
I'm excited to see these days through to the end. I know I keep saying it, but I'm still in shock.
Today, Advent week #4...Love. "Worship Fully, Love All" Pastor Doug read the love chapter. He talked about how Christmas is Love, but Love is more than a feeling. Love is more than loving the lovable. He reminded us that People need loving the most when they deserve it the least. WOW. Love is the key ingredient in the true Christmas. God loved us enough to send his son. Pastor Doug continued to challenge us to show love this Christmas. Not necessarily to ones who it's easy to love & not necessarily for them to know it was you. We can show love anonymously. (Kind of like someone is doing to me right now). He also asked us...if you could on Christmas day give away the one gift that you got that you really wanted. Could you give that to someone who truly needed it? Hmmm.... Love. "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres." I Corinthians 13:4, 7 (NIV)
What a blessing it has been for me to go through the advent weeks this year. So many challenges to me. Thank you Lord for the things you taught me.
Other than that stuff the weekend was a bit normal. Eli continues to be afraid during the night & has ended up in my bed with me almost every night this past week. He talks about it through the day & states that he won't be scared, but...ends up "hearing a noise." What can I say? He's my son.
Eli informed me today that he changed what he asked Santa for. He said he now wants a big dragon thing. I asked if he still wanted the big riding truck...his reply..."Of course, but I also need a big dragon thing." LOL. Good thing Nanny & Poppy got the dragon castle for him.
Scoot continues to be looked for with excitement every morning. Today he asked me if I put him where he was. I just asked him what he thought...he told me, no, you can't touch him. He flew there. Phew. Got out of that one. LOL. That little boy is so full of energy. :-) Gotta love him.
Friday, December 17, 2010
The note reads...The candle symbolizes that Christ is the light of the world, and when we see this great light we are reminded of He who displaces the darkness.
Then last night day 4 the knock on the door revealed...
As I post this you have 8 more days until Christmas! I can't believe it is almost here!!!
Enjoy your weekend!
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
(BTW-after deciding to eat it...it is DELICIOUS!!) Eli & I are loving every bite!
So...last night I wondered...hmmm...will there be a day 2? Well, around 7PM knock on the door...this time I was not so scared, but by the time I got to the door, they were GONE. However, this is what was there...
2nd day The Star...the paper reads...The brilliant star was the heavenly sign of promises long ago. God promised a Savior for the world, and the star was the sign of fulfillment of His promise.
So...I am in awe of this. The pure fact that someone has picked us to do this to is amazing. I have an idea of who it may be, but I am still in shock. Dan told me maybe this was God's way of giving me something to look forward to each night so I didn't focus so much on being "alone" right now. I can't help but feel that is true. I will keep each of you posted on what happens next. I am excited about this! BTW--the star is a metal one...like the one's we had on our house in PA, so...I am so excited about putting it on our home here. Amazing how this has been so encouraging! Whoever it is I pray God blesses them in a great & mighty way!!!
In other news...Yesterday morning Elijah woke me up with pleasant vomiting all over my bed. The night before was rough with him coughing so neither one of us slept well, then that. Well, after that he seemed to be feeling fine. However, we stayed home for the day & enjoyed a day of laundry & a little cleaning. Today he seems to be back to his normal ornery self. Today's temp was 75 degrees & beautiful even with high winds. We joined our friends Julie & little G at the park for a while. I can't believe we were out in flip flops & shorts/carpi's for December 15! Amazing!
After the park we were running errands & Eli seems to be obsessed with snow lately. He asked if we were going to see Mam ma today. I told him no & he just said...I want to see the snow. So, Dan thinks sometime he is in Northern Texas I should go visit for the week so Eli can see snow. We shall see...
Christmas is only 10 days away!!! Good news...Praise the Lord Dan will be home for Christmas Eve!!! WOO HOO!!!
Monday, December 13, 2010
On my journey today I had a coupon for Toys R Us to save $15 if you spent $150...well, I knew that I didn't need $150 worth of stuff, but I thought I would stop & see if I could find anyone with a cart full of toys to give it to. Well, I did. I saw this older couple shopping & they had 2 shopping carts full! I am not sure if they were grandparents or what...they had a list that they were checking things off of, so I asked them if they could use the coupon. They were so appreciative. The lady was so excited about it. I left the store empty handed, but my heart was full.
Scoot...tonight as I was rocking Eli he was watching Scoot (who was on the TV today). I asked him what he was doing...Eli smiled, "I'm watching Scoot get ready to fly to Santa because I'm tired." Awww...how cute.
Christmas...I really think Eli is going to be so much fun this year. I don't think he really understands about what will happen on Christmas day. Today we received a package from Nanny & Poppy that had some gifts for him. So, we put them under the tree. He was so excited because there was more than 1. Oh the child is going to light up on Christmas morning. I can't wait!!! His favorite bed time songs right now are Santa Claus is Coming to Town & Away in the Manager.
12 more days!!!
Happy Birthday to Dan's sister Sandy! We love you.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
However, speaking of gum...while we were on our way to the grocery story Saturday afternoon Eli was talking to me about Pennsylvania. He pronounces it Pennstavainya. He asked me if Mamma & Pappa were on their way to us. I told him not yet...well...he said, they are going to come & Mamma will have gum! HAHAHA....He was plotting already.
Today Eli was ready to go to church. When we got to the church he saw a boy getting dropped off & going into the church. (I would say the boy was probably 12 or so). Well, as soon as we parked Eli informed me that he could go to his class by himself & I didn't need to take him because he is a big kid. I chuckled but told him I had to take him & check him in. Well, as soon as he got his name tag put on his back, he turned, smiled at me & said, "Bye Mom!" Hmmmm, I hope he continues to be this comfortable.
So, today in Church...Advent week #3. Joy. Hallelujah the Savior is born! We also learned this week to "Worship Fully, Give More." You know we can give even when it is not monetary giving. However, we are a blessed people. Did you know that Americans only make up 5% of the population however, we use 24% of the energy. Also...Americans use on average 159 gallons of water daily per person while the REST OF THE WORLD uses 25 gallons daily per person. WOW. That is astounding to me. We were encouraged today to think of the needy, not the greedy. God created us to be satisfied when giving as He gives. Hmmm...when we give we will be satisfied. Wow. Acts 20:35 (GWT) "We should remember the words that the Lord Jesus said, "Giving gifts is more satisfying than receiving them." So, this year we are all encouraged to look at where & who we can help. Maybe it is our chance to hug someone to make their day brighter, or send a card to someone we know needs a smile, or ask someone to go out for a cup of coffee...or...maybe you can financially bless someone. Think about it. We complain about so much when we have so much. Just sayin'. I'm talking to myself too. Anyhow...once again, blessed by the service.
So...I can't believe Christmas is 13 days away. It was 75 degrees here on Saturday so it feels a little odd that it's December. I am enjoying it though, can't lie. Eli keeps talking about Snow...another thing he said that Mamma & Pappa would bring with them is some snow. I told him they can't do that, but hey....Pappa...can you help a kid out?! LOL.
Hope you have a great week!
Friday, December 10, 2010
Our beautiful wreath on our door
Scoot---still have been enjoying the fun. Today I laughed as I was "talking" to Scoot giving him some information to give "Santa" & Eli crawled up in front of Scoot (who is on the lamp today) and covered his eyes so he couldn't see me. He was very careful not to touch him, but oh my what a sight! Classic!
15 more days until Christmas!
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
It's official. This is the longest stretch I have had of missing home. Usually I can kick it & only miss home for a day here & there. Well, this time...I've been missing home for almost a week straight. I don't mean just casually missing home. I REALLY miss home. Elijah gave me tissues today to wipe my eyes. He keeps asking me "What's wrong Mommy?" I just tell him I miss home, but the sad thing is, after looking at some pictures of our home in PA with him today...(yes, I know that could be WHY after 8 hours of working in this room I still have work) he said he didn't remember our house in PA. I knew this day would come, I just didn't realize it would be so quick. Oh well. Anyhow...I'm sure I will kick this soon, but to my friends & family...I miss you. I love you & come see me! ;-)
"From Da Got"...This is Eli's version of the word Forgot. If we leave a room & forget something...he will tell me..."Mommy, you from da got ___!" It is too cute. I tell you that today because I think he has said that word more today than any day.
I gave Eli a new book today called "God Found Us You." It is an amazing book about adoption. Mainly about a mommy fox who wanted a baby & prayed & waited knowing that God would give her the right child. Eli & I read it a couple times & he informed me it is his favorite book. So, tomorrow for his Darling Duck of the Week time he is taking that book in, along with a couple pictures (one of he & daddy fishing, one with the day he came home & our family now) and he wants to take his frog with him. I am hoping the kids enjoy learning more about him in their circle time!
well...that is all for today. 17 more days until Christmas!
Happy Birthday to my dear Mom! We love you!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
My little man loved the drums...my favorite pic of the day!
Other than the zoo there is really not much else to report on today. :-) Although I will tell you...this morning when I woke up it was 35 outside & our house was a chilling 64...so, I actually turned on the heat. Only for a bit. Just to take off the chill. Now it is 70 in here. No more heat for tonight. Tomorrow morning may be a different story. Although since we will be home tomorrow we may just light the fire for a while. :-)Oh, almost forgot...Scoot...Oh my goodness...He was in the kitchen today on the blinds & this evening I noticed he was falling. So, I thought Eli wasn't paying attention & I went over to "help" him back up. AAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHH. Eli yelled at me..."MOMMY, YOU TOOK AWAY THE CHRISTMAS MAGIC!" Hahahahaha. I quickly thought & said, oh, Scoot had to tell Mommy something, cause remember he can talk to adults?! Phew...that was close!
Okay...so...Happy Birthday to my sister Joyce. We love you.
18 more days until Christmas! Woo Hoo!!!
Monday, December 6, 2010
Tonight while eating dinner Elijah told me that Texas is a long story, but...it's fun in Texas. That made me laugh. I asked him if he was talking about the trip. He just smiled & said, it's a long ride mommy. Oh yes Bubba...it was a long drive, but we are here. He just smiled. "I like Texas," he said. It's in those moments that I'm so happy to be here.
Also at dinner...my veggie eating boy wanted tomatoes. We have some cherry tomatoes & Eli was so cute. He told me he wanted to make them splash. I (having had to clean a stain from a brand new shirt last night-yes mom I DID IT!) told him that he needed to do it in his mouth. So, in all his cuteness he took the tomato & then smiled at me..."I splashed it in my mouth mommy!" Ahhhh...I could eat him up in those moments!
Can I just tell you how excited I am for Christmas? Elijah has really started playing with toys more lately. Tonight he was playing with his cars, talking & pretending. Oh what a sight. He was so well behaved again tonight! Praise the Lord! He busted his lip on the playground at school today, but he took it like a champ. It is a little fat & he told me tonight while I was rocking him for bed that he doesn't want to hurt himself any more. His mind is racing all the time.
In speaking of Christmas...what are your opinions on this? My child LOVES slushies or FLUSHIES as he calls them. So, today on our way home from school he asked for a "flushie" so I decided to stop at Sonic. Well, Sonic has happy hour from 2-4 everyday & we were able to get him a slushie for $.50 + tax. So....I'm thinking Sonic gift card for his stocking. What do you think? Too young? LOL?!
Scoot...Eli continues to be amazed with Scoot. Dan & I are loving Scoot & Dan asked me yesterday if Scoot could have 1 day off (Christmas Day) and then reappear the next day to prepare for next year. HAHAHA. I think the novelty would wear off, but it is fun while we are having Scoot around.
One final thing...I received notification that Elijah is the Darling Ducks Student of the Week this week! YAY! So, on Thursday he has to take in a picture of himself & some information & a favorite toy or... So...Mommy is on the look out for creative stuff. I will let you know what we decide! So proud of my little man!
On that note...19 more days until Christmas!
Sunday, December 5, 2010
Throughout the night last night Elijah joined us in our bed. I'm not sure that either one of us even realized it. In fact, Dan said that he didn't know until he rolled over & felt a foot on his hand. Here, Eli had crawled down between us to the bottom of the bed. Scary thing is we didn't even know. I think we were both tired (or it could've been the NyQuil I took before I went to bed). Eli goes through spurts. Last night we let him stay up past his bedtime & thought he would sleep...Didn't happen. Silly us.
Today...2nd Sunday of Advent. Last week the first candle for Hope was lit. We learned to Worship Fully. This week, the 2nd candle for Peace & we were encouraged to Spend Less. Do you know that on average Americans spend $450 Billion on Christmas? You know what is frightening about that? $10 Billion would provide the remaining part of the world with clean drinking water (the places that don't have) & would in return save lives. Can you imagine? All I can say is wow. Today's message focused on worship more, spend less. Jesus is NOT impressed with any earthly kingdom & neither should we be. Pastor Doug reminded us of King Herod. Now, all the earthly buildings he had are in ruins. It's not about the stuff. It's about our relationship with our savior!
Scoot has still been exciting. Today he was in Eli's room & Elijah was soooo excited to show me this morning when I got up. Tonight he told us that there are 2 Santa's. I'm not sure what he is meaning by that, but it is cute to listen to him talk. Dan has my gifts under the tree already so Eli is really getting excited for Christmas. He continues to say that Santa is going to bring him a big truck to ride on. We are so excited to see his face Christmas morning with the Jeep. I can't wait! Eli was with me when I bought one of Dan's presents & well...Eli told Daddy today we got you a cool...& I interrupted him & told him NO...don't tell. I think the cat may already be out of the bag. It's cute though, but hmmm....I don't think I can have him with me. LOL.
Well...20 more days until Christmas! Enjoy your time. Worship More, Spend Less!
Friday, December 3, 2010
Thursday, December 2, 2010
Elijah cracks me up. This morning we were laying in bed & he just looks at me & says "Take a picture Mommy, CHEESE!" So, as you see below...I did. Quite a ham I have.
A few other "Elijahisms" (I know that is NOT a word) for the day were:
"Never mind, I CAN see my eyebrows!"
"Why do you eat ice cream like soap?" (no, we weren't eating Ice Cream...this was during breakfast)
"How do cough catchers scare me all day?"
Me: "Eli, who is your best friend at school?"
Me: "Kaylee?! That's so nice!"
Eli: "Wait a minute; who is Kaylee?"
I busted up laughing. Needless to say when we got to school I noticed that there isn't a Kaylee in his class. There is a Kaitlyn. No wonder he was confused. LOL
Sometimes I wonder if Elijah will be a vegetarian. I am so thankful that he eats fruits & vegetables though. Today for lunch he asked me to pack him ham, nuts, grapes & cucumbers. He ate all his grapes & cucumbers. For dinner I was having a spinach salad & chicken sausage. He & Maddie were having chicken nuggets, mac & cheese, carrots & oranges. Eli ate...celery, spinach, carrots, oranges & cucumbers. Hmmm...I made him eat a couple chicken nuggets just to try to have something of substance in his stomach.
Today...I had a facial. (Thanks babe). I really enjoyed it. The facial was more like a head to toe relaxation. It started with a foot soak...then facial stuff...scalp massage...shoulder, hands, arms, legs & feet massage. It was wonderful. I am just trying to decide if I prefer it or just a normal massage. Simply because the amount of stuff they put on your face really feels heavy to me. I am certain it is the moisturizer & well, I just don't handle moisturizers well...although maybe I should because the girl told me I may benefit from the anti aging facial the next time. Bahaha. I guess I'm getting old.
My friendly reminder...23 more days until Christmas!
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Scoot was blending in today in Mommy's stocking. It took Elijah quite a while to notice him, but when he did...he was soooo excited. He has started talking to Scoot everyday, however, most times he whispers to him & I have no idea what he says. It really has been fun with Scoot around.
Last night at bedtime Eli was saying his prayers & this is what he prayed. "Dear Father in heaven, thank you for mommy & daddy finding me so I am not lost. Amen." I am not sure what he meant it or what he was thinking about, however, it brought tears to my eyes. I think about the gift that God gave us by blessing us with this little man. Finding him so he is not lost...I pray that Elijah will remember that feeling & "find" God as he matures so he will not be lost. The one focus that I have right now as Elijah mommy is to ensure that he is taken care of not only physically, mentally & emotionally, but also spiritually. We are praying that God will use this little man in a great way in his life. I am trusting that to be so.
This afternoon Elijah & I were working on his homework for preschool tomorrow. The letter they are working on right now is J. When he was tracing it I asked him what letter it was. He just looked at me & said "hook" and continued tracing. Hmmm... Also...at what age do kids decide if they will be left or right handed? Elijah continues to use both constantly. I can't even tell what hand he has more control with. I am just curious & will be interesting to see how it pans out.
We just got back from a nice long walk/bike ride. It is such a beautiful day out today. I knew we would both enjoy some time out. Elijah does so well riding his bike. I can't believe how big he is getting. When I was watching him ride I found myself thinking that his training wheels need to come off soon. Really? Wow. Time is flying by. How did I end up with a boy that needs to have his training wheels removed already? Unreal! To top things off his bike that we bought for him 6 months ago for his birthday is already starting to look too small for him. That is funny because when we bought it was big & Dan & I thought this will be great for him for a while. Haha. The joke is apparently on us now.
So, as most of you know I have a goal in life to run a marathon. That goal seems to have taken a back burner for me lately. Which is kind-of funny seeing how I THOUGHT I would have so much more time to exercise now. Although now the challenge is getting in a good work out while paying attention to a 3 year old. It's not that easy. When I run, I have to listen to music & get in my "zone." So, while it is nice that Eli can ride his bike while I run, the difficult thing is I can't zone out because I constantly have to make sure he is okay. Thus...I don't get into my groove. So...I've been thinking about what I can do in the meantime while Eli still needs constant supervision. Walking I can do. I can walk without music (although I much prefer it), but even if I have music I can walk & concentrate on him. So...I have always been a huge Breast Cancer Awareness advocate & always thought it would be awesome to participate in the Avon Breast Cancer Awareness Walk. Well, I've been seeing ads for it for the Houston one. It is April 16 & 17. This is a 2 day walk. In the two days you would walk 39 miles. The first day is 26.2 ( A MARATHON!!!) So, I am really wanting to do this!!! My hold up is...they encourage you to raise $1800 per participant for Breast Cancer Awareness, which I am all for, but that's a lot. I also am really not wanting to do it by myself & although I know other people will be there, but I would love someone to walk with me. Anyone interested in coming to Houston for the weekend to do it with me????
While eating lunch today Elijah made me laugh. My son is not really a ketchup eater. In fact normally if there is ketchup on something he won't touch it. So, today he asked for ketchup to dip his cucumber in. First off I said no you won't like it. Well, he asked again & again. I gave him a dab of ketchup on his plate. He proceeded to place the cucumber in it & took a bite. The look on his face was priceless. He then agreed, that was yucky! Oh that was a great moment!
To end today I would like to remind you that Christmas is only 24 days away! :-) I think I'm going to wrap gifts tonight when Eli goes to bed! Woo Hoo!!!